Bayes Business School and our joint founders, The Worshipful Company of Management Consultants, invite you to attend an interactive debate led by professional and academic thought leaders - a debate aimed at informing and focusing the education of our next generation of professionals. Come and help influence the future by joining the discussion that we are jointly hosting.
The evening starts with a debate/discussion that will explore and challenge the future alignment of the recruitment needs of business sectors prominent in the City of London with graduates, apprentices and people with specialist technical qualifications from higher and further education.
The key question we aim to explore is “if you were recruiting five years from now, what would you expect from the education system that is different from what you expect today?”.
Come and join in this debate - help shape the future of education in this country.
The recruitment and retention of top talent is ranked as one of the biggest concerns facing businesses today. Many young people pursue additional education in the belief it will help them as they step into professional life. But the business landscape is changing, and the pace of change is relentless. There is increasing demand for “new age” jobs that incorporate skills such as data analytics and digital, as well as changes in attitude about the workplace environment and social responsibility.
How do Employers and the Education System evolve and respond to these changes, so that we continue to produce the bankers, accountants, lawyers, information technologists and management consultants of the future. In such a critical balance of supply and demand, we cannot afford misalignment.
Join us in this exciting opportunity to explore this issue and some possible solutions. The debate/discussion will be hosted by Andre Spicer, Dean of Bayes Business School, and Malcolm McCaig, Chair of the Education Committee of the Worshipful Company of Management Consultants. In addition to hearing from the panel, the audience will have an opportunity to pose their questions:
- The event will be moderated by Rebecca George CBE.
- Setting out the position for Employers is Sarah Passmore.
- Setting out the position for Education is Dr Sionade Robinson FRGS.
- Joining the panel will be Jenny Taylor, MBE, IBM UK Foundation Lead and Keith Smith, CEO HRUC College Group.
The Education Supper: Further Debate/Discussion
Following the initial debate, there will then be an exclusive dinner coupled with some excellent Sicilian wine that WCoMC bought and transported across Europe for its cellar in 2017. Rebecca, Sionaide and Sarah will be in attendance together with members of the Company and their invited guests and we intend the earlier debate and discussion to continue, giving a second chance to influence future education.
During the dinner, the winner of the Urwick Cup in 2022, Professor Andrew Sturdy, will give a brief synopsis of his award winning research on "The Governance of Management Consultancy Use: Practices, Problems, and Possibilities". The practical application of this research could have significant consequences for the management consultancy profession in the future.
Dress code for the Education Supper is Business Attire.
To book your place for the Education Supper please visit the Worshipful Company of Management Consultants website.
The Evening's Programme:
18.00 - Arrival and Networking over Tea and Coffee
18.30 - Debate/Discussion in Main Auditorium (Bayes Basement)
19.45 - Further Networking Reception
20.15 - The Education Supper in The Hub (Bayes Third Floor)
22.00 - Carriages
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