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Wavelength Connect - The Future of Business

Based on our core belief that leaders learn best from leaders, over 12 months Wavelength Connect 2022 will equip a cohort of 50 change-makers, from different sectors and industries with the insights, connections and energy to tackle the challenges and opportunities facing the world today. 

Wavelength Connect is focused on The Future of Business and underpinned by three pillars:

INSPIRATION

From Alibaba and Amazon: unparalleled global access to some of the world’s most progressive organisations. 

CONNECTION

50 peers from different industries and sectors learning together and from one another.

APPLICATION

Access to a dedicated executive coach shortens the timeline from inspiration to application.

Wavelength Connect 2022

Wavelength Connect is focused on The Future of Business. We brings together leaders from worlds that would not normally interact and provide access to the world’s most admired, successful, innovative companies – providing participants with the inspiration and knowledge to find solutions to core leadership and organisational challenges and to own and action them.

This is a leading-edge programme delivered using a combination of high-touch and high-tech formats that will ensure your leaders and your business thrive in the future.

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"I have done the MBA, I have done the business school courses but Connect is in a league of its own. A truly powerful programme which has made me think differently about my leadership and my business."

Frederico Santos, Customer Director, Carglass Portugal

What's the Focus of Connect?

The principal theme of Connect is The Future of Business. We will explore this topic in depth from four core angles:

Global Perspectives on Innovation & Agility

The pandemic has reinforced the need for every business to be more agile, innovative, and externally aware. Participants will be provided with access to the world’s most innovative companies from Silicon Valley, China, and Israel to gain invaluable insights on innovation.

  • What are the new business models, technologies and consumer trends that every executive should be aware of?

  • How do you create and sustain an agile organisation?

  • What does it take to reinvent and reimagine incumbent businesses at speed?

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Culture and Future Workforce

The way we work has changed irrevocably raising questions about how to lead a hybrid or virtual organisation. We will explore how traditional ED&I and Resilience has been challenged by Black Lives Matter, gender diversity, and mental health issues.

  • How do you build a strong, diverse, and inclusive organisational culture?

  • How do you lead?

  • What is the purpose of the office now?

  • Where should you be looking to recruit the best talent?

The Responsible Organisation

Climate change is the biggest challenge facing humanity right now. We will explore how the world’s leading organisations are putting social and environmental responsibility at the heart of their businesses.

  • What is the role of business in tackling climate change and rising inequality?

  • What does the advent of consumer activism mean?

  • What other societal challenges should business leaders consider?

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Personal Leadership

We believe transformation starts with the individual so at the heart of and running throughout the programme we will hear personal leadership stories from some of the world’s most accomplished and inspirational leaders.

  • How do you remain resilient and resourceful during times of unprecedented change?

  • How do you lead a virtual or hybrid organisation?

  • How do you develop a powerful, relevant personal boardroom network of mentors, provocateurs, and allies?

  • What does it take to lead with and for purpose?

Who is Wavelength Connect for?

Wavelength Connect is designed for your best – your change agents, chief enthusiasts, connectors, and doers.

Each year 50 leaders from leading FTSE 100 companies, social enterprises, charities and public sector agencies participate in Wavelength Connect.

Entire executive teams, groups of leaders drawn from top talent pools and select individuals from the C-Suite have all previously participated.

 

Whilst individuals can participate, Connect works optimally when organisations send a small and carefully selected cohort of this profile.

The Time Commitment

Over the course of 12-months each individual participant will attend:

  • 8 days of virtual and face-to-face events, global innovation modules, and immersive visits;

  • 2 days of executive coaching and peer working groups. These will be delivered in bite sized 60-90 minute sessions across 12-months.

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"Connect helped me navigate a time of profound change - for my industry, my company and for myself. It could not have come at a better time, and proved to be a real anchor and inspiration in a time of immense uncertainty."

Suzy Hay, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Guardian Media Group

How Will Connect Work?

 

Virtual Events live from the Virtuoso Stage

Two events for the whole cohort delivered from the state-of-the-art and only hybrid virtual/physical venue in Europe – the Virtuoso Stage.

These events will feature highly accomplished leaders from diverse worlds speaking on the core themes of:

  • Innovation

  • Culture & Future Workforce

  • Personal Leadership


Recent speakers include senior leaders from Airbnb, Guardian Media Group, Women’s Football, FA, IKEA, DPD, Timpson's, and Page Group.

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Immersive Behind the Brand Visits

Wavelength opens the doors to the boardrooms and shop floors of a dynamic mix of iconic brands and hidden gems for participants to experience first-hand how they create and sustain brilliant customer service, recruit and retain great talent, innovate and excel in an online omni-channel world.


Our hosts have included: Apple, LEGO, Liverpool Football Club, IKEA, Four Seasons, Pret A Manger, BBC, John Lewis Partnership, and Eden Project.

3-Day Rural Retreat

Held at stunning eco-conference centre with spacious internal rooms, an outdoor amphitheatre, lake, and hundreds of acres of farmland for walkie-talkies.

The retreat will be designed to drive deep connectivity amongst the cohort and provide opportunity for them to meet their coaches.

The three days will be punctuated with regular injections of inspiration from highly accomplished business leaders on topics such as:

  • Personal Purpose

  • Resilience and Resourcefulness

  • Diversity and Inclusion


Recent speakers include senior leaders from Unilever, Netflix, BBC, Women of the World Festival, and The Prince's Trust.

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Up Close & Virtual Global Modules

Up Close & Virtual sessions live from China, Silicon Valley, India and Israel focusing on:

  • Global Perspectives on Innovation & Agility

Recent speakers include senior leaders from Alibaba, Netflix, Apple, Aravind Eye Care System, Amazon, Salesforce, WL Gore & Associates, and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and commentators.

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"Connecting with fellow leaders from corporates, charities and government authorities was an enriching experience. Wavelength has awoken my consciousness on how I can make a difference in the world."

Ming Lee, GFS Head of Programme, Jaguar Land Rover

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Coaching to Action Sessions

Delivered in partnership with the Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC), individual sessions with an executive coach help each participant to translate the insights and learnings into concrete actions for their organisations.

Each participant has four 90 minute sessions across the duration of the programme.

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Peer Working Groups

Small working groups bringing together participants from different organisations and sectors designed to foster connectivity, draw out key insights, and land key learnings.

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