The United Kingdom
We are the largest IMD Alumni club outside Switzerland and our mission is to provide members with first class opportunities for networking and for furthering life-long learning.
The club is run by a volunteer committee of Alumni – you can see their names and some brief biographies on the About the Club tab.
Members receive regular invitations to events, including members-only networking functions. Most of our large events are open to all IMD Alumni resident in the UK, but subscribing members have the advantage of early notification and priority for booking as well as a modestly discounted price. The annual subscription is £30.00. For more information, please go to the Membership tab.
Events are often arranged at relatively short notice and members are notified by e-mail at the earliest opportunity. For most of our activities, we use “Eventbrite” which provides a one-stop on-line booking booking portal. If you would like to see a summary of past activity, please click here.
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As an executive, you constantly face complex problems. Solving them intuitively can be disastrous, but too much analysis can also end poorly. What you need is a versatile approach customizable to each of the problems you face. During this session the speakers will present and discuss a three-step process that we call FrED – frame, explore, decide – to help us solve complex problems from all walks of life. To make the concepts come alive, Fred Turner, Retail Director at Fuller’s, will be sharing his experiences applying the FrED methodology to the post-covid strategy at Fuller’s. This event is open to UK club members. Membership is £30 for the year. If you are not yet a member of the UK club, you can join here here. Please kindly ensure that you are a paying club member before you register for the event, thank you. *Note that all IMD Alumni are eligible to become members of the UK club.
Join the UK club at Ipsos Global Trends Offices where we will explore the views of 48,000 people across 50 markets, from Argentina to Zambia, and reflect on what this means from Britain. Agenda: 6:00pm Arrival 6:15pm IMD Alumni Club of the UK AGM presented by Harry Mann, Treasurer 6:30pm Ipsos Presentation 7.00pm – 8pm cocktails & networking The event will be hosted by: Antonia Lopez, Trends and Foresight Associate Consultant Billie Ing, Global Head of Trends and Foresight Mark Pritchard, Associate Partner and Healthcare Expert The Ipsos speakers will lead a presentation of key findings of the latest Ipsos Global Trends Survey, including a segment on healthcare and consumers: How consumer and citizen values are changing in the UK and globally Changing consumer preference between local and global brands How brand purpose is adapting in critical times Where the balance lies for citizens between climate concern and climate action New findings on health which confirm the rise of mental health as a key issue This event is open to IMD Alumni
How are you leading during the New Normal? In our club event held in December 2021 ‘Leading through the New Normal with Professor George Kohlrieser’, the polling survey said >90% of respondents would be interested in a peer coaching forum to discuss leadership topics. This was also endorsed by George as a good way to build leadership resilience in challenging times. We are delighted to invite you to an online peer coaching event with the purpose to facilitate supportive discussion in small groups on leadership topics and challenges amongst IMD alumni. The event will start with a short talk from professional leadership coach Dean Michelli. Then participants will be put into breakout rooms in groups of 3 to share their own challenges in turn and seek advice and perspective from the others. After breakout sessions, key insights will be shared in an informal plenary setting. Register for this event HERE This event is for IMD Alumni *To ensure psychological safety for all of our participants, we ask everyone to join on time. We will not be able to admit any late comers after the breakout room discussions start.*
Recharge your 5 Batteries How to sustain high performance and well-being Are you wondering how to thrive in the midst of the current changes? Are you still feeling drained by the uncertainty we face? Do you wish to learn practical and effective strategies to be at your best more often? Do you want to sustain more easily both high performance and well-being? Join the UK club for this experiential and interactive webinar on personal energy management, with Executive Coach Francesca Giulia Mereu, who will walk us through the ‘Recharge Your Batteries’ framework. During this webinar you will: Discover the 5 dimensions of your energy and why they matter for you Learn 4 hacks to be at your best, especially when time is scarce Identify new mini-habits to increase the energy to achieve your goals It all starts with understanding your energy: what powers it, what drains it, and how to sustain it. The ‘Recharge Your Batteries’ framework provides you with a strong baseline to dive in and to assess for yourself, starting with your online Energy Check. To get the most value from this webinar, complete the Energy Check and have your results to hand This event is for IMD Alumni
Register for our joint panel event between ICBS and IMD featuring: Imperial College Business School’s Centre for Digital Transformation Director Professor Chris Tucci (Professor of Digital Strategy and Innovation) International Institute for Management Development’s Global Centre for Digital Business Transformation’s Director Professor Michael Wade (Professor of Innovation and Strategy ) International Institute for Management Development’s Professor Didier Bonnet (Professor of Strategy and Digital Transformation) These top European experts will be discussing key Digital Transformation topics, as well as taking questions from the floor. Please register in advance for this session: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/digital-transformation-with-top-experts-from-icbs-and-imd-tickets-315483669147 This event is for global IMD Alumni
It’s customers – not CEOs – who decide whether companies succeed. Some companies are great for customers, changing whole markets to better serve them, making things easier and improving what matters, which often translates into huge business success. So why does being customer-led remain elusive for so many?
Over the past few years, and especially with the pandemic, we have been observing an increase in volume and frequency of cyberattacks. But one particular threat, namely ransomware, has been devastating to organizations, regardless of size, industry or digital maturity, like no other threat type that came before. In this session, Professor Öykü Işık will guide us through the mechanisms enabling ransomware to be this disruptive, and discuss mitigation and response strategies. Please register in advance for this session: https://imd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAuc-6trDoqE9yn8HX3i-t3RFrosuGaGG1e This event is for UK IMD Alumni
The IMD Alumni Club of Lausanne in conjunction with the IMD Alumni Club of the UK are hosting an international VIRTUAL afterwork ‘meet and greet’, where you will be able to connect in breakout rooms and share elevator pitches and coordinates, and so on. Online- Zoom Thursday 10th March 17:30- 19:30 UK time Register in advance for this event: https://imd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIudO6trT4iHNf-xAh1kW77C1hcVB-P5P2x Please don’t hesitate to join with a glass of wine or beer in hand! This event is for IMD Alumni
Please join your fellow IMD alumni at an informal drinks party for a very relaxed get-together! There is no charge for the event, and drinks will be at your own cost. This event is for all IMD alumni, and guests are welcome Look forward to seeing as many of you as possible then!
Our aim is to provide members with opportunities to meet and network in interesting, convivial surroundings. Our usual programme of events ranges from high profile speaker events to completely informal gatherings. Although much of our activity is open to all, members have the advantage of earlier booking opportunities (and thus priority if an event is likely to be oversubscribed) as well as a discount on the booking price.
The annual subscription is £50. Please use the “Contact” button on the right side of this page for more information about joining the club.