Bringing people together and especially from different sectors, as Exchange does, can be a very creative process. Participants are able to explore the differences and, just as frequently, the similarities of their experiences and challenges. This leads to their re-thinking some fundamental assumptions and opening their minds to other worlds.
It is a chance to dig deeper, to suspend judgment, to challenge preconceived assumptions and approach things from a fresh perspective. It can also make people reassess their roles as citizens. Overall it enables participants to reflect on the role of society, the economy and their leadership in a more holistic and integrated way.
Participants gain confidence through sharing the way they each are dealing with a range of critical challenges and demands, often with similar underlying issues. They are able to compare approaches to the inevitable constraints and distractions that come with operating at a senior level. In this way they develop a greater respect for and understanding of each other’s roles and the fields in which they operate.
Exchange is a rare opportunity to work with a broad range of individuals across both the public and private sectors. Key to the process is encouraging delegates themselves to manage the agenda and thereby focus on where they are most interested and will gain most benefit.
The combination of people from different disciplines and with a wide variety of roles makes for a powerful whole. It is a great opportunity for people to form strong and lasting relationships as they begin to understand, trust and respect each other.
Who is this programme for?
Senior Directors in the private sector, Director General in Civil Service and CEOs in the wider public and third sector.
Note: Director General applications from the Civil Service are processed by the Cabinet Office, get in touch to find out who to contact.