Uspire L.I.V.E. - Leading In Volatile Environments

7 April, 2022 10:00 am - 3:30 pm Mary Ward House, 5-7 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SN

Why Uspire L.I.V.E.?

How do you help your people navigate with certainty when the volatile world is swirling around us?

The leaders we speak to tell us they are at war with change. They are constantly being pulled into the frontline muck and bullets, and never have a plan of action fixed for long. It’s exhausting to manage, and gut instinct leadership only gets them so far.

With no end in sight to the chaos, what capabilities and skills do you need to help you live in this volatile environment?

Join Uspire and guest speakers, Floyd Woodrow and Emma Stroud,  and explore the military acronym “VUCA” the antidote to leading in volatile, uncertain, complex & ambiguous times.

Who is it for?

  • CEOs/MDs - view your strategic planning through the VUCA lens
  • Business Owners - understand how to react with agility to our increasingly volatile business environment
  • Senior Leaders - prepare your teams to respond to a VUCA environment

Why attend Uspire L.I.V.E.?

  • Apply Floyd's strategic blueprint and North Star approaches to go beyond vision.
  • Use some of Emma's improv skills and be more agile in how your respond to changing circumstances
  • Explore how peers seek pain point understanding to give clarity; then reapply this thinking to your world with tools you and your teams can use.
  • Make time and space for yourself to think differently by trying on a few of DeBono's "Thinking Hats"

About Floyd Woodrow

Floyd has an international reputation for designing and running leadership and elite performance training in sports, business government and education. Floyd will be sharing his Compass for Life: a tool designed to help create anchor points for navigating VUCA landscapes.

About Emma Stroud

Emma has an eclectic work background which encompasses her various passions. She helps talented people enhance the "how" they will deliver their "what"


  • 10.00 - Welcome
  • 10.15  - Floyd Session 1
      • Super North Star - explore your purpose & direction in life
  • 10.45 - Floyd Session 2
      • South Cardinal Strategy - situation analysis, how to get the team there
  • 11.15 - Coffee, Networking
  • 11.45 - Floyd Session 3
      • East Cardinal Strategy - values and team behaviour code of conduct
  • 12.15 - Floyd Session 4
      • West Cardinal Strategy - warrior mentality & physical resistance
  • 12.45 - Lunch
  • 13.45 - Simon Browne - VUCA in action
      • Uspire associate Simon talks about applying VUCA thinking to a major public health programme
  • 14.05 - Emma Stroud - Lessons from a Clown (Session 1)
      • think on your feet and become super-agile in ambiguous situations
  • 14.50 - Coffee & Networking
  • 15.05 - Emma Stroud  - Lessons from a Clown (Session 2)
  • 15.50 - Closing comments
  • 16.00 - Close 

Where is Uspire LIVE?

Mary Ward House welcomes Uspire LIVE on 7th April. Situated within walking distance of Euston and Russel Square Tube, Mary Ward House is a wonderful conference space with a rich history.

Mary Ward House
5-7 Tavistock Place


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