CMI Annual Midlands Conference 2019

Management 4.0

The world is changing. Don’t get left behind.

Robots. Artificial Intelligence. Digital Leaders.

We’re not talking about science fiction here. These once-novel concepts are becoming ever more standard in businesses across the country. Join us as we explore how to keep up.

Technology like robots, drones and self-driving cars is held up as the key driver behind the Fourth Industrial Revolution — but dig a little deeper, and you’ll find there’s more than meets the eye.

The digital native generation is entering the workplace with expectations around patterns of work and corporate responsibility which organisations are having to respond to. The ageing nature of an increasingly diverse workforce brings both new opportunities and challenges alike, with key puzzles like lifelong learning and diversity and inclusion to solve — and that’s only scratching the surface...

Join us in Birmingham on Friday 4th October, as we discuss the six key areas in which the business world is evolving, and the skills managers and leaders need to develop now to stay relevant as they unfold.

We’ll be exploring...

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As innovations take root in the business world, what new skills will managers and leaders need to build?

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What new challenges will managers face as teams grow more age, gender and racially diverse?

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Patterns of Work

How should policies adapt to attract and retain talent with changing work-life balance expectations?

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Business Models

With new business models emerging, what will this mean for managers?

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How will leadership styles need to shift to allow an increasingly diverse workforce thrive?

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Lifelong Learning

As teams age and new skill needs arise, how will approaches to learning and development change?

Keynote Speakers

Ann Francke Ann Francke CMgr CCMI CEO, CMI
Simon Blake Simon Blake OBE CMgr CCMI CEO, MHFA England
Pavita Cooper CCMI Pavita Cooper CCMI Founder, More Difference
Dr. Marcell Vollmer Dr. Marcell Vollmer Chief Innovation Officer, Celonis

Workshop Hosts

Dorothy Francis MBE CCMI Dorothy Francis MBE CCMI Co-Director, CASE
Patrick Kniveton CCMI Patrick Kniveton CCMI Visiting Professor, University of Derby
Claire-Elaine Arthurs Claire-Elaine Arthurs CMgr MCMI CMI Women Champion, CMI West Midlands Regional Board
Claire Whitehead-Wall Claire Whitehead-Wall FCMI Mentoring Champion, CMI West Midlands Regional Board
Maria Borstnar Maria Borstnar Founder, Nudge 2 Engage

Event Details

2019-10-04 09:30:00 2019-10-04 16:00:00 Europe/London CMI Midlands Conference 2019 The world is changing. Don’t get left behind. International Convention Centre, Broad St, Birmingham, B1 2EA Chartered Management Institute
Birmingham, B1 2EA
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Prices include VAT



  • Disabled access
  • Wi-Fi
  • Catering provided

Nearby Hotels

Crowne Plaza

Hyatt Regency

Hotel Indigo


Jurys Inn

Contact Details

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Registration & Refreshments
Leadership Transformed - Ann Francke CMgr CCMI FIC, Chartered Management Institute
A Celebration of Chartered Managers - Ann Francke CMgr CCMI FIC, Chartered Management Institute
Society Transformed - Pavita Cooper CCMI, More Difference
Breakout Sessions
  • Leadership Transformed - Claire-Elaine Arthurs CMgr MCMI & Claire Whitehead-Wall FCMI
  • Business Transformed - Maria Borstna
  • The Power of Reflecting Forwards - Your Career Learning - Patrick Kniveton CCMI & Joe Margetts MCMI
Breakout Sessions Repeated
  • Leadership Transformed - Claire-Elaine Arthurs CMgr MCMI & Claire Whitehead-Wall FCMI
  • Business Transformed - Maria Borstna
  • Lifelong Learning - Dr Dorothy Francis MBE CCMI
Lunch & Networking
Technology Transformed - Dr. Marcell Vollmer, Celonis
Patterns of Work Transformed - Simon Blake OBE CCMI, Mental Health First Aid England
What’s Next With Membership? - Matt Roberts CMgr FCMI, CMI
Q&A Panel

Chaired by Dilshad Sheikh CCMI, Chair, West Midlands Regional Board with

  • Niamh Mulholland, Director of Communications and External Affair, Chartered Management Institute
  • Dr. Marcell Vollmer, Chief Innovation Officer, Celonis
  • Dr Dorothy Francis MBE CCMI, Co-Director, CASE
  • Patrick Kniveton CCMI, Visiting Professor, University of Derby
  • Matt Roberts CMgr FCMI, Director of Membership, CMI
Thanks & Close

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