WhenTuesday, February 9th from 6:00pm until 8:00pm, UK time
WhereOnline symposium via Zoom.
FormatThere'll be a great line-up of speakers plus ample scope for discussion and debate
Why you should attend
Culture is King.
While that may be an over-simplification, there can be no doubt that culture is a very powerful determinant of what is – and what isn’t – deemed to be acceptable conduct.
Based on the poor conduct that has too often prevailed, it’s easy to come to the conclusion that the sector needs what we sometimes describe as a “cultural transfusion”. We believe that culture can be a key driver for reform of the financial services system, enabling the positive, progressive and purposeful finance reform that is so desperately needed.
To be blunt about it, any attempt to reform the financial services sector without addressing the huge importance of culture will fail.
This symposium represents a great opportunity to discuss and debate the importance of cultural reform; and how to harness it as a driver for positive, progressive and purposeful reform.
We’ll be immersing ourselves in the topic and considering a wide range of perspectives.
Our overall purpose for the event is to shine a very bright light onto this important topic; in keeping with the TTF’s overall mission which is to promote ongoing reform of the financial services sector, so that it serves society better.
“Culture eats strategy for breakfast”
– Peter Drucker
“Why is culture so important to a business? Here is a simple way to frame it. The stronger the culture, the less corporate process a company needs. When the culture is strong, you can trust everyone to do the right thing”
– Brian Chesky
“Every CEO is in fact a Chief Cultural Officer. The terrifying thing is it’s the CEO’s actual behavior, not their speeches or the list of values they have put up on posters, that defines what the culture is. Without these four powers (Hiring, Firing, Promoting, Punishing) any employee at the company is along for the ride in a culture driven by someone more powerful than they are”
– Scott Berkun
“There’s really no such thing as internal culture anymore. Your culture is always public, and it’s your most powerful, public-facing asset or liability”
– David Mattin
Here's the programme and timings so far...
Welcome to the symposium, introductions and initial exploration of the main issues; by
Founder, Transparency Task Force; Governor, Pensions Policy Institute; Chair, Secretariat Committee, APPG on Pension Scams; Chair, Secretariat Committee, APPG on Personal Banking and Fairer Financial Services
Presentation #1, for 10 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A/Discussion by
Owner, Dashfield Coaching and Development
Presentation #2, for 10 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A/Discussion by
Short leg-stretch and comfort break, for 10 minutes
Presentation #3, for 10 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A by
Professor Paul Moxey Bsc (Eng) MBA ACA FCIS
Professor of Corporate Governance, London South Bank University
The “Just a minute”-round
Inspired by the BBC Radio 4 programme, we have asked a selection of our attendees to spend just a minute sharing their thoughts on what has been covered during the symposium. But unlike the Radio 4 programme our speakers won’t be penalised for hesitation, repetition or deviation!
John Martin, Founder/CEO/Consulting Director, Plutus Consulting Group Ltd
Michael Gearin, Private Consultant
Dr Steve Hubbard, Serious Amateur Economist, Retired
Philip Meadowcroft, Chairman, Brandmasters Ltd Executive Pension Scheme
Group discussion & debate, 25 minutes
Final conclusions; and suggested next steps and close to the formal proceedings.
However, for those that want it…
8pm GMT until 8:30pm GMT
….informal, unstructured networking and informal conversation; a “fireside chat” amongst friends as it were
*The programme will continuously evolve so is subject to change.