5 February 2019
SCI's Mid-Career Group
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This is the inaugural event of the SCI mid-career group. In the next 5–10 years, businesses across many sectors globally will face a drop off in valuable experience and leadership skills as the ageing population sees many business leaders move into retirement. Although the population in the UK comprised 10.1 million people of between 50 and pensionable age in 2016, this figure is expected to leap to 13.8 million by 2020, according to the Office for National Statistics. The number of those between 16 and 49 years old will, in turn, drop by 700,000. With industry facing a period of unprecedented change and new technologies being introduced at an increasing rate, we must act now to ensure sustainable growth in innovation through strong leadership. This event aims to review the challenges and potential solutions. Focus will be given to innovation in the chemical industry and particularly what will be needed from our mid-career professionals. Delegates from across businesses will include business and HR leaders as well as mid-career professionals and the event will be interactive with workshops and opportunities for networking.
A 'mid-career professional' is defined as someone who:
The meeting will officially launch the SCI Mid-Career Group and give delegates an opportunity to input into the scope and direction of future activities, and to build new networks which will become invaluable as they progress in their careers.
This event will be of interest to the following;
All delegates will be expected to participate in a constructive way in facilitated workshop style activities to help identify solutions and best practices which can address the aims of the event. Information and input (survey) will be requested ahead of the meeting to support the agenda.
|Registration and refreshments
|Welcome and introduction
|The UK chemistry-based industry in a changing global landscape
Sharon Todd, Chief Executive Officer, SCI
|Growth in innovation and the needs of industry
Robin Harrison, Global Innovation Director, Synthomer
|Developing mid-career professionals for the industry of tomorrow
Ian Honeywell, Talent and Development Manager, Johnson Matthey
|The importance of building innovative leaders – a company director's perspective
Simon Hirst, Chief Executive Officer, Sygnature Discovery
|From Medicinal Chemist to HR Programme Lead
Gemma White, HR Talent Programme Lead, GSK
|Workshop strands – led by Synthomer, Johnson Matthey and Croda
|Workshop feedback session
|Wrap up and next steps
14/15 Belgrave Square
Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561
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