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May 18

Webinar: Chartered Management Institute - benefits for alumni and students

Thursday, May 18, 2017 -

12:00 to 13:00

Online

Join us for a lunchtime webinar that will explain how you can benefit from our innovative partnership with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

May 17

Learning at Work Week: The Case for Curiosity Webinar

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 -

12:30 to 13:00

Online

Contact: OUBS Alumni Team

In support of Learning at Work Week and this year’s theme of ‘curious and creative’, The Open University Business School is offering a special webinar on the ‘curious learner’. During this webinar, we’ll explore the valuable role that curiosity plays in learning generally but specifically in a work context. 

May 9

Open University Business School London Alumni Networking Informal Drop In

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 -

18:30 to 21:30

Champagne Charlie's, The Arches, 17 Villiers St, Charing Cross, London WC2N 6NG

Contact: Nicholas Pope

This is an informal event in a pub in Central London. Pop in for a quick drink or stay for longer. Friends and colleagues are welcome.

Career Webinar: Management beyond the mainstream

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 -

12:30 to 13:30

Online

Contact: OUBS Alumni Team

During this webinar you will gain exposure to alternative forms of organisation, decision-making, adaptive leadership and other management thinking ‘outside the box’.

Apr 27

Webinar: The Challenges of Global L&D

Thursday, April 27, 2017 -

12:30 to 13:00

Online

Contact: OU Events team

This free webinar is run in partnership with the Campaign for Learning and is aimed at HR and learning and development professionals. During the webinar we'll discuss what we mean by "Global L&D", along with the challenges and how L&D professionals should respond.

Apr 26

AMBA Spring Accredited MBA Fair 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 -

17:30 to 20:30

Grange City Hotel, London, UK EC3N 2BQ

Contact: AMBA

Come and meet our admissions team on 26 April in London at AMBA’s spring accredited MBA fair. You can find out about our MBA courses and get one-to-one advice from us directly.

Apr 25

An Evening with Sir Nicholas Forwood QC

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 -

17:30 to 20:00

Church House Westminster, Deans Yard, Westminster, London, SW1P 3NZ

Contact: OU Law Events

The Open University Law School is pleased to invite Business and Law students and alumni to hear leading EU judge, Sir Nicholas Forwood QC, speak about his career and challenges in EU competition law. 

Career Webinar: Marketing in the 21st Century

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 -

12:30 to 13:30

Online

Contact: OUBS Alumni Team

This webinar looks at the challenges of marketing, the role of branding and the development of communities and ways your organisation can achieve competitive advantage.

Apr 11

Open University Business School London Alumni Networking Informal Drop In

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 -

18:30 to 21:30

Champagne Charlie's, The Arches, 17 Villiers St, Charing Cross, London WC2N 6NG

Contact: Nicholas Pope

This is an informal event in a pub in Central London. Pop in for a quick drink or stay for longer. Friends and colleagues are welcome.

Apr 6

OU MBA online information session

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 19:00

The online information sessions are a brilliant opportunity to gain an understanding of various aspects of MBA study

2nd International Public and Political Leadership (PUPOL) Conference | Leadership for Public and Social Value

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 09:00 to Friday, April 7, 2017 - 17:30

Michael Young Building, The Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Contact: Michelle Stevens

Registration is now open for the 2nd International Public and Political Leadership (PUPOL) Conference, organised by The Open University Business School on 6th and 7th April 2017 at The Open University, Milton Keynes. 

Mar 30

MBA Arena - Venture Capital: The New Superhero?

Thursday, March 30, 2017 -

18:15 to 21:00

Balderton Capital offices, London

Contact: Sandy Khan

Some would say Venture Capital is one of the sexiest forms of financing a business. It’s also one of the most expensive. A rare opportunity to meet VCs at a VC!  Not to be missed if you aspire to work in or with venture capital.

Mar 23

Career Webinar: Leadership and Management in intercultural contexts

Thursday, March 23, 2017 -

12:30 to 13:30

Online

Contact: OUBS Alumni Team

This webinar will look at the critical understanding of cultural and institutional differences between countries and regions and their implications for your leadership and management.

Mar 22

The Leadership Challenge: Powerful Presentations Courses

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 08:30 to Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 17:00

Somerford Hall, Brewood, Staffordshire, ST19 9DQ

Do you ever have to give presentations at work, in front of large or even small audiences?  Is it important to you that these presentations go well and are successful?  Do you occasionally think that your presentations could be better, but you’re not sure how?

Mar 20

The Leadership Challenge: Powerful Presentations Course

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 08:30 to Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 17:00

Somerford Hall, Brewood, Staffordshire, ST19 9DQ

Do you ever have to give presentations at work, in front of large or even small audiences?  Is it important to you that these presentations go well and are successful?  Do you occasionally think that your presentations could be better, but you’re not sure how?

Mar 15

Webinar: Better Governance. Better Consequence.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 -

19:00 to 20:00

Online

Contact: OUBS Alumni Team

During our complimentary Business Perspectives webinar we’ll use sport as a metaphor to explore governance. 

Mar 14

Open University Business School London Alumni Networking Informal Drop In

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 -

18:30 to 21:30

Champagne Charlie's, The Arches, 17 Villiers St, Charing Cross, London WC2N 6NG

Contact: Nicholas Pope

This is an informal event in a pub in Central London. Pop in for a quick drink or stay for longer. Friends and colleagues are welcome.

Breakfast Briefing: Do employers really want their employees to be critical thinkers?

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 -

08:00 to 10:00

Hub Suite (Juniper & Medlar), The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Contact: Events team

This Business Network Breakfast Briefing will be led by Dr Alex Wright, Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management at The Open University Business School. Alex will explain his research project idea that would examine how critical thinking is understood among employers and practitioners.

Mar 9

AMBA Webinar - Learning for Success in a Digital Age

Thursday, March 9, 2017 -

13:00 to 14:00

Online

Contact: Victor Hedenberg

Eileen Arney will present the challenges and opportunities of designing and delivering online learning, and how Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) can be used to support learning in the workplace.

Feb 23

OU MBA online information session

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 19:00

The online information sessions are a brilliant opportunity to gain an understanding of various aspects of MBA study

Community and Speaker Event (Vienna)

Thursday, February 23, 2017 -

18:00 to 20:30

Landtmann’s Bel-Etage, Oppolzergasse 6, 1010 Vienna, Austria

Contact: Sabine Sage

If you’re considering studying with The Open University, you’re warmly invited to our informal event on Tuesday 23 February in Vienna.

Business Perspectives Masterclass: Better Governance. Better Consequence.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 -

12:00 to 17:00

Crowne Plaza: The City, 19 New Bridge St, London EC4V 6DB

Contact: OU Alumni Team

In this masterclass we will share insights and explain how governance works across differing sectors but with variable qualities, focusing on its various forms and structure.

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