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Leaders in Conversation: 21st Century Leadership - The Art of Collaboration

06 February 2018

Leaders in Conversation: 21st Century Leadership - The Art of Collaboration


We are delighted to invite you to our second Leaders in Conversation event on Thursday 1st March 2018, 7pm to 8.30pm in the Blake Studio. Mark Nicholas MBE (Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association) and Joy Madeiros (Group CEO of Oasis incl. Oasis Community Learning from London) are our two eminent speakers, who will talk about their leadership journeys and how collaboration is defining 21st Century leadership.


Mark Nicholas has had a distinguished seventeen-year career specialising in leadership, strategy development and operational management in the British Army.  He is now the Norfolk Show and Programmes Director with the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association.


Joy Madeiros has been the CEO for the Oasis group since 2009, previously working for the YMCA and M&S. Oasis is the second largest Academy-school provider in England with 47 schools. Oasis has also developed charitable work in 10 other countries as well as the Stop the Traffik campaign; instrumental in making Cadbury Dairy Milk and Nestle’s KitKat bars fairtrade.


At the Norwich School we aim to develop students for a lifetime of leadership and service through a range of opportunities to develop leadership skills.  Collaboration is one of the seven traits* we are seeking to encourage in our Norwich School students, to support them to fulfil their hopes and potential.


Collaboration is important not just because it's a better way to learn.  The spirit of collaboration is penetrating every institution and all of our lives. So learning to collaborate is part of equipping yourself for effectiveness, problem solving, innovation and life-long learning in an ever-changing networked economy.” Don Tapscott


This evening session is open to pupils, parents, staff and ONs.  Tickets for the event are free, but donations on the night would be appreciated (£5 per adult is suggested). All profits go to help Oasis fight modern-day slavery.


Seats are strictly limited so book early.  To book tickets please click here


Refreshments and drinks will be served from 7:00pm. Conversation: 7:30pm-8:30pm.

For more information contact Andy Sexton


 *The seven characteristics we are seeking to model and encourage in our pupils are: Aspiration, Collaboration, Empathy, Enthusiasm, Humility, Initiative and Integrity. 











Joy Madeiros













Mark Nicholas MBE