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Kingston Business School Visiting Faculty Lecture Series: Hazel McLaughlin

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Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Venue: Room 0026, Business School (ground floor), Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB
Price: free
Speaker(s): Professor Hazel McLaughlin

Kingston Business School Visiting Faculty Lecture Series: Hazel McLaughlin

Kingston Business School is delighted to open its doors for a series of thought-provoking lectures, designed to showcase the expertise of our Visiting Professors and Fellows.

We welcome our students, staff, alumni and the wider business community to attend these exciting events and to join us for networking drinks following each lecture.

The lectures will start at 6pm on campus, with the networking reception running from 7pm-8pm.

Our next guest speaker will be Hazel McLaughlin.

 About the speaker

Hazel McLaughlin is an international business psychologist and executive coach with corporate experience in both Executive and Non-Executive Director roles. She is Visiting Professor at Kingston Business School and at Kings College London IoPPN and is Past President of the British Psychological Society. She is CEO and founder of MorphSmart, applying science with organisations to enable people and organisational change and business transformation. Hazel is on the Advisory Group for the British Academy of Management's strategic project on Equality, Diversity, Inclusivity and Respect in Business and Management Higher Education Institutions. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce (RSA) and a fellow of the BPS, and an international member of American Psychological Association. She contributes to the Global Psychology Alliance which brings together psychological associations on topics such as climate change, the post pandemic world, mental wellbeing, resilience, and sustainability. She is a mentor and leader on the Global Learning Leadership Institute.

Hazel combines evidence and practice to achieve organisational impact. She works with global business leaders and teams across industry sectors and is a trusted advisor. She was the lead author on the international research paper ‘Women in Power', which reviewed the psychological evidence on women and diversity. Midcareer, she was twice nominated for Women of the Year, the national UK event. She was the Excellence in Occupational Psychology Practice Award winner for 2019 for the three-year assignment with an NHS trust on leadership, change and organisational development.

About the lecture

Leadership in Challenging Times
In the post-pandemic world, organisations face significant threats and challenges as well as potential opportunities. More than ever, they must navigate complex, and rapidly changing environments and they operate in times of uncertain and ambiguity. There is a need for innovation, effective decision-making, and new thinking. Existing processes, structures and ways of operating simple do not work. There is a need to be responsive and agile and to seek out different and entrepreneurial ways to gain the competitive edge. The role of leadership is more critical than ever before. Leaders are often managing in hybrid work environments, with uncertain supply chains and increasing costs. This visiting faculty lecture explores the role of leadership and how organisations must adapt and change if they are to survive and thrive.

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Lucy Raymond


Directions to Room 0026, Business School (ground floor), Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB: