The ABCs of Nurturing an Engaged Workforce

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The ABCs of Nurturing an Engaged Workforce

Competing for new hires or retaining employees is a challenge for today’s leaders. Whether struggling with "The Great Resignation" or...

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Please join us for an exclusive online Zoom call with Kathleen O'Conner (London Business School) will be giving a presentation on the ABC's of Nurturing an Engaged Workforce.

Competing for new hires and working to retain current employees is a challenge for today’s leaders. Whether one is struggling with ‘the Great Resignation’ or simply struggling to keep up in a tight labour market, it is worth considering how to best retain and engage great employees.

In this session, Kathleen will briefly review science of employee engagement and share an easy-to-use framework for nurturing engagement, even among dispersed workforces. Using real-world examples, she will help leaders see how they can implement the ABCs of Engagement framework.¨


  • Entrepreneurs who want to recruit top talent
  • Members of the Virtual International Accelerator
  • Founders who want to find a CoFounder
  • Angel Investors who want to find startups to support


15:00 - 15:10 Welcome and Introduction of Kathleen

15:10 - 15:45 The ABCs of Nurturing an Engaged Workforce with Kathleen O'Conner

15:45 - 16:00 Questions & Answers

16:00 - 16:30 Breakout Rooms

1 - Networking

2 - Exclusive conversation with Kathleen for VIAR/VIP Members

16:30 - Close

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ABOUT OUR GUEST SPEAKER - Kathleen M. O’Connor, Ph.D.

Clinical Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Faculty Director of Executive Education, London Business School

Dr. Kathleen O’Connor has more than two decades of experience working with both senior executives and developing managers. Her focus is on improving leaders’ capabilities to deliver better results through leading more productive, more innovative and healthier organisations.

A globally-recognised scholar, O’Connor’s best known scientific research focuses on how to improve collaborations and how people can navigate common points of friction to get what they need. Recent work investigates how empathy and belonging can serve and sometimes sabotage employees. Her research has been honoured by awards from leading scholarly organizations, including the Academy of Management and the International Association for Conflict Management. O’Connor is also an award-winning teacher.

Her corporate clients are headquartered around the world and represent a range of sectors, including professional services, manufacturing, and not-for-profit. She co-directs the Women in Leadership and Women in Business executive programmes at London Business School

She received a B.S. from Cornell University, and an A.M. and Ph.D. in social and organizational psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has held tenured and visiting faculty appointments at Rice University and the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at North-western University and, for more than 20 years, at Cornell University’s Johnson College of Business.

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The League of Entrepreneurs was Founded in April 2015 by James Shoemark and Michael Clouser who are CoFounders at The Startup Race.

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Michael Clouser is a Serial Entrepreneur as well. A former venture capitalist in the US, Mike was also with the Edinburgh-Stanford Link and co-founded the Edinburgh Entrepreneurship Club (E-Club). He also organized and coordinated the Scotland-Silicon Valley Link.

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