As part of the international’ Churchill 2015 – 21st Century Statesmanship Global Leaders Programme‘, The Møller Centre is convening an esteemed international group of 30 eminent senior leaders, including Ms. Ane Mærsk Mc-Kinney Uggla, chairman of the Board the A.P. Møller Foundation and vice-chairman of global conglomerate Maersk Group’s board of directors, to explore what is required of leadership to adapt organisations, including their culture and teams, to thrive in today’s world and the uncertainty of the future. Ms Ane Uggla will deliver a key note speech to set the context entitled, ‘How do core values support the leadership of a global organisation such as Maersk to adapt and thrive both today and tomorrow’.

The Møller Centre’s practical leadership symposium, on Friday 12 June 2015, will form part of a unique international celebration of the life and legacy of Sir Winston Churchill, fifty years after his death, sixty years after his final resignation as prime minister, and seventy five years after his ‘finest hour’ leading the fight against fascism in 1940.  The ‘Churchill 2015: 21st Century Statesmanship Programme’, under the patronage of former UK Prime Minister Sir John Major is bringing together panels of business leaders, academics and policy makers from around the world to discuss the key strategic issues facing leaders in order to identify the skill sets required and redefine leadership in the modern society. Each group’s recommendations will be published collectively along with a strategic overview in a digital book that will form a ‘leadership blue print’ for the 21st century. The next steps and action agenda will then be agreed at a high-level summit of leaders chaired by Lord George Robertson, former NATO Secretary General at The Guildhall, London on 23rd October.

Gillian Secrett, CEO of the Moller Centre and Fellow of Churchill College explained: 

“At the Practical Leadership symposium, our leadership development experts will facilitate the group of senior leaders to explore the key strategic issues they face in the context of today’s world, the impact of individual leadership approaches and behaviours in tackling these issues and the significance of the engagement with teams to deliver successful outcomes. The process is designed to be a virtuous circle. As well as the output informing the Churchill 2015 leadership report, we will take inspiration from the leaders present to inform and further develop the Møller leadership approach as part of the core content of a ‘Churchill Leadership Programme’ to be delivered to senior and aspiring leaders through The Møller Centre.

We are delighted to be part of the 21st Century Statesmanship Global Leaders Programme and it is fitting that we will be exploring and defining today’s key leadership challenges and strategic issues in the College which embodies Sir Winston Churchill’s vision for how higher education can benefit society in the modern age.

Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller was one of the most respected industrialist leaders in Denmark and his vision and benefaction created The Møller Centre for Continuing Education, to bring the worlds of academia and industry together for Executive and Professional education and development. He believed that Denmark’s safety during the Second World War and freedom and prosperity afterwards, had depended on Churchill’s leadership and wanted to create a living legacy in his honour at Churchill College.

This unique connection of two great leaders provides the context and inspiration for the leadership development we deliver here at The Møller Centre. With a strong focus on impact, we work with leaders and aspiring leaders through a special combination of practitioner, academic and experiential learning to enable them to excel and reach their potential to the benefit of the organisations for which they work, and society as a whole.”

For full details about the ‘Churchill 2015 — Global Statesmanship Leaders Programme,’ visit the Churchill Central website.

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Churchill 2015

Churchill 2015 is a unique international celebration of the life and legacy of Sir Winston Churchill, fifty years after his death, sixty years after his final resignation as prime minister, and seventy five years after his ‘finest hour’ leading the fight against fascism in 1940.

Churchill-related activity is taking place around the world to commemorate his achievements, to highlight his vibrant existing legacy, to promote a range of educational opportunities and to bring his life and work to new audiences.

Churchill 2015 follows three main themes: Commemoration, to mark this important anniversary appropriately; Education, to engage and inspire future generations; and Legacy, to highlight, develop and enhance the existing work of Churchill organisations in delivering programmes focusing on leadership, debate and public speaking.

Churchill 2015 is being led by an alliance of those charities and institutions with an interest in the life or legacy of Sir Winston. For a full list of partners and planned activities see:

Churchill Central