The BritishAmerican Business (BAB) Academy is a new series of workshops covering different business skills for high potential individuals aspiring to be general mangers and who are rising stars in their organisations.
The Academy offers a unique snapshot of key business functions and provides skills to help young professionals grow into general management roles.
Who is the Academy for?
Limited to 30 places, the BAB Academy is designed for young professionals with about 5 years of professional experience who work for BAB member companies – transatlantic firms and organizations of all sizes, based on both sides of the Atlantic.
The programme provides a great chance to to gain experience and insight in areas outside your core function from a variety of industry leaders, and to make new professional relationships and contacts on both sides of the Atlantic.
We invite BAB members to nominate young professionals within their company to participate in the programme.
Email Emma Sherborne to put a colleague forward: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What to expect?
The series will consist of 10 wide-ranging interactive virtual workshop sessions, running from October to July , including interactive workshops presented by leading business experts and advisors from a selection of carefully chosen BAB companies.
The participation fee for all sessions, including pre-material and post-follow up is £1,500 (+ VAT) or $2,000.
Click on the header below to learn more about each workshop in the Academy Program
Led by Sermelo
DATE: Thursday, October 14th 2021
TIME: 11am – 12:30pm EDT | 4:00pm – 5:30pm BST
There is a well-known saying that it takes a lifetime to build a good reputation but you can lose it in a minute. In this session you will explore the many faces of modern organisational crises and what actions organisations can take to protect their reputations and businesses. We will cover what constitutes a crisis, planning and preparing for a crisis, managing a crisis and communicating in a crisis. A guest speaker will share knowledge on business continuity management and managing the current workplace mental health crisis. You will then be invited to participate in a crisis simulation and put your learnings into action.
Led by CLA (CliftonLarson Allen LLP)
DATE: Wednesday, February 23rd 2022
TIME: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST | 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm GMT
Financial statements offer insights on the health of a company, which can be difficult to articulate by other means. While accountants and finance professionals are trained to read and understand these documents, entrepreneurs and business professionals are not. Understanding what financials statements tell and don’t tell will better equip entrepreneurs make the best decisions while working cross functionally with finance professionals. The meaningful interpretation and analysis of balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements to discern a company’s investment qualities is also the basis for smart investment choices.”
Led by Brands at Work
Date: Wednesday, May 25th 2022
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm BST
Not all great storytellers are leaders. But all great leaders are storytellers.
What does storytelling really mean in business? Why is it such an important part of a leader’s arsenal? When will you need it most? And how do you go about crafting great stories anyway? This 90-minute, interactive session will demystify storytelling in the corporate world and provide practical tools to help improve your storytelling technique. From cultural theory and scientific evidence behind the power of stories, to illustrations of great business storytelling that have united behaviours, to a breakdown of how to bring your stories to life, this is a must-attend session for the budding corporate leader.