The Pipeline’s ‘Life Long Learning’ App
At The Pipeline, we believe that organisations only achieve outstanding results when they built high-performing teams with a shared purpose. We have created this App to share our insights to help everyone reach their career ambition. We’ve curated this App to be of help to you, as it contains recordings of some of our free Masterclasses as well as some of the newest and most ground-breaking reports from all over the world. We hope these resources will be helpful to you.
In addition, for our Alumni you will be able to refresh your memory on personal brand, strategy, finance and more with access to our secure complimentary Alumni areas on the app.
Alumni Refresher Events:
We are proud of our Alumni network, and to facilitate lifelong learning we hold annual refresher events for all of our Alumni, usually one in London and one in Manchester. These are a great opportunity to meet and network with fellow alumni. We host world-class speakers (such as Sylvia Ann Hewlett, June Sarpong OBE, Dame Sue Campbell amongst others) and invite a panel of former alumni to speak about their experiences, and share how they achieved successes following The Pipeline programme.
The Pipeline Masterclasses:
The Pipeline’s free, virtual masterclasses have focused on topics from building personal resilience to using ‘big data’, from returning to work after Covid-19 to practical steps to increase diversity in the workforce. We hold frequent, topical masterclasses that our alumni find useful with leading academics, practitioners and business leaders. Look out for your invite to join our next alumni masterclasses.
Karen Blackett OBE
Country Manager, Mediacom
Karen Blackett has been in media for 22 years and is currently Chairwoman of MediaCom, the largest media agency in the UK with billings over £1 billion. Prior to this, Karen was CEO for 5 years.
Karen has been instrumental not only in the success of MediaCom, but in championing diversity throughout the advertising and media industry. In 2012, Karen launched the first ever Government backed Apprentice Scheme for the sector, where the apprentices qualify for an NVQ in Marketing and Communications.
In June 2014, Karen received an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday honours. Karen has won the Women in Marketing (WIM) Outstanding Contribution to Marketing Award, featured 5 times in the Power List of Britain’s 100 Most Influential Black People (heading the list in 2015, the first business woman to do so), and has appeared in the Woman’s Hour Power List of Top 10 Influencers, and Marie Claire’s Women At The Top Awards.
Most recently, Karen has been appointed as one of four external advisors to help diversify the Civil Service, and as a UKTI Business Ambassador for No 10. In March 2016, Karen became the President of NABS, the advertising industry charity which focuses on health and wellbeing in the workplace and presenting the business case for Diversity.
Professor Chris Bones
Academic Advisor and Non-Executive Director
Professor Chris Bones is Dean Emeritus at Henley Management School, Professor of Creativity and Leadership at Manchester Business School and Visiting Professor at the University of Aberdeen. He advises on the academic content of The Pipeline programmes.
Professor Bones is an organisation and change strategist who is consistently ranked by his peers as one of the most influential thinkers of his generation. He has written extensively for professional journals and major newspapers.
He published his first book, ‘The Self-Reliant Manager’ in 1994 and contributed to the republished works of Peter Drucker. His latest book ‘The Cult of Leadership’ addresses the reasons behind the malaise in leadership and what can be done to restore trust in business. It won the 2012 Management Book of the Year Prize – the first UK winner. Before entering the world of academia Professor Bones had a successful career in industry spanning 30 years. He has also advised the current and previous Governments on M&A and pay.
TV & Radio Presenter Sky News
June has enjoyed a 20-year career which has already seen her become one of the most recognizable faces of British television, as well as being one of the UK’s most intelligent and dynamic young hosts. June is a media phenomenon and is the only host of her generation that is equally comfortable interviewing politicians, celebrities and members of the public.
June has also taken on the world’s most challenging live audiences, hosting 2005’s major Make Poverty History event in London’s Trafalgar Square and presenting at the UK leg of Live Earth in 2007. In 2008 alongside Will Smith she also hosted Nelson Mandela’s 90th Birthday celebrations in front of 30,000 people in London’s Hyde Park.
June is the Co-Founder of the WIE Network (Women:Inspiration & Enterprise). WIE first launched in NYC in 2010 and in UK in 2012. This acclaimed conference has featured leading speakers from a gamut of industries, previous speakers include: Sarah Brown, Melinda Gates, Arianna Huffington, Donna Karan, Queen Rania, Nancy Pelosi, Iman and many more. WIE supports female excellence and has an alliance of over 200,000 women.
June’s latest endeavour is Ldny an ethical fashion social enterprise initiative which has a partnership with the United Nations. Ldny launched during UN week at the start of 69th General Assembly Meeting.
June is based in London in 2015 she joined the board of Stronger IN the official campaign to keep Britain in the EU. June is currently a panelist on ITV’s Loose Women and Sky News’s weekly political debate show The Pledge.
Non Executive Director, GAABS
Founding Member and NED at the world’s first association for practitioners of behavioural science. Aims to safeguard ethical practices and protect organisations and recipients of these services.