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Henley Partnership: Webinar – Seriously, what’s next? The megatrends you need to watch

“Megatrends are powerful, transformative forces that could change the global economy, business and society – have been changing the way we live for centuries. Think electricity, automobile, the Internet.”

– Exclusive to Henley Partnership members –

We entered a global pandemic in February 2020, and the world had to adapt to its impact – both in terms of health of the population and the economic growth from the impact of businesses suffering . However, during adaptation to COVID-19 and the world changing track, we also saw major influences continue to march on – these are called megatrends. According to global investment bank Black Rock, “Megatrends are powerful, transformative forces that could change the global economy, business and society – have been changing the way we live for centuries. Think electricity, automobile, the Internet.”

According to EY, some examples of what megatrends lie ahead for us are:

  • Human AI augmentation
  • Gen Z leaders
  • Hybrid work life
  • Ethical capitalism
  • Open and distributed work

In this session we will unpack some of these and consider the impact and influence they have on us all. We will consider the leadership styles that will enable us to meet the challenges these megatrends bring.

Who should attend?

This session is for anyone who is interested in knowing what lies ahead for organisations and what kind of skills and mindsets are needed.

“Technologies such as human AI augmentation are as transformative and impactful as the personal computer and leaders need to better understand the impact of it, as this megatrend is well on its way”

Richard Foster-Fletcher, Digital Strategist and Founder of


Dr Naeema Pasha - Henley Business School Finland

Director of Careers and Professional Development and Founder of World of Work (WOW) at Henley Business School, Naeema Pasha currently leads on Professional Development, People and Future of Work in Henley, and established WOW to explore future of work readiness. She leads the Henley strategy project on skills-led recovery and future of work. Naeema’s recent research on future of work provided the foundation for building WOW, looking at the range of influences on work, such as AI and automation, diversity and inclusion and quad-generations. Her doctoral research sheds light on key factors that enable people and organisations to succeed against the backdrop of future of work technological changes, such as adaptability in times of uncertainty. Her work also focuses on the transformations in workplaces because of new technologies, especially now in looking at the impact of the pandemic. She’s now looking into ethics and trust in AI with regard to corporate structures and leadership. Naeema has been named as one of the IPFConline Top 50 Worldwide Influencers on AI Ethics in 2020. Naeema is also Principal Practitioner with the Association of Business Psychologists.

How do I book?

This event is exclusive to members of The Henley Partnership. To book please contact your HR or Learning and Development team at your organisation.

Unsure who to contact? Please do not hesitate to contact us at

For this event, up to 20 places per member organisation are available. ’Up to’ indicates the maximum number per member organisation, it is not an allocation of places. All places are subject to availability at the time of booking.

Key words

This events primary theme is strategy and innovation and the secondary theme is change.

It is relevant to the development of adapt, change, challenge, future, forward thinking, megatrends, influence, AI, generations, reflect, impact

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