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John Lewis Partnership Empowered Leadership Event

The John Lewis Partnership and DRPG worked together on the Empowered Leadership Event held at the NEC Birmingham. The objective of the large-scale event was to bring together the 8,000+ leaders and people managers of the Partnership, inspiring and empowering them to become specialists in people and encouraging them to embrace a new style of people-first leadership.

The event was turned around in just a few weeks, built around a learning activity day where people managers from across the UK came together for an emotional experience. The first part of a much wider leadership offer to support people managers across the Partnership, the event took place over seven days, with around 1,300 people on each day.

On arrival, everyone came together in an opening event that focused on showcasing the real people behind the partners which set the tone and energy for the day. Delegates then broke out into four immersive experiences based on Everyday Leadership, Leadership Learning, Leading as Me and Leading Culture. Once the leaders had attended each of the four spaces they then returned to the main room for a 30-minute closing session where they discussed their experiences in a space and environment that encouraged conversations about themselves, their people and the future of the Partnership.

8,000 leaders hosted over 7 days

Four immersive experiences

21 sessions delivered