EiP 2015 Webinar – Royal Mail Group & Saïd Business School

Hosted by: EFMD

The event will start on: 20 Jan 16 17:00
And will end on: 20 Jan 16 18:30

Location: web-based,

From 12:00pm to 1:30pm CET (Paris time).
If not familiar with Webex, please make sure you connect 15 minutes prior to the session.

“Delivering one of the Biggest Industrial Transformations in UK History: Building Leadership in Royal Mail Group”

In 2013 the UK’s designated universal postal service provider, Royal Mail, was floated on the London Stock Exchange. In preparation for this move, the Group had already embarked on one of the largest organisational change programmes in Europe. The aim was to ensure Royal Mail Group was equipped to compete in an increasingly competitive marketplace with the organisational agility to respond to evolving markets and customer needs.

In 2011, Oxford University’s Saïd Business School was selected to work on the design and delivery of a strategic leadership programme targeted at senior leaders who play a significant role in leading and shaping the Royal Mail Group business. The partnership was extended in 2014 to encompass a second, inter-connected programme for senior managers.

Over the last three years, over 500 senior leaders and managers have engaged in an intensive and sustained learning journey, and several hundred more will participate in the next two years. The scale of this L&D initiative has been unprecedented within Royal Mail and has resulted in tangible impact, both on business results, and on the culture and agility of the organisation.

The revitalised organisation continues to build its leadership capability in an intensely competitive market. As a vital pillar of the UK economy, the success of Royal Mail Group has significant economic, societal and political impact.

Following reading are available prior to the webinar: Full Case and Global Focus article.

EIP gold2015-LR-newRoyal Mail Group and Saïd Business School University of Oxford were granted the Gold Award in the EFMD Excellence in Practice Award 2015 in the category of '‘Executive Development’'.  


  • Donna McGrath, Executive Development Manager, Royal Mail Group (UK)
  • Jane Smith, Head of Learning and Development, Royal Mail Group (UK)
  • Louise Watts, Associate Director, Custom Programmes, Saïd Business School University of Oxford (UK)
  • Kathryn Bishop, Associate Fellow, Saïd Business School University of Oxford (UK)
This session will be moderated by Jan Ginneberge.

Target group:
This webinar is dedicated to both companies and L&D providers (Business Schools, Executive Education Centers / Consultancies).

Attendance is free but requires registration. Number of participants is limited. Priority will be offered to EFMD member organisations. Follow the registration process (under “upcoming” live sessions).

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