Shaping Change in the Post Covid World: Matthew Taylor Reflects

December 14 2020

CEF and the HSC Leadership Centre are delighted to host this webinar with RSA Chief Executive, Matthew Taylor CBE.

Matthew’s previous roles include Chief Adviser on political strategy to then Prime Minister, Tony Blair, and Director of the Institute for Public Policy Research.  He is a regular media performer and has written and presented several Radio Four documentaries.  He is also Senior Editor of the Thames & Husdon Big Idea series.

In this webinar, Matthew will provide an insight into the ideas of the RSA’s international network of leading thinkers on how to seize the opportunities the pandemic has created to improve society.

In the context of its core idea of ‘thinking like a system and acting like an entrepreneur’, the RSA has examined how people, communities and institutions have responded to the pandemic – what new ideas and ways of working are emerging? How has the crisis exposed systematic weaknesses and identified hidden potential? Using this knowledge, can we start to identify more precisely where the impetus and potential for progressive change may be greatest? 

Acknowledging that the aspiration to build a better future out of the crisis must be grounded by analysis of the obstacles to change and how they can be overcome, Matthew will discuss the RSA’s model of change that seeks to understand the crisis-response measures.  This will be an interactive event at which attendees will have the opportunity to discuss issues with each other and to debate them in more detail with Matthew.  The session will conclude with Matthew Taylor’s perspective ‘Leadership after Covid 19’ which will draw from this publication: