Future Leaders in Treasury: Middle East Breakfast

07:45 - 09.30
24 April 2019
Chalhoub Group Office, Building 10, Dubai Design District, Dubai
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This free-to-attend breakfast meeting will look at career development.

The session will give you the chance to share your real-life headaches around difficult conversations with Dawn Metcalfe - executive coach, facilitator and author of The HardTalk Handbook and Managing the Matrix. HardTalk explores the reasons behind communication behaviour and how to combat those that hold us back. It demonstrates how to resolve conflict and affect change, no matter your culture, background or experience.

  • Have you struggled to tell your boss that they’re wrong?
  • Do you feel you failed to negotiate the salary you know that you're worth?
  • Is your colleague not pulling their weight?

Come along and be prepared to share your HardTalk experiences, as well as learn new skills and ways of thinking about how to approach difficult conversations to get the results you want.

The event is open for anyone working in treasury at a tactical and operational level and has been organised by the Future Leaders in Treasury group. The Future Leaders group is for ACT members and students – to join this group visit www.treasurers.org/futureleaders

The event is supported by Chalhoub Group.
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07:45 Registration
08:00 Chair's welcome
Chair: Roshun Tulkens, Group Treasurer, Mantrac Group
08.05 Keynote speech: Career development
Speaker: Dawn Metcalfe, Managing Director, PDSi
09:30 Close


Dawn Metcalfe, Managing Director, PDSi

Having worked in seven countries ranging from when she was a teenager in Ireland through to her time teaching teachers in China, to her now home in Dubai, Dawn Metcalfe has worked with leaders at all levels around the region and beyond to change the way they see the world, their behaviour and their impact on others. As well as authoring The HardTalk Handbook and Managing the Matrix, she is also the founder of Dubai-based PDSi, which helps individuals and teams get even better at what they do best.

Known for not being afraid to tell truth, her insights and straight-talking approach has kept her constantly in demand from large multinationals and government entities, across the Middle East, over the last 10 years. Dawn created HardTalk (a book and a programme) to help us get better at mastering the science and art of difficult conversations we keep avoiding. Using extensive research and neuroscience techniques, it explores the reasons behind communication behaviour and how to combat those that hold us back. Dawn’s HardTalk principles help people to hear and be heard effectively, to get the results they want.


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