Our perspective on employee engagement
Every business recognises the importance of employee engagement: far fewer have grasped the means of cultivating it. Rather than attempting to foster it from the top down, we believe the secret to engagement is bottom-up: providing a space for colleagues and team-members to discuss their perspectives, problems, and preferences at work. Our Conversations bring colleagues together to share and discuss ideas, helping to create more united and engaged teams in the process.
Conversations have been designed to start a structured discussion amongst participants of a range of work-related topics, from the personal to the profound. Through a combination of short talks and group conversations, a member of our faculty will lead you through an adventurous session of big ideas and eye-opening perspectives.
On The Importance Of Culture
Our Conversation On The Importance Of Culture is a chance to think through the arts and popular media, taking in a range of theories on why art matters.
On Identity And Self-Knowledge
Our Conversation On Identity And Self-Knowledge is a chance to examine the
roots of who we are and what we believe, incorporating key ideas from a number of philosophical traditions.
On Balancing Work And Life
Our Conversation around On Balancing Work And Life is a chance to talk bout
the challenges of pursuing a career whilst staying committed to our life outside of work.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our specialist faculty has been selected not just on their professional and academic expertise, but also on their ability to engage audiences with their dynamism, charisma and warmth. You can see their profiles on our faculty page.
Each participant will receive a Conversation Menu and related music playlist to enjoy before and after the event.
We generally do not allow filming of any of our live events as it would likely inhibit the feeling of safety and privacy required by attendees in order to participate fully. The nature of the Conversation events means that the most meaningful and valuable exchanges happen in private conversations between small sub-groups, and for this reason filming of the event would be detrimental to its success.
Conversations can be delivered to groups of up to 100 people – as long as the right space or technology is available. As such, they act as a great introduction to The School of Life for Business.
Yes. However, because certain Workshops, Talks and Conversations complement one another and work well in tandem, we often recommend booking them as part of longer programmes, according to your team or organisation’s needs.
These Conversations are designed for corporate training – where an organisation books private sessions for their internal teams, delivered at a time of their choosing. We therefore cannot offer individual places on Conversations.