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About the event

Many of us are re-evaluating our careers because of the current crisis: some are considering a wholly new direction.

But what kind of career change is realistic in a downturn? How long does it take? And how confident can we be of success at the end?

In this webinar, Professor Herminia Ibarra will share her ground-breaking research into how successful career change happens, and how the process of change differs at different stages of your life.

We will examine:

  • Why you cannot plan your way to career change
  • Why you should expect a miserable middle during transition
  • Why family and friends may not be able to help you as much as you think (and why loose contacts may help more)
  • How long career change normally takes

We will also look at some of the research-based techniques that can help you accelerate your transition:

  • The critical role of experimentation
  • Why side projects are so valuable and which ones work best
  • How you can manage risk and track progress with regular reflection

About the speaker

Professor Herminia Ibarra is the Charles Handy Professor of Organizational Behaviour at London Business School. Prior to joining LBS, she served on the INSEAD and Harvard Business School faculties. She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network, a judge for the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award, one of Apolitica’s 100 most influential people in gender policy, a Fellow of the British Academy, and the 2018 recipient of the Academy of Management’s Scholar-Practitioner Award for her research’s contribution to management practice. She is the author of two best-selling books, Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader and Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career.

How to book

We have 250 free tickets for alumni which can be booked online (use code “IMPalum” if the free ticket is not shown).