Leadership in 2021 and Beyond: Navigating the New Landscape

This event is supported by the ScreenSkills Animation Skills Fund and Children’s TV Skills Fund, thanks to contributions from the UK industry.

Industry leaders discuss their working practice during the pandemic, how companies changed and how they will continue post Covid.

In 2020, working from home became the norm for millions worldwide. Across the creative sector, there are many thousands of individuals in teams functioning differently from before, whether distancing in studios or offices, working remotely, or a hybrid of the two. 

As lockdowns begin to ease and the world opens up again, company leaders are finding themselves grappling with the best ways to move forward with their teams. Though remote working arrangements have been praised for their convenience, cost-saving and “time liberation”, other employees have found difficulty in taking time off, and the lines between work and home becoming increasingly blurred. 

This session, led by Sallyann Keizer (managing director of Sixth Sense media and founder of Happynesshub) is designed to shed some light on the pros and cons of each situation and give tangible takeaways for company leaders navigating the next stage of the pandemic, to help them move forward in the best way for their teams into 2022 and beyond.

Our session sponsor ScreenSkills offers a range of training opportunities and events for everyone from industry leaders to new entrants.  Linked to this session we are offering free Leadership and Management training as well as Mental Health Awareness sessions. Other courses available for those working in Animation and Children’s TV including Budgeting High-End Animated Series Clinic and Get The Knowledge: the essentials if working with under 18’s. Take a look at the Opportunities and Training section at screenskills.com for all bookable sessions.

ScreenSkills also offers a series of free e-learning modules you can take at any time such as Addressing unconscious bias: basic awareness in the workplace and Tackling harassment and bullying at work. There are videos of past events on their YouTube channel including legal guidance on hiring non-UK talent post-Brexit and ensuring diverse voices in children’s content creation.