Odgers Berndtson has experience of running a similar initiative globally. Find out more about what participating students gained from their experience shadowing a CEOx1Day. This could be you as a ScotlandLeaderx1Day participant!
Shadowed: Nick Beighton, CEO, ASOS
Shadowed: Michael Izza, Chief Executive, ICAEW
Shadowed: Justine Roberts CBE, Founder and CEO, Mumsnet
Shadowed: Andrew Formica, Co-Chief Executive, Janus Henderson
Shadowed: Professor Edward Peck, Vice-Chancellor, Nottingham Trent University
Having the opportunity to shadow Edward Peck and see what happens behind the scenes at a university was a fascinating opportunity. The day was jam-packed with different activities, all representing different aspects of being a Vice-Chancellor; ranging from presentations, meetings, networking events and conference calls. I was surprised at the level of involvement that Edward has, however this was overshadowed by the clear passion that he showed. I am very grateful for the opportunity, and the honesty and advice that Edward gave me throughout the day.
Shadowed: John Manzoni, Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Office
It was such privileged opportunity to see how one of the top leaders in the country handles a day at the office. Every single minute of John’s fast-paced day was accounted for, yet my learning experience was taken seriously. Time was set aside for John to speak with me personally at the beginning and end of the day, which allowed me to get to know the man behind the title, to put questions to him directly and place the day in context. In between, I sat in a range of types and sizes of meetings, crossing both John’s roles in the Civil Service and the Cabinet Office. I’m terribly thankful to Odgers Berndtson and to the Cabinet Office for this invaluable experience, one that I’ll carry with me as inspiration for a very long time.
Odgers Berndtson CEOx1Day
CEOx1Day is designed to uncover some of the UK’s most promising future leaders and give them an opportunity to walk in the shoes of a senior executive.
Undergraduates apply to spend a day with a top Chief Executive to learn about the responsibility and complexities required to lead some of Britain’s leading business and organisations.
At the same time, CEOs can better understand what drives the next generation of leaders.