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Episode 6 - Skill Up for the Future

Join us as we explore how Skill Up, a fully funded skills programme, is helping thousands of people across Northern Ireland take their career and business to the next level – featuring Graeme Wilkinson, Director of Skills, Department for the Economy, Joanne Ferguson, Director, CME Group, Emer Maguire, award-winning Musical Comedian and Sean O Fithcheallaigh, Design Engineer, Sensata Technologies.

Episode 5 - Leading the Charge on Sustainable Business

In this episode, we hear best practice and guidance from leading experts and practitioners on the front line of sustainable business in Northern Ireland - featuring Chris Martin, Head of Sustainability UK, Danske Bank, Brian Reid, CEO, Deli Lites and Lynsey Hollywood, Senior Lecturer at Ulster University Business School.

Episode 4 - Empowering Talent

Accessing and keeping the right talent is one of the most challenging issues currently facing businesses today. Join our special guests to explore the strategies leaders can use to build more engaged and energised workforces.  Featuring René Carayol MBE, globally recognised keynote speaker and executive coach, Caroline van der Feltz, HR Director, Danske Bank, and Judith Wylie, Senior Lecturer, Ulster University Business School.

Episode 3 - Degree Apprenticeships: Unlocking Tomorrow's Talent

Recorded live at Ulster University’s new Belfast campus, in this episode Wendy Austin explores how Degree Apprenticeships are being used by local employers within the services sectors to attract, engage and upskill talent. Featuring Andy McKibbin (Partner, Deloitte), Rory McFadden (Senior Analyst, Deloitte), Darren Burrows (Founder and CEO, Funds-Axis), Stacey Irvine-Herald (Senior HR Business Partner, Danske Bank) and Clark Barnes (Project Analyst, Danske Bank).

Episode 2 - Leadership Development: Trends and Future Outlook

In this episode, Wendy Austin sits down with Justin Urquhart Stewart, Co-Founder of Seven Investment Management and Business Commentator, Professor Gillian Armstrong, Associate Dean, Development and Partnerships (Domestic), Ulster University Business School and Kevin Kelly, Co-Owner of the Management and Leadership Network to explore leadership trends and what this means for managers and leaders in Northern Ireland. This episode was recorded live at Ulster University's new Belfast campus ahead of the Management and Leadership Network's 20th Anniversary Gala.

Episode 1 - What is the Future of a Sustainable Higher Education?

Our popular, The Business of Possibility podcast, returns for a third series. Recorded live at the Academy Restaurant on the new Ulster University Belfast campus, in this episode Wendy Austin speaks to Stephen Spinelli, President of Babson College, Tina Mc Kenzie, Chair, FSB, Roger Pollen, Head of External Affairs NI, FSB and Professor Mark Durkin, Executive Dean at the Ulster University Business School to discuss the future of higher education and the value of strategic partnerships in this new era.