Cranfield Alumni Webinars provide alumni with the opportunity to engage with Cranfield’s activities and expertise through a range of interactive online sessions.

Here you will find links to our recent webinars. You can also catch up on our webinars from 2020 and watch additional recordings in our archive

30 April 2021: Senior Leader Apprenticeship online event - Professor David Oglethorpe

Find out how our Cranfield School of Management Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship programmes can help develop the skilled workforce and future leaders that your organisation needs.

26 April 2021: Has Covid-19 changed air cargo (forever)? - Dr Robert Mayer and panel members

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the air transport industry. While passenger numbers plummeted, demand for air cargo was fuelled by the need for PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), vaccine distribution and the increasing importance of online shopping. This created a new dynamic in the air cargo sector, that until the pandemic was heavily dependent on passenger aircraft carrying cargo in the belly hold. 

Dr Robert Mayer, Senior Lecturer in Air Transport Management, Cranfield University and panel members discussed the topic 'Has the Covid-19 pandemic changed air cargo (forever)?'

15 April 2021: Sustainability in business - Professor David Grayson CBE and Dr Rosina Watson

Embedding sustainability in business is now essential for long-term business resilience and success.

Watch the webinar now to find out:

Why embedding sustainability in business is essential for long-term business resilience and success.
The MUST-have partnering competencies.
The practical things that any business, small or large, needs to do.

18 March 2021'Watch this Space' with Stephen Carver

The two richest businessmen on the planet are locked into a battle to exploit one of the fastest-growing industries on planet earth. Interestingly it is one of the least known industries and it’s not actually on the planet but several miles above it – that industry is Space.

Watch the webinar now to find out:

What happens when NASA's leadership is put under stress.
About the importance of communication, collaboration, and learning.
How this sector will impact all our lives - not in the next 10 years time but in the next 10 months.

10 March 2021Equipped to innovate now and into the future - Kate Sutton (MBA 2014)

Kate is an accomplished senior leader with extensive international experience leading innovation and entrepreneurship in the African, UK/European and Pacific regions. She has recently been appointed Head of the Innovation Centre for the UN Development Programme in Bangkok, Thailand.

Watch the webinar now to find out:

The latest innovation thinking around capabilities in business.
The global challenges that are facing us leading up to 2030 and some ideas on how to solve them.
Her post-MBA leadership journey.

23 February 2021Post-Covid new normal in logistics - Professor Richard Wilding OBE

The Covid-19 pandemic has put the nature of global supply chains into sharp relief. Free and open movement of goods and services is a fine principle but one that’s loaded with risk, and that risk is accentuated at every stage when there is reliance on people.

Watch the webinar now to find out:

Why shorter, simpler supply chains with a focus on resilience are key.
About the new models which are structured around near-shoring and smaller, localised operations.
How companies that understand their capabilities and are able to demonstrate flexibility will survive the pandemic in the best shape.

18 January 2021: Post-Covid and post-Brexit challenges - Professor Joe Nellis

We are currently facing unprecedented times whilst we adapt to a post-Covid, post-Brexit new normal.  During this panel discussion, the panel shared Cranfield faculty’s insight into the biggest challenges focusing on the economy, entrepreneurship, human resources, and logistics and the long-term impact of Covid and Brexit. 

Watch the webinar to find out about:

What the 'New Normals' for business, government, and society might be
The impact of Brexit and trade deals on supply chains and entrepreneurship.
The impact of remote working and work-life balance.