Welcome to BFLG Midlands

Meetings in the Midlands are usually held at

The Stratford Manor Hotel , Warwick Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 0PY. October venue is Wiggerland Wood Stud CV33 9QL (use directions provided post booking as near M40 service)Time: 10am – 2.30pm Format a.m. Topic of the Day; Lunch; p.m. Learning Clinic

Next  Meeting  Friday 5 October 2018

Experiential learning – how horses create embodied leadership

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A Midlands’ Brain Friendly Learning Group session like never before..explore an “outside the box” way of learning…at a Warwickshire venue.

Led by Jude Jennison is the director of Leaders by Nature, an international speaker and author of the books Leadership beyond measure and Leading through uncertainty.

Companies are increasingly putting experiential learning at the heart of their people development strategy following McCauley and McCall’s 70:20:10 principles of leadership development, which consider that “70% of what leaders learn results from challenging experiences, 20% is learnt through relationships such as coaching or mentoring and only 10% through more formal coursework and training”.

Simply taking part in a leadership development programme does not guarantee that people will learn from the experience. An active process of reflection is required to convert the experience into knowledge that leads them to doing something differently.

The Heartmath Institute’s research indicated that in the presence of horses, we align the intellect with our emotions and gut instincts for a more holistic approach to leadership. Findings also showed people become more authentic, increase clarity and behave in a more congruent manner.

The current uncertainty and ambiguity in business requires leaders to be more agile and operate out of their comfort zone. Working with horses provides an experience for leaders to explore their default leadership behaviours out of the comfort zone and find new ways to lead. The feedback from horses is instant and non-judgemental.

Join Jude Jennison from Leaders by Nature at the next BFLG meeting to experience your personal embodied leadership and discover how learning occurs. During the session we will:

  1. Explore the existential psychology approach to uncertainty and understand why it generates strong emotional reactions.
  2. Experience working with a herd of horses to explore the embodied experience of uncertainty and our personal experience.
  3. Discover where we get derailed and learn how to use our strengths to overcome obstacles.


Jude Jennison is the director of Leaders by Nature, an international speaker and author of the books Leadership beyond measure and Leading through uncertainty.


Praise for Jude’s recent book includes:

“Through her work with horses Jude has developed an intensely human capability: to help leaders recognize their style and improve its impact on others.”

Dave Ulrich, Global HR thought leader


“A thoroughly engaging, human and insightful book and definitely one for now!”

Gina Lodge, CEO, Academy of Executive Coaching


Regular attenders  will be looking forward to the next opportunity to explore and share best practice . It’s an exciting, exhilarating and rewarding time, spent with like minded  fellow training professionals. A group who are continually pushing the boundaries to explore how to tap into brain function to ensure that individuals get the very best from their learning experiences.

Sounds like you? Join us for this brain friendly training event, delicious healthy lunch, networking with fellow professionals and the Learning Clinic (your chance to pick the brains of experts and share your expertise) and free use of the hotel’s spa facilities; soothe away any stresses in the swimming pool and simmer in the sauna/steam room. If the gym is more your thing download a free pass at http://www.qhotels.co.uk/our-locations/stratford-manor/health-club/

All for only £99 plus VAT or just £39.50 plus VAT if you are an associate of First Class, self employed or employed and footing the bill personally. Please contact your local host directly if you would prefer to be invoiced for any of the upcoming events, otherwise simply click on the relevant link below and then the “check out as a guest button” once you get through to PayPal:

Associate £39.50

Corporate £99.00

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PLUSyou are protected by our Reschedule or Substitute Policy
If you find you are unable to attend after booking, let us know within 48 hours prior to the event and we will happily reschedule you to the next event or with less than 48 hours welcome a substitute to take your place.

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Further Dates 2019

Friday 25 January 

Friday 5 July

Friday 11 October


As a group, the BFLG are committed to providing members with relevant, brain friendly professional development and networking opportunities. If you have a topic that you would like to see covered at a future meeting please let us know by emailing info@stellarlearning.co.uk