MEMBER EVENT: Growing old gracefully: leading self in the age of no retirement

6:00 pm
8:00 pm

This workshop will take a personal leadership development lens to explore the implications of increased longevity and demographic trends in an era where retirement is less likely.

We will explore how principles of adult development need to take a different time horizon to meet the needs of those over 50 years.

Against this backdrop, we will focus on the personal leadership development of the participants. The session will conclude with shared reflections on the questions:

  1. Who am I?
  2. Where am I?
  3. What is next in my development agenda?

About Dr Tatiana Rowson

Dr Tatiana Rowson is a Social Psychologist & Gerontologist and a Lecturer at Henley Business School, University of Reading. Tatiana is the Programme Area Director for Business and Management (undergraduates) and is responsible for the personal development of students in the Henley MBA and Undergraduate programmes.

Her research focuses on ageing at work, retirement, silver entrepreneurship, and older workers' experiences in multigenerational workplaces. She is particularly interested in how midlife transitions impact health and well-being, work participation and retirement patterns, and how individuals make sense of and respond to changing circumstances at identity and behavioural levels. Her latest research includes a series of studies on menopause at work.

Prior to joining academia, Tatiana worked as an organisational psychology consultant and executive coach to several high-profile national and international, public and private sector organisations in the UK, Brazil and the United Arab Emirates, operating in various sectors, including banking and finance, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, media, energy and manufacturing.

Originally trained as a counselling and clinical psychologist, Tatiana is a qualified executive coach and coaching supervisor by Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK, and an Honorary Founding Member.

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