Winning Through People

​Essential trends and best practice for driving employee engagement, internal communications and change.

Leslie Benson, from FTI Consulting will discuss best practice on how best to mobilise,  engage and enable staff in times of change – strategic, environmental and demographic.  The forum is aimed at leaders, managers, advisors and partners responsible for employee communications, change management and HR in organisations where strategic and operational change, transformation and culture are driving the corporate agenda.

Covered in the session:

Essential trends affecting employee engagement, internal communications and change – what are we seeing at a global and local level? How do these translate in the South African context?

Latest case studies to include:

  • The digitisation of communications: enabling organisations to plan, tackle and respond
  • Re-thinking employee ambassadorship and engaging influential employees
  • Driving cultural change to achieve commercial success
  • Reshaping employee attitude and aptitude to optimise customer focus


Leslie Benson is a senior managing director in the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting and is based in London. He is the global head of the People  & Change practice.

Leslie's expertise and experience includes leadership and workforce engagement, change management and communications, and people and organisational development.

For more than 25 years, he has advised, supported and coached business leaders, executive teams and professionals throughout EMEA, Asia Pacific and the Americas. He manages relationships with European and international clients in a variety of sectors, working to help optimise and sustain people and business performance.

Leslie also has substantial experience in assisting clients and leading teams tackling strategic and organisational change initiatives, cultural and business transformation, leadership transitions and talent development.

He has worked closely with business and functional leaders to align people engagement, communications and development across geographic and cultural boundaries – working collaboratively with corporate offices and local teams.

Leslie was born in South Africa and has lived in the UK for more than 30 years. He holds a degree in political science and education and is accredited in a range of psychometric and development tools.

Additional Info:

Registration: 17:45

Starts: 18:00

Ends: 19:30

A light dinner will be served after the event.

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