RADA ‘Leading in a virtual environment’ masterclass

Online event
Thursday, 17 September 2020
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
    • Kate Walker Miles, Communications Skills Tutor, RADA Business
  • Webinar

The Insurance Institute of London (IIL) teamed up with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) to offer a virtual masterclass, to help members lead in the virtual world.

For many leaders, inspiring, informing and influencing their audience through a virtual channel has already been part of their day-to-day working life. However, during the lockdown period, leaders have needed to be on the virtual stage constantly. Authentic performance on a virtual stage, as on any other, demands the aligning of physical, emotional and intellectual states in any one moment.

A leader must use their body, breath, voice, language, presence and movement to move their audience into action. On screen, a leader’s virtual performance is always received close up. This creates a sense of proximity that places increased responsibility on the leader to be flexible and embody the most appropriate modes for their audience. A different focus on physicality therefore becomes hugely important. On screen the nuances of posture, breath, facial expression, vocal tone and perceived changes in emotions are magnified.

In this session, delegates explored their leadership preferences and habits, and expanded their range of leadership performance for the virtual stage.

By the end of this webinar, members will have gained an insight into:

  • How to enhance their vocal presence, resonance, and variation
  • The skills needed to build trust and connection with their team in a virtual environment
  • Flexibility in personal leadership modes, from compassionate, authoritative, to analytical and inspirational

PLEASE NOTE: tickets for this webinar are non-refundable, but substitutions can be made in certain circumstances.

Due to the interactivity of the event, places are limited (40 places) and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

This webinar will be hosted on Zoom. Please familiarise yourself with their T&Cs and Privacy Statement.


Please contact Gemma Warren (020 7397 3912) with any queries regarding this webinar.

The proceeds from this event will be applied to furthering the work of the Insurance Institute of London.

  • Online event

Booking information:

You will be sent a confirmation email shortly after booking. If you have not received this within one hour, please contact Gemma Warren (020 7937 3912).

CII Accredited

This demonstrates the quality of an event and that it meets CII member CPD scheme requirements.

1 1/2 hours' CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

It is recommended that you keep any evidence of the CPD activity you have completed and upload copies to the recording tool as the CII may ask to see this if your record is selected for review. Details of the scheme can be viewed online at www.cii.co.uk/cpd.