RADA 'Hold Your Space' masterclass

Insurance Institute of London
Wednesday, 17 October 2018
9:00 am – 1:30 pm
    • Kath Burlinson PhD, Communications Skills Coach
  • Inclusion & Diversity

All proceeds from this workshop will be donated to Insurance United Against Dementia (IUAD)

The Insurance Institute of London (IIL) has teamed up with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) to offer a three hour workshop for women to boost their communication skills, develop commanding presence and supreme confidence.

We know that we still have work to do as a profession to improve our gender balance - particularly at more senior levels.

This workshop is intended to help women to find their own unique presence and style. Participants will be introduced to strategies that will help them communicate with greater authority, authenticity and impact. They will learn tools and techniques to hold their space in a room, find their voice and be heard, so that when they speak, others listen.

This three hour masterclass aims to give each participant an insight into the impact of their behaviours on others and provide practical tips and takeaways, that participants can apply straight away in the workplace.

By the end of this masterclass, members will have:

  • Tools and techniques to communicate with greater authority, presence and credibility
  • Created a powerful vocal presence
  • Learned how to hold their space and come across with impact
  • Discovered new strategies for influencing others and changing behaviours

The workshop will be followed by a networking lunch.


  • 9.00 Registration
  • 9.30 Masterclass starts
  • 12.30 Masterclass ends
  • 12.30 - 1.30 Lunch and networking

Please do let us know what we can do to make this event fully accessible to you.

All proceeds from this event will be donated to Insurance United Against Dementia, registered Charity No. 296645.

One industry. One goal.

Insurance United Against Dementia is an Alzheimer's Society movement created and championed by leaders from across the insurance industry. We will raise £10 million to fund vital research to take on the 21st century's biggest killer.

For more information on Insurance United Against Dementia, please click here.

Kath Burlinson PhD, Communications Skills Coach

Kath Burlinson, PH.D is a communications skills coach with extensive experience of leading training and development programmes. Kath’s work supports individuals to increase personal impact, authenticity and presence. She has delivered speaker training for conferences at executive and CEO level and brings her skills as a professional theatre director to working practically with business people. Kath brings energy, compassion, humour and integrity to all her work.


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

  • Insurance Institute of London
  • 21 Lombard Street
  • London
  • EC3V 9AH
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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 (07436 263847).

CII Accredited

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

3 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.