CPD Lunch Seminars

Varsity CPD Seminars at Twickenham –  tackling business challenges



The Varsity Match will be hosting a series of CPD lunchtime seminars on matchday at Twickenham. These offer an insightful learning and networking platform where attendees can also enjoy the unique hospitality environment and atmosphere of The Varsity Match. Participants will gain 1.5 CPD points.

Cutting-edge business professors from the Cambridge Judge Business School will speak alongside world class sports personalities to deliver memorable, professional development seminars at The Varsity Match:

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CPD Seminar 1: Develop Resilience

Gain expert insight into how companies develop resilience in their organisation and processes. Hear how successful sports people have developed their own resilience to operate at the highest level in sport and in their careers. Karena Vleck will host a discussion between Dr Philip Stiles, Sue Day and Steph Cook.


Karena Vleck played in the inaugural Women’s Varsity Match in 1988, and became general Counsel at the RFU.



dr-philip-stilesDr Philip Stiles is Senior Lecturer at Judge Business School, Corporate Governance Co-Director, Centre for International Human Resource Management.




Sue Day has 59 caps for England and played in three World Cups  scoring 61 tries. She then became the first female president of Wasps Rugby Club, and is now Chief Financial Officer of the RFU.




Dr Steph Cook won the gold medal in modern pentathlon at the Sydney Olympics after rowing at Cambridge, before completing her course in clinical medicine at Oxford. Steph is now a doctor.



CPD Seminar 2: Manage Corporate Transition

The ability to blend traditions and customs with new concepts and ideas is integral to any organisation seeking a vibrant and sustainable future. Identify how your organization can transmit fundamental aspects of its knowledge and culture in ways which will create the basis for sustainable growth from this Q and A session with Ian Ritchie, Allegre Hadida and Rob Andrew.



IanRitchieIan Ritchie was CEO of All England Tennis, before becoming CEO of the RFU in 2012, going on to deliver the outstandingly successful 2015 World Cup organisation, and the recruitment of Eddie Jones. He is now the Chair of Premiership Rugby.


AllegreHadidaAllegre Hadida is Senior Lecturer in Strategy from the Cambridge Judge Business School, teaching Dynamic Capabilities on the MBA course which the Financial Times judged as the 2nd Best Corporate Strategy MBA Course in the World in 2017.


Rob-AndrewRob Andrew is a former England and British Lion fly-half, and a Cambridge Blue. Having had to cope with changing scrum-halves on the pitch, the RFU to Chief Executive of Sussex County Cricket. Rob is now changing balls as he migrates from Director of Professional Rugby at the RFU to Chief Executive of Sussex County Cricket.

Seminars will start with lunch at 13:15 after the end of Women’s Varsity Match and will finish in time for the beginning of the Men’s Varsity Match at 15:00.

Based on tables of 10 people, tickets include:

  • Participants will also gain 1.5 CPD points
  • Sandwich and snack lunch, with wine and coffee
  • Category 1 match tickets in the middle of the East Stand.
  • Talks and discussion from the speaker panel, including Q&A.


Prices from £170 per person incl VAT
Prices from £1,500 per table of 10. Capacity: 200 people


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