Learning & Development
What insights and capabilities do you and your staff need to better understand and navigate China related opportunities and risks?
How adept is your organisation at protecting itself and its employees from the challenges of China?
Our courses offer individuals and organisations a cost effective way of up-skilling to ensure you and your organisation can get – and stay – ahead.
UKNCC offers courses on an open enrolment and company-specific (custom) basis. - Board Room Briefings - Short courses - Strategy Workshops - CEO / Director-level mentoring To learn more click the button below.
UKNCC’s Pathfinder Dialogues utilise the principles of the Track II diplomacy to enable vibrant, free and open discussions, in situations where formality and protocols restrict conversations and progress.
UKNCC defines Track II activity as the “efforts of non-governmental, non-state players (think tanks, academic institutions, cultural organisations, and private individuals) to achieve goals traditionally pursed through official government-to-government or business-to-government engagement”.
In today’s geopolitical landscape of Western-Chinese relations, people-to-people engagement has emerged as a vital instrument for navigating specific issues and macro points of difference.
As an independent convenor, UKNCC can bring parties to the table in a dynamic ‘safe space’ – something that is particularly valuable when formal channels are limited or direct engagement is counterproductive. Our Pathfinder Dialogues are a useful tool for governments and businesses when they need to ‘feel out’ potential solutions on complex issues.
To register your interest in working with UKNCC on an issue impacting your agenda, click the button below.
Our executive team have decades of experience designing and delivering custom and open executive development programmes at the world’s best business schools, including:
Cambridge University; Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (China); IMD, Switzerland; INSEAD, France; Oxford University.
Our consulting experience includes advising companies and governments on China. Team members’ previous roles include: Managing Partner of Booz & Company’s Greater China operations, Partner-in-charge for Asian Government Advisory with Tony Blair Associates and Partner leading the Asia-Pacific Financial Institutions Practice of Boston Consulting Group; Director of the UK Governments Investment Network across China and Senior British Commercial Consul, overseeing UK Government relations with over 400 Chinese companies and advising UK Prime Ministers and Chancellors of the Exchequer.
Whatever you are facing, whether you are in business, higher education or government, it is highly likely our team have experience working with clients who have faced similar challenges before.
Pathfinder Dialogues – Case Studies
UK-China Hydrogen Energy Cooperation Dialogue
Working with Manchester China Forum; Manchester City; Wuhan City and with the support of the Chinese Embassy in London and British Consul General in Wuhan, UKNCC is running a three year process (2022-25) to determine the technical and commercial viability of bilateral co-operation on hydrogen mega projects in cities.
Regional engagement for Northern Ireland and China
Working with Queen’s University Belfast and the Consul General in Belfast, UKNCC’s Climate Change lead, Dr. Paul Jefferiss, co-chaired a roundtable with with experts from business and academia from UK and China on actions and technologies which can enable and realise a zero-carbon future.
Implications of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan
Working with Raffaello Pantucci, Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI), UKNCC held a closed door round table and published a diverse range of perspectives on the implications of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan including from the Chinese Special Envoy for Afghan Affairs, Yue Xiaoyong.
What people have said:
“UKNCC put together a very impressive event on a topic of great importance – the world faces a number of pressing crises – but the greatest is that of climate change”.
HM Trade Commissioner for China, Mr. John Edwards
“I look forward to continuing to work with UKNCC to promote mutually beneficial co-operation between our two countries and people.”
H.E. Mr Zheng Zeguang, Chinese Ambassador to the U.K.