Thursday, 18 June 2020 - 02:00

Special Focus Dialogue - Digital leadership


Digital strategies series: #1 How digital has changed leadership during COVID-19

The global response to the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered considerable changes in the way organisations are run. From interacting with colleagues to delivering programmes, from communicating with audiences to raising funds, many activties now happen in the virtual world. While the operational challenges have been unprecedented, organisations from across the UICC membership have demonstrated remarkable agility in their responses, switching to digital operating models literally overnight. How can organisations ensure that they are prepared and equipped to maximise the opportunities of this digital transformation while minimising the risks?

Part of a series on Digital strategies, this first session looked at how accelerated use of digital during the crisis is disrupting conventional notions of leadership, including:

  • how to take people with you during a time of change;
  • how to prioritise key digital programmes;
  • making the right decisions about digital for your organisation;
  • planning ahead for the kind of leader you want to be post-crisis.

This Virtual Dialogue is supported through the UICC CEO Programme, sponsored by:

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Zoe Amar is widely regarded as one of the UK charity sector’s leading digital experts. She founded digital agency and social enterprise Zoe Amar Digital in 2013. Zoe is Chair of The Charity Digital Code of Practice. She writes for Third Sector magazine about charities and digital issues and co-founded the Social CEOs awards . Zoe and her team produce an annual barometer of how charities across the UK are using digital, The Charity Digital Skills Report. She also co-authored The Charity Commission’s digital guidance for trustees, ‘Making Digital Work.’


Omolola Salako is a Researcher, Innovator, Cancer Advocate, self-defined Oncopreneur and founder of Sebeccly Cancer Care and the Oncopadi app, Africa’s first Digital Cancer Clinic. Her career goal is to leverage technology and artificial intelligence to advance cancer care in Africa. She was selected as one of eight UICC's Young Leaders in the 2019/2020 cohort.

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Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
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