YGN Intro to: Next Gen Skills & Communication

The Intro to Next Generation Skills & Communication is a new YGN course aimed to give delegates an overview on soft-skills and how to best use them in a professional environment.

This year, it will be focused on leadership and communication skills.

The event will include a workshop run by leadership/coaching experts, where delegates will have the chance to put theoretical learning into practice, as well as engage in discussion forums with leaders across the nuclear and energy sectors.

Find out more about the Intro to Series

Ticket Prices

Ticket Type Cost excl. VAT
NI/YGN Member £145
NI Corporate Member £145
Non-Member £220






Leadership workshop:  

-          Leadership of the future

-          Communication 101

-          Public speaking

-          Career paths

Rachel Lenthall and Jo Turpin, DragonflyWins





Leadership workshop:

-          Key takeaways

Rachel Lenthall and Jo Turpin, DragonflyWins


Discussion and Q&A with John Hurst (Chief Technical Officer, DBD)

John Hurst, DBD





Discussion and Q&A with Julie Wood and Holly Davis (Directors, KPMG Infrastructure Advisory Group)

Julie Wood and Holly Davis, KPMG


Communicating nuclear to wider stakeholders and the public

Henry Preston, World Nuclear Association


Close session and feedback

Clare Turgoose, KPMG / NI YGN  


John Hurst, Chief Technical Officer at DBD

  John has over 30 years of experience in the nuclear industry, across both NDA and MoD estates, and has a detailed knowledge of Nuclear Safety and Engineering. He has extensive experience working with senior leadership in Site Licence Companies to improve safety and business performance through cultural change. Currently, John is developing programmes within the defence sector to raise awareness of the role of leadership within nuclear.


Rachel Lenthall, Founder and CEO of DragonflyWins

  Rachel is a CEO, strategic advisor, and leadership coach. She founded DragonflyWins in 2009 to help businesses grow and thrive with custom leadership training, business development, and winning proposal support. She has 25 years of experience as a leadership coach and supports executive teams on significant National Defense programs for U.S. Government departments. She is passionate about fostering productive, healthy and safe workforces of the future.


Henry Preston, External Communications Manager at World Nuclear Association

  Henry is the external communications manager at the World Nuclear Association, where he is involved in news monitoring, press engagement, producing advocacy material and supporting external events such as COP. He is a Chartered Physicist and previously worked for the UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory on underwater fuel inspections at the UK’s Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor fleet. Henry is actively engaged in the Nuclear Institute Young Generation Network and is the Nuclear Future journal YGN content editor.