McKinsey Live

Public events to help leaders, organizations, and communities respond to the COVID-19 crisis

Join McKinsey experts for 30-minute sessions featuring a brief presentation followed by a Q&A. Topics will cover our latest perspectives on navigating beyond the crisis and shaping the next normal that lies ahead. Registration is limited on a first-come, first-served basis. Replays are available below.

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Jun 30 2021

Reskilling the workforce for a postpandemic future

Presenters: Florian Pollner and Angelika Reich | Time: 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. ET

In the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically accelerated digitization and remote work, shifting the capabilities companies and their employees need to thrive. Tech skills are table stakes, but social, emotional, and cognitive skills are becoming vital as well. So what are companies doing to meet the reskilling challenge? What’s working—and how can leaders rethink reskilling for the postpandemic world?

Join partners Florian Pollner and Angelika Reich for the latest from McKinsey’s global survey on reskilling, including the best practices leaders are using to build successful skill transformations during the pandemic—and beyond.

Jul 22 2021

Black livelihoods and economic recovery in the United States

Presenters: Shelley Stewart III and Kweilin Ellingrud | Time: 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. ET

Enabling economic opportunity and inclusion for Black Americans and other vulnerable US populations in the wake of COVID-19 could unleash a much-needed wave of growth and productivity. During the pandemic, however, these populations have seen the largest job losses—and will see the most occupational transitions in the years to come.

Join experts Shelley Stewart III and Kweilin Ellingrud for a discussion of McKinsey’s latest research on Black Americans as workers, entrepreneurs, consumers, investors, and residents served by public programs. Attendees will learn about the industries, occupations, and places where the greatest racial disparities lie, and how leaders can begin dismantling barriers and creating opportunities for Black Americans to thrive in the next normal.



Getting hybrid work right: What employees are saying

– New research reveals what employees want from their postpandemic workplace—and how companies can get started with hybrid transformations.

Elevating digital customer experience in the next normal

– Designing great customer experiences is getting easier with the rise of predictive analytics—especially now that the pandemic has driven more of us online than ever before.

Better bosses: Changing the way we lead postpandemic

– Good bosses matter—now more than ever. Here are a few ways to cultivate better leadership at scale and be better leaders ourselves.

Promoting mental wellness in the workplace

– Here are five actions organizations can take to address the rise in mental and substance-use disorders precipitated by the pandemic.

Transitioning to a postpandemic workforce

– How has COVID-19 affected the future of work? Which job categories will increase, which will decline, and how can businesses and communities successfully adapt to the next normal?

AI at scale: Propelling your organization into the next normal

– A small proportion of companies use AI to capture the value they are getting from data analytics at scale. What are they doing right?

A winning approach to business building: The new priority for growth

– New research reveals how critical launching new businesses has become for postpandemic renewal.

COVID-19 vaccines are here. What does that mean for your organization?

– The COVID-19 vaccines have arrived but pressing questions remain on development, implications for the new strains, rollout challenges and the role companies can play in the worldwide vaccination effort.

Reenergizing the workforce: How leaders can overcome pandemic fatigue

– Leaders can recharge their organizations by intervening in four ways.

The future of business: 2021 and beyond

– As companies continue to navigate the health-related and economic difficulties of the COVID-19 crisis, leaders worldwide can expect eight key forces to shape business in the future.

Purpose vs PR: how business can find meaning in the COVID-19 era

– Organizational purpose must go beyond lip service to being authentic and embedded in a company’s DNA.

Tomorrow’s teams today: Building capabilities needed to transform individuals, teams, and your organization

– Find out how the COVID-19 crisis has disrupted the way we learn and what it takes for organizations to accelerate and make a sustained impact by cultivating new capabilities and learning mindsets.

The secrets to transformation success

– Research shows that most transformations fail. And yet, as organizations adapt to the next normal, many CEOs will launch transformations in the coming months. Learn how some organizations have beaten the odds and achieved long-term transformational success.

Finding tomorrow’s ‘resilients’: Propelling companies into the next wave of growth

– Leaders can learn from the last global recession and plan for several economic outcomes, including, as McKinsey senior partners Cindy Levy and Bob Sternfels suggest, taking thoughtful actions to balance growth, margins, and optionality.

What should you do to get your business on the right track? Plan your COVID-Exit

– When the current uncertainty dissipates, economic momentum will accelerate. What can you do to prepare for a successful exit from the COVID-19 crisis?

The evolving consumer: How COVID-19 is changing the way we shop

– The rapid migration to digital technologies driven by the pandemic is likely to continue. This McKinsey Live webinar covers the four elements of a digital agenda for recovery.

India’s turning point: An economic agenda to spur growth and jobs

– India is at a decisive point in its journey toward prosperity. Our experts explore how the country can raise incomes and productivity, while keeping India in the ranks of the world’s emerging economies.

Navigating the impact of COVID-19 on analytics models

– Advanced analytics and AI are invaluable to organizations managing uncertainty in real time, but most predictive models rely on historical patterns. How can companies account for a crisis and get more from their analytics strategy?

Women in the Workplace 2020: Progress toward gender equality

– This discussion of the sixth annual Women in the Workplace report covers the effects of COVID-19 on US working women and the need for both companies and individuals to help deter women from exiting the workforce.

Sustainable fashion: How the fashion industry can urgently act to reduce its greenhouse gas emission

– By accelerating changes all along the value chain, the industry will be able to substantially reduce, and ultimately minimize, its contribution to global warming.

Corporate travel: The long road to recovery

– It may take business travel a long time to return to prepandemic levels, and the new normal will differ from the past. Here’s what corporate travel providers need to know.

Behavioral health crisis in the United States: The fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic

– The adverse impact of COVID-19 on behavioral health—which comprises both mental health and substance use—presents additional challenges and opportunities for industry leaders.

Considerations for schools amid COVID-19

– Education leaders, teachers, and parents are faced with myriad decisions about students’ futures, and the stakes are high. Their choices must be informed by facts—reliable data and lessons learned from experience.

How improving health globally can save lives and strengthen economies

– The costly COVID-19 crisis provides an opportunity to dramatically advance worldwide health and prosperity.

Building more resilient value chains after the COVID-19 crisis

– It’s more important than ever that companies, as well as individual countries, boost the resilience of their value chains.

Protecting US small businesses from the impact of COVID-19

– Many small businesses have closed as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. In this McKinsey Live webinar, partner Deepa Mahajan discusses innovations and support mechanisms that could help keep more small companies in business.

Accelerating digital capabilities to recover from the COVID-19 crisis

– The rapid migration to digital technologies driven by the pandemic is likely to continue. This McKinsey Live webinar covers the four elements of a digital agenda for recovery.

Returning to the workplace: Lessons from essential businesses

– As companies bring workers back to offices and plants, they can learn from organizations that have kept their facilities open during the COVID-19 crisis. This McKinsey Live webinar looks at the most important adjustments for safety in various work environments.

Investing in Black lives and livelihoods: What stakeholders can do

– Black Americans face longstanding economic challenges. The COVID-19 crisis could make these challenges worse. McKinsey partner Jason Wright discusses ways to support the health and wealth of Black businesses and households.

Reimagining organizations for postpandemic times

– Companies have mobilized to address the COVID-19 crisis through bold experiments and new ways of working. In this McKinsey webinar, Mary Meaney, global coleader of McKinsey’s Organization practice, discusses how leaders can not only make their companies faster but better for stakeholders.

Operations in the next normal: Five themes to focus on

– Operations executives are seeking to take what they have learned during the COVID-19 crisis and achieve new levels of performance. This McKinsey Live webinar covers five focal themes for these efforts.

Five priorities for rapid revenue recovery during COVID-19

– The muscles that companies can build to bring back revenues amid the COVID-19 crisis can also help accelerate growth. This McKinsey Live webinar covers the fundamentals of achieving new levels of speed and agility.

The economics of COVID-19: A look at possible scenarios for the next normal

– Although executives express uncertainty about how long the economy will take to recover from the COVID-19 crisis, they can begin to prepare their organizations for the “next normal.”

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