Executive Talk on Charisma with Elesa Zehndorfer

Executive Talk on Charisma with Elesa Zehndorfer

In the upcoming Executive Talk, on the 26th of November, from 7 pm RO time, we are meeting with Elesa Zehndorfer Ph.D., Research Officer for British Mensa, to talk about Charisma: Cult of Personality. We will discuss applying theory to current business scenarios and encourage you to evaluate the presence and value of the charismatic forces that surround us.
 
Charisma is powerful, sought after, yet elusive; it opens doors, wins elections & drives the stellar growth of companies and careers. We all know it, desire it & admire somebody who possesses it. Compellingly, charisma is not as mythical as many of us consider it to be; it can be empirically measured and taught, possesses an observable biological foundation & is situated in legitimate positions of authority. It can function as a great force for good. 
 
It can also work as a vastly destructive force. Research informs us that charisma possesses a dark side; companies led by charismatic CEO's consistently underperform those that are led by their non-charismatic counterparts, for example. Cult of personality often leads to a destructive corporate culture when the CEO is charismatic, & charisma has been observed by researchers to be related closely to narcissism & fraud. This lecture subsequently provides an introduction to charisma, applying theory to current business scenarios, and encouraging students to evaluate the presence and value of the charismatic forces that surround them.'
 
Dr. Zehndorfer has written for many publications and appeared as an expert on BBC Radio 4 on charismatic theory. She is the author of five textbooks: 'Leadership: Performance Beyond Expectations' (Routledge, 2020), 'Evolution, Politics & Charisma: Why do Populists Win? (Routledge, 2019), Emotional & Irrational Investing: Causes & Solutions (Routledge, 2017), Charismatic Leadership: The Role of Charisma in the Global Financial Crisis (2015) and 'Leadership: A Critical Introduction' (Routledge, 2014).
 
The event will take place online [on Microsoft Teams platform] on the 26th of November from 7 PM [RO Time]. Participation is free, but please register, in order to receive the access link: https://forms.gle/dULpDiqWifaYBvq59
 
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Executive Talk - Cornel Ban

Executive Talk - Cornel Ban

Last week, on Wednesday the 9th of September we hosted another Executive Talk session in which we discussed the entrepreneurial state and innovative municipalities. This is a topic that we at Transilvania Executive Education are concerned about and we felt like this is a discussion that we needed to have with our students, alumni, and the business community. Our special guest was Cornel Ban, Associate Professor of International Political Economy at the Copenhagen Business School.

Cornel Ban was previously Reader at City University of London, assistant professor at Boston University, and research fellow at Brown University in the United States. He has been writing for a while about Romania’s economic development model and is currently involved in conducting research on entrepreneurial municipalities and smart cities across European cities and regions. His most recent book, Ruling Ideas: How Neoliberalism Goes Local, (Oxford University Press, 2018) received the Political Economy Award for 2017 of the British International Studies Association.

Cornel walked us through various economic theories and growth models applied in countries as diverse as South Korean and Japan, Finland and Sweden, and invited us to overcome the obsolete economic perspective that opposes pro-state and pro-market views that dominated for a long time the economic debates in Romania. He brought to the forefront numerous examples such as the development of Samsung Electronics and Apple’s edge technology outlining the fact that all breakthrough technical innovations are the result of state-led efforts. The appearance of these innovative companies and products would not have been possible without decades of state investment in research and policies that created the emergence of innovative ecosystems. Today, there is massive evidence that entrepreneurial states not only deal with market failures but also create and shape new markets particularly in the areas of innovation, or quality of life enhancement. This aspect is critical for understanding the rise of American hegemony in the postwar period and of the Chinese challenge today. And has been excellently wrapped-up and explained by one of the most visible economists at the moment, Mariana Mazzucato, in her much-praised book “The Entrepreneurial State” . However, Cornel considers that this existing research has a major blind spot. It obliterates the role of the cities and regions. Despite the centrality of nodal cities in the global economy, work on entrepreneurial municipalities is in its infancy and needs more research. This presentation dealt with this gap by focusing on successful cases of coordination between town hall, universities, public sector services, and the private sector.  The scope of this discussion was to propose some policy lessons for Romanian cities that aspire to become poles of innovation and development and inspire decision-makers and entrepreneurs to see and imagine the entanglement between state and market in a different and more creative way.

More details about Cornel Ban's work can be found here. 


We are Transilvania Executive Education. In partnership with Hull University, we aim to connect the companies and entrepreneurs in the region with the opportunities of international business and promote connected and critical thinking amongst the future leaders and professionals of the Romanian business community. We provide the Hull University Executive MBA delivered by the Hull University Business School, which is the only genuine British EMBA from the Transylvania area. The program is certified by AMBA & AACSB accreditations and the modules are taught 100% by a fly-in faculty. The program was launched in 2015 and so far, has had more than 140 students and alumni enrolled in the program. A new class is scheduled to start in April 2021.


More info: www.teecluj.ro

Câștigătorii burselor Executive MBA University of Hull

Câștigătorii burselor Executive MBA University of Hull

Comunicat de presă, 20 iulie 2020

Câștigătoarea bursei Executive MBA BT Roberto Marzanati este Ioana Baba, iar câştigătorii celor două burse oferite de SIF Moldova sunt Ştefan Mesaroş şi Vlad Anca. Competiţia s-a desfăşurat în perioada 26 iunie - 12 iulie a.c. şi a reunit peste 30 de candidați care au intrat în competiție pentru una dintre cele 3 burse oferite de Banca Transilvania şi SIF Moldova. Partenerul media al campaniei a fost Republica.ro.

Ioana Baba lucrează în cadrul Primăriei din Alba Iulia în domeniul proiectelor cu finanțare nerambursabilă din anul 2012. Împreună cu colegii ei, Ioana identifică diverse surse de finanțare, scrie și implementează proiecte care contribuie la dezvoltarea armonioasă și durabilă a comunității locale. Ioana este absolventă a Universității Tehnice din Cluj-Napoca, iar în această perioadă pe care a petrecut-o în structurile administrației locale şi-a completat cunoştințele tehnice cu cele manageriale, derulând şi implementând cu success proiecte importante pentru guvernanța şi dezvoltarea locală a municipiului Alba-Iulia.

Ştefan Mesaroş, unul dintre câştigătorii bursei parțiale, este Customer Solution Manager pentru România și Ungaria în cadrul conTeyor, partener global consacrat pe partea de soluții sustenabile din spectrul ambalajelor returnabile. Pe lângă experiența managerială Ştefan este mebru voluntar în cadrul Junior Chamber International Cluj din 2013, implicându-se în proiecte comunitare derulate de World Vision România şi de alte organizații preocupate de sănătatea mediului înconjurător din Cluj-Napoca şi Transilvania. În perioada mai-iunie din acest an, Ştefan a făcut parte dintr-o echipă care a livrat zilnic peste 4.000 de porții de mâncare medicilor aflați în circuitul spitalelor destinate tratării persoanelor infectate cu COVID-19.  

Vlad Anca, cel de-al doilea câştigător al unei burse parțiale oferite de SIF Moldova, lucrează în domeniul energiei regenerabile ca Business Development Manager. Este absolvent al Universității Tehnice din Cluj-Napoca, iar în prezent locuieşte şi lucrează în Braşov. După ce a petrecut 8 ani în industria de petrol și gaze în companii precum OMV Petrom și Halliburton, a decis să se alăture Alpin Sun, o companie globală de succes din domeniul energiei regenerabile, mai ales a celei solare. Vlad este activ pe piața regenerabilă internațională, dezvoltând proiecte solare la scară largă. Este interesat şi preocupat de dezvoltarea energiei verzi şi doreşte să contribuie la sustenabilitatea acestui domeniu şi în România.

Andrew Taylor, directorul Transilvania Executive Education şi membru în comisia de evaluare a burselor a fost surprins de diversitatea profesională a candidaților, precum şi de ideile inovative ale acestora. „Au aplicat atât persoane din domeniul organizațiilor non-guvernamentale şi sectorului artistic, cât şi persoane din domeniul tehnologiei, persoane care dețin un doctorat şi au multă experiență managerială, cât şi persoane mai tinere, la început de drum în mediul antreprenorial. Planurile de business dezvoltate în cadrul aplicațiilor şi ideile prezentate de aceştia sunt extrem de interesante şi cred că avem multe de învățat de la ei. În timpul procesului de evaluare aveam impresia că aceşti candidați sunt aici ca să ne ofere o lecție despre inovație şi business şi că acest program s-a transformat peste noapte într-un incubator de afaceri! Toată această experiență mă face să cred că există extrem de mult potențial şi că putem face mult mai mult pentru a susține aceste idei pe lângă derularea acestui program Executive MBA al Universității Hull.”

Bursa BT Roberto Marzanati oferită de Banca Transilvania în valoare de 15.000 de euro acoperă taxele de școlarizare pentru cei 2 ani de studiu la programul Executive MBA, 100% britanic, derulat de Universitatea Hull în Cluj-Napoca, în timp ce fiecare dintre cele două burse parțiale oferite de SIF Moldova de câte 7.500 de euro fiecare, acoperă jumătate din costul programului. Cei care au aplicat pentru burse au trimis în competiție un plan de afaceri, indicând beneficiarii, sustenabilitatea afacerii și cum poate fi scalată, alături de CV și o scrisoare de recomandare.

Ca în fiecare an, au fost peste 10 aplicații/pe bursă. Cei care au aplicat ocupă poziții de top şi middle management în companii din domenii variante: IT, automotive, ONG, energie, aviație, medical-farmaceutic, sector public, telecomunicații, turism, financiar-bancar, start-up-uri, educație și training şi provin din România (Cluj-Napoca, București, Iași, Tg. Mureș, Constanța, Baia Mare, Craiova, Pitești, Alba Iulia, Brașov,) și Republica Moldova (Chișinău).  Câştigătorii se vor alătura celei de a șaptea grupe de cursanți care va începe cursurile în 30 iulie a.c.

 

Executive Talk - Directive on Administrative Cooperation in the field of taxation (the DAC)

Executive Talk - Directive on Administrative Cooperation in the field of taxation (the DAC)

Updates:

 

Thank you for participating in our Executive Talk. You can find the recording on our youtube channel here

For further discussions on this topic, please contact our speakers: 

Andrada Goriță - Manager, Taxation Services, +40 744 655 843, Această adresă de email este protejată contra spambots. Trebuie să activați JavaScript pentru a o vedea.

Ionuț Măstăcăneanu - Director, Taxation Services, +40 747 333 015, Această adresă de email este protejată contra spambots. Trebuie să activați JavaScript pentru a o vedea.

 

KPMG public resources on DAC6 

 Dedicated website accessible - MDR Updates

 Summary and observations - September 2020 update

 Recorded WebEx sessions

 Euro Tax Flashes

 Guidance from your local KPMG advisor

 Frequent contacts with regulators in EU member states

KPMG: working together with our network of EU tax law specialists throughout the European Union.

 

 


 

In the upcoming Executive Talk, we are meeting with Andrada Goriță, Tax Manager within the Financial Services department, and Ionuț Măstăcăneanu, the leader of the Financial Services Team within the Tax department, @KPMG Romania.
They will discuss reporting rules and taxation within the European Union and how the new European Directive on Administrative Cooperation in the field of taxation (2018) has changed the reporting regime increasing transparency and cooperation in the way taxes are reported and calculated across member states.
The event will take place online [on Microsoft Teams platform] on the 28th of October from 5 PM [RO Time]. Participation is free, and 100% online on our Microsoft Teams channel. 


Taxation and tax reporting are policy issues that are often shadowed at the European level in the favor of other discussions that focus on regional convergence, integration, and development. However, for more integration, Europe also needs a tighten cooperation and more transparency in taxation and tax reporting. In light of the recent investigations on harmful practices and the use of offshore companies (the so-called "Lux Leaks", "Panama Papers" and "Malta Leaks"), the European Parliament has called on the Commission to introduce tougher transparency requirements for intermediaries.

In this sense, a new Directive on Administrative Cooperation in the field of taxation (the DAC) was introduced, making the automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation in relation to reportable cross-border arrangements as mandatory. The directive introduced an obligation on intermediaries and, in certain cases, taxpayers, to disclose potentially aggressive tax planning arrangements, enabling at the same time the tax administrations to exchange information on these structures. The Directive was formally adopted during the ECOFIN meeting on May 25, 2018, and has entered into force on June 25, 2018. Unfortunately, the outbreak of the current pandemic has slowed things down.

These new rules entered into force with the 1st of July 2020, when relevant taxpayers were supposed to file information on reportable cross-border arrangements the first step of which was implemented between the date of entry into force (June 25, 2018) and the date of application of the Directive (July 1, 2020). In the pandemic context, however, countries were given the option to postpone the reporting deadlines for a maximum period of six months, therefore the reporting period will start as of 1 January 2021 for the majority of EU Member States, Romania included. This allows us some time of reflection and the opportunity to discuss during this Executive Talk the effects and consequences of these reforms on the taxation regime in Romania and the rest of EU countries.

 

 

About the speakers:


Andrada Goriță is a Tax Manager in KPMG Romania for over 10 years, working in the Financial Services department. Throughout this time, she has worked mostly with banks, insurance companies, investment funds, advising them on various complex projects in national and international taxation. While working in KPMG, Andrada was seconded for 3 months abroad in KPMG’s Sydney office. She is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), an affiliate of the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT) body, as well as a member of the Romanian Chamber of Fiscal Consultants (CCF). Andrada holds a BA degree in Finance-Banking as well as an MA degree in Corporate Finance from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest. She is part of the core DAC 6 team in Romania and will assist with the analysis of potentially reportable transactions for DAC 6 purposes and the reporting process both for KPMG and KPMG’s clients at the same time.

Ionuț Măstăcăneanu is the leader of the Financial Services Team within the tax department in KPMG Romania, as well as the leader of the DAC 6 core team of consultants. He has experience of more than 16 years in providing assistance both to local companies and to multinationals in various industries on direct tax matters, including corporate income tax, withholding tax on income derived by non-residents, tax implications of various structures, tax impact resulting from IFRS standards implementation, as well as compliance with several reporting requirements, DAC 6 included. Ionuț is a member of the Romanian Chamber of Fiscal Consultants (CCF), of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and an affiliate of the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT). He holds a BA degree from Université d’Auvergne in France. He was involved in discussions carried out with the Romanian tax authorities on DAC 6 implementation requirements and has appeared as a keynote speaker on DAC 6 themes at various events.

About us:
Transilvania Executive Education is an executive education provider based in Cluj-Napoca. In partnership with Hull University, it aims to connect the companies and entrepreneurs in the region with the opportunities of international business and promote connected and critical thinking amongst the future leaders and professionals of the Romanian business community.
The Executive MBA delivered by the Hull University Business School is the only genuine British EMBA from the Transylvania area. The program is certified by AMBA & AACSB accreditations and the modules are taught 100% by a fly-in faculty. The program was launched in 2015 and so far, has had more than 140 students and alumni enrolled in the program. A new class is scheduled to start in April 2021. More info: www.teecluj.ro

 

Executive Talk - Managing Change in the Fashion Retails Industry

Executive Talk - Managing Change in the Fashion Retails Industry

Diana Au Yeung returned this Monday with the second part of the Executive Talk series on business and corporate culture in the Asia-Pacific region.

Diana is an HR consultant in the banking and retail sector across the Asia-Pacific region and alumni of Hull University Executive MBA. We discussed how change takes place in the operational model and corporate culture in the fast-changing world of fashion and luxury brands. Departing from her experience as a performance manager trainer for Hugo Boss, a luxury company that wanted to gain a strong foothold in the developing luxury market in the APAC region, Diana analyzed the dynamics of the fashion industry and the challenges that luxury brands are facing in a market where companies need to remain competitive, secure high levels of sales and develop outstanding customer experience. This week’s talk completed the previous discussion initiated by Diana on the building of consistent brand identity in the hospitality industry with a focus on the case of Peninsula Hotels, a HongKong based hotel chain.

If you want to read more about this topic you can download Diana Au Yeung’s Executive Talk presentation by accessing this link. 

 

The next Executive Talk will take place on the 9th of September, from 6.30 pm [RO time]. Our special guest is Cornel Ban, Associate Professor of International Political Economy at the Copenhagen Business School. His most recent book, Ruling Ideas: How Neoliberalism Goes Local, (Oxford University Press, 2018) received the Political Economy Award for 2017 of the British International Studies Association.

The event will take place online [on Microsoft Team platform]. Participation is free, but please register in order to receive the access link: https://forms.gle/H5AZqadGvtXSmEDU6 

Transilvania Executive Education is an executive education provider based in Cluj-Napoca, the second-largest city in Romania. In partnership with local and international actors, it aims to connect the companies and entrepreneurs in the region with the opportunities of international business and promote connected and critical thinking amongst the future leaders and professionals of the Romanian business community. The Executive MBA delivered by the Hull University Business School is the only genuine British EMBA from the Transylvania area. The program is certified by AMBA & AACSB accreditations and the modules are taught 100% by a fly-in faculty. The program was launched in 2015 and so far, has had more than 140 students and alumni enrolled in the program. A new class is scheduled to start in April 2021.

The Executive Talk series has been hosted by Transilvania Executive Education for almost 5 years now. These sessions are meant to offer EMBA students and the business community a blended experience that could link the notions and theories taught during lectures with case studies and experiences that are deeply embedded in the local and regional business context. The talks are delivered by guest speakers with expertise in areas and domains that are connected to the modules studied within the EMBA program, reuniting people with diverse backgrounds, from IT, banking, and manufacturing to aeronautics, engineering, and education. Some of the speakers are Romanian and working in Romania while others are international working for multinational or global companies with operations in Romania and Central and Eastern Europe. For more details please access the website/Events/Executive talk section. 

Anunțăm câștigătorii celor 3 burse pe 20 iulie!

Înscrierea în cea de-a șaptea competiție pentru bursele Executive MBA University of Hull din Cluj-Napoca s-a încheiat pe 12 iulie a.c. Cei care au aplicat pentru burse au trimis în competiție un plan de afaceri, indicând beneficiarii, sustenabilitatea afacerii și cum poate fi scalată, alături de CV și o scrisoare de recomandare. Ca în fiecare an, au fost peste 10 aplicații/pe bursă. Cu ajutorul parteneriilor noștri, Banca Transilvania și SIF Moldova, vom acorda pentru grupa care începe cursurile în 30 iulie 3 burse în valoare de 30000 euro.

Până in 19 iulie a.c., comisia de examinare formată din reprezentanți ai mediului de afaceri și academic, parte din boardul TEE, alături de un reprezentant al alumnilor EMBA din Cluj-Napoca, va analiza aplicațiile trimise, stabilind un clasament în funcție de punctajul obținuț pe aplicație, iar mai apoi la interviu.

 

"Fiecare campanie de burse ne oferă o ocazie excelentă de a cunoaște candidați cu experiență profesională și de viață foarte interesante. Anul acesta le-am cerut candidaților să creeze un plan de afaceri în formatul oferit de TEE. Ne bucurăm să vedem că mulți manageri și antreprenori se gândesc la afaceri din domeniul mediului și al sustenabilității, fie din sfera gestionării deșeurilor, al energiei regenerabile, al agriculturii sau al inițiativelor sociale. Procesul de desemnare a câstigatorilor devine tot mai dificil de la an la an. Dar acesta este motivația din spatele fiecărei campanii de burse, să identificăm aceste persoane dornice să inoveze în domeniul lor, să producă schimbări pozitive și să fie permanent interesate de educația executivă.”, ne-a declarat Andreea Vornicu, Learning Executive al TEE.

 

Informații cheie despre cei care au aplicat pentru campania de burse:

- au poziții de top și middle management în companii din domenii variante: IT, automotive, ONG, energie, aviație, medical-farmaceutic, sector public, telecomunicații, turism, financiar-bancar, start-up-uri, educație și training.

- provin din România (Cluj-Napoca, București, Iași, Tg. Mureș, Constanța, Baia Mare, Craiova, Pitești, Alba Iulia, Brașov,) și Republica Moldova (Chișinău).  

- raportul de gen: 75% vs 25% în favoarea bărbaților. 

 

Anunțarea câștigătorilor se va face în data de 20 iulie 2020, prin newsroom BT, pe siteul EMBA University of Hull (România), social media şi prin intermediul partenerului media al competiției din acest an, Republica.ro.

Talent Acquisition in the Digital Era – Facts and Myths

Talent Acquisition in the Digital Era – Facts and Myths

Radu Panait, HR director of E-Infra Group, has delivered an Executive Talk on “Talent Acquisition in the Digital Era – Facts and Myths” on the 7th of October, bringing to the online audience arguments and examples about the changes in the Human Resources Industry and future trends in talent acquisition.

As a provider of executive education, we consider it is highly relevant to discuss talent acquisition and the transformations in the Human Resources Management industry, especially in these uncertain times generated by the Covid-19 pandemic. With more than 20 years of experience in human resources, in Romania and abroad, in companies like IBM, UTI, SAB Miller, and Ursus, Radu Panait offered a clear overview of the transformations that shaped the Human Resources Industry in the last decades and addressed the nowadays trends of digitalization in the recruitment process. Moreover, he offered an analysis of the role of social media platforms and their relevance in the talent acquisition process and how AI will transform this area of activity.

Radu brought to the forefront clear examples from the industry practices – personality and ability tests, social media screening, gamification incorporated in various assessments, and AI tools – indicating the processes that will become the new norm.

For more information please find the presentation here and watch the recording with the fruitful discussions on our Youtube channel.

About us:
We are Transilvania Executive Education. In partnership with Hull University, we aim to connect the companies and entrepreneurs in the region with the opportunities of international business and promote connected and critical thinking amongst the future leaders and professionals of the Romanian business community. We provide the Hull University Executive MBA delivered by the Hull University Business School, which is the only genuine British EMBA from the Transylvania area. The program is certified by AMBA & AACSB accreditations and the modules are taught 100% by a fly-in faculty. The program was launched in 2015 and so far, has had more than 140 students and alumni enrolled in the program. A new class is scheduled to start in April 2021.

What we learned from the Executive Talk on Managing Change

What we learned from the Executive Talk on Managing Change

This Wednesday we had the pleasure to have Diana Au Yeung from Hong Kong as guest speaker to our Executive Talk on Managing Change.

Diana is an HR consultant in the banking and retail sector across the Asia-Pacific region and alumni of Hull University Executive MBA. During the online event, Diana shared with us insights from her experience as the leader of the Training & Talent Development department in The Peninsula Hotels, one of the most prominent companies in the hospitality industry from the Asia Pacific region, where she collaborated with various teams on building strong internal service culture and learning initiatives. We learned how a company with tradition can build and maintain a strong and consistent brand and what kind of management practices and organizational culture you need to develop in order to deliver top-notch bespoke hospitality services in an industry that has become highly competitive and a region with a growing number of luxury hotels.

Diana focused her presentation on how you can apply the instruments and skills learned during the EMBA program in training dedicated teams in a company that has grown globally and entered new and extremely competitive markets. If you want to read more about this topic you can download Diana Au Yeung’s Executive Talk presentation by accessing this link. 

 

 

We will continue this edition of the Executive Talk on Managing Change with the second part of the talk, where the discussion will be around Diana's experience in Hugo Boss. The talk will be delivered on the 31st of August, from 3 pm. Those who registered for the event on the 19th of August will receive automatic access to the 2nd part of the event. For those who register now for the first time, please access this link. 

Transilvania Executive Education is an executive education provider based in Cluj-Napoca, the second-largest city in Romania. In partnership with local and international actors, it aims to connect the companies and entrepreneurs in the region with the opportunities of international business and promote connected and critical thinking amongst the future leaders and professionals of the Romanian business community. The Executive MBA delivered by the Hull University Business School is the only genuine British EMBA from the Transylvania area. The program is certified by AMBA & AACSB accreditations and the modules are taught 100% by a fly-in faculty. The program was launched in 2015 and so far, has had more than 140 students and alumni enrolled in the program. A new class is scheduled to start in April 2020.

The Executive Talk series has been hosted by Transilvania Executive Education for almost 5 years now. These sessions are meant to offer EMBA students and the business community a blended experience that could link the notions and theories taught during lectures with case studies and experiences that are deeply embedded in the local and regional business context. The talks are delivered by guest speakers with expertise in areas and domains that are connected to the modules studied within the EMBA program, reuniting people with diverse backgrounds, from IT, banking, and manufacturing to aeronautics, engineering, and education. Some of the speakers are Romanian and working in Romania while others are international working for multinational or global companies with operations in Romania and Central and Eastern Europe. For more details please access the website/Events/Executive talk section. 

 

 

Business Design Webinars

Business Design Webinars

The current crisis reveals that businesses are neither linear nor easy to predict. Moreover, this pandemic has disrupted global markets, pushing companies and entrepreneurs in situations that they have not experienced before. It is, therefore, important to understand how to transform your business and become more resilient.

We invite you to a series of two webinars on design thinking, business transformation, and strategies for resilience. 

To register, simply click here. 

Key Benefits:

  • Learn how to ask the right questions;
  • Locate alternative business strategies and learn about future business models that will make your company successful and resilient;
  • Identify the core competencies of your business;
  • Use three lenses of design thinking to light the innovation spark;
  • Learn how to connect: business, strategy, and design and develop your own path out of this crisis.

Program

May 20th, 5 pm [1h]: Business Design Outline, delivered by Cristian Păun & Mitch Belsley

Cristian Paun is a change maker, an innovator with strong storytelling abilities that inspires growth mindset. He is an international speaker covering business design, business transformation, and technologies such as AI, RPA, IoT. A passionate Senior Executive from the Chemical / Private Equity / Insurance / FMCG / Banking / Telecommunications industry. He has focused on the connection between IT and successful business outcomes, both with bringing top-line growth as well as cost reduction programs. He has a significant track record in the delivery of technologies like RPA, AI, IoT to solve real business problems. Lead globally Innovation, M&A, integration, and separation programs. He crafted procurement and vendor strategies that allowed him to achieve multimillion EUR savings.

Topics covered during the webinar:

  • Business Design & Business Transformation:
    • Today (the model used today by most of the companies);
    • Tomorrow (the future model used by few and most successful companies);
    • How the firm of the future will look like;
    • Connecting Business, Strategy & Design;
  • How to Design a Smarter Business:
    • The Double Loop,
    • The 3 Lenses of Design Thinking;
    • Case Studies, reasons for change and business design;
  •  Presentation of The Experience Manager platform by Mitch Belsley
  • Q&A session 

May 21st, 5 pm: The Leaders approach - A Holistic approach to Operational Excellence, delivered by Cristian Matei & Mitch Belsley

Cristian Matei has served as Senior Leadership & Management Advisor, Coach, and Consultant having extensive experience in working on all continents with Boards & Executive Teams of Global rapid-growth companies requiring expert assistance with evaluating and managing the forces that drive organizational performance. Cristian has taught Leadership, Strategy Development & Deployment, Organizational (re)Design & Business Transformation, Business Process Reengineering and Management, Lean Six Sigma and Design for Lean Six Sigma in different Universities and Multinational Companies having more than 5000 top executives, managers, specialists, and quality & improvement experts trained, coached, mentored and certified all over the world. He is the Co-Founder and President of Advanced Thinking.

In difficult times, the difference between leaders and managers comes to light. Managers are just increasing the pressure by placing additional requirements on the existing non-performing organizations – countries, governments, companies of any kind - without any serious change in their minds. On the other hand, leaders have the courage to unlock the human potential to radically rethink the way we operate our organizations and finally our planet. Leaders realize that the root cause for which we are in this situation is the way we are (dis) organizing ourselves, while managers still thrive to prop up these existing systems that brought us to this situation.

Topics covered during the webinar:

  • The moment of truth: why the digitalization efforts fail? The digitalization trap.
  • Business Design, Business Execution, and Business Improvement – how are they synchronized? Zoom in on Business Improvement.
  • Human Capital Development – how to align it to Stakeholders' needs?
  • Presentation of The Experience Manager platform by Mitch Belsley
  • Q&A Session 

The presentation will include inserts from the Veolia Case Study - the Best Business Transformation Project in the world in 2019 (IQPC/PEX Awards, OPEX World Business Transformation Summit). The Book had just entered the list of the ”5 Business Books You Should Read on World Creativity & Innovation Day”

 “DARE! Behind the scenes of the best business transformation project in the world” describes the Veolia Apa Nova Bucharest Project that won the Best Business Transformation Project in the world title at PEX Awards 2019 and became in February 2020 the #1 Amazon Best Seller on Business Process Reengineering, Change Management and Project Management categories. More details

The two webinars will be moderated by Andrew Taylor, Managing Director at Transilvania Executive Education. Andrew is a business consultant with more than 20 years of experience and published co-author - People, Place, and Global Order; Foundations of a Networked Political Economy, Routledge, 2019. More details about TEE on our website. 

Organisational Storytelling: Harnessing this powerful management and communication tool

Organisational Storytelling: Harnessing this powerful management and communication tool

We share with you some thoughts from our last Executive Talk where we discussed about storytelling. During this talk, we had the privilege and the pleasure to listen to our dear friend David Collins from Northumbria University, who also works as Managing Director for Gain Insight Ltd, a consulting company offering bespoke services on HRM, organizational change/ transformation, and the application of narratives to organizational problems.

David Collins has more than 30 years of experience working for some of the most renowned UK universities. He published extensively on topics such as organizational culture, management, and storytelling and conducted research and consulting work in various companies and organizations in the UK and across Europe, including Romania. David has recently published his sixth book - The Organizational Storytelling Workbook - a state of the art study which offers: (a) critical engagement with academic debates on organizational storytelling; and (b) a series of exercises designed to allow users to improve their capability as organizational storytellers.

During the talk, David managed to distill within a concentrated and short presentation some of the main theoretical underpinnings of management and cultural studies and some of the main findings of this book, showing us how storytelling can be used as a means of redeeming our understanding of all cultural matters and improve our management skills. David considers that storytelling can be used to harness cultural artifacts, stories, and narratives and contribute to the building of articulated and cohesive organizations. This Executive Talk can be seen as a start to anyone who wants to practice and learn these skills, while the storytelling workbook is the perfect companion to any executive or postgraduate course in storytelling as well as a useful and enjoyable companion to any individual manager that wishes to improve their ability and capacity for meaningful storytelling.

If you are interested in reading more about this, David Collins’ last book can be ordered here and you can listen to the recording of the Executive Talk on our youtube channel. 

 

About us:
We are Transilvania Executive Education. In partnership with Hull University, we aim to connect the companies and entrepreneurs in the region with the opportunities of international business and promote connected and critical thinking amongst the future leaders and professionals of the Romanian business community. We provide the Hull University Executive MBA delivered by the Hull University Business School, which is the only genuine British EMBA from the Transylvania area. The program is certified by AMBA & AACSB accreditations and the modules are taught 100% by a fly-in faculty. The program was launched in 2015 and so far, has had more than 140 students and alumni enrolled in the program. A new class is scheduled to start in April 2021.

More info: www.teecluj.ro

Noi studenți încep azi cursurile programului Executive MBA al University of Hull în Cluj-Napoca

Noi studenți încep azi cursurile programului Executive MBA al University of Hull în Cluj-Napoca

Astăzi dăm startul pentru a șaptea oară în Cluj-Napoca programului Executive MBA University of Hull. Cei 10 cursanți care încep azi programul EMBA fac parte din modelul educational britanic de tip carusel, prin care se oferă o mai mare interactivitate între cursanți, combinând mai multe cohorte de-a lungul anilor.

Cei care au ales să studieze în acest an programul EMBA au în medie 10 ani de experiență profesională, în domenii variate precum: IT, automotive, energie, administrarea fondurilor europene, retail & fashion, financiar-bancar, etc. S-au alăturat comunității noastre cursanți din diferite orașe ale României: Târgu-Mureș, Alba-Iulia, Brașov și Cluj-Napoca. Majoritatea celor admiși au experiență internațională atât în business cât și educațională. Cursanții vor finaliza studiile în ianuarie 2023, după parcurgerea celor 12 module și redactarea lucrării de dizertație.

 

Nicholas Snowden, MBA Academic Director Faculty of Business, Law and Politics, University of Hull, ne împărtăşeşte câte ceva din experiența lui de predare în cadrul acestui program: “Este întotdeauna o plăcere să predau în cadrul programului Executive MBA al Universității Hull în Cluj-Napoca. Studenții dedicați și atmosfera prietenoasă au creat un adevărat sentiment de „familie” și „apartenență” în cadrul comunității TEE, familie din care suntem extrem de norocoși să putem face parte.”

Programul de Executive MBA al University of Hull din Cluj-Napoca are ca scop dezvoltarea sustenabilă a comunității de business din Cluj-Napoca și din România, alături de promovarea educației de tip executive bazată pe dezvoltarea și aplicarea gândirii critice și asociative. Unul din elementele fundamentale ce stau la baza acestui format educațional este dat de existența rețelelor de colaborare atât între profesori și studenți, cât și între studenți și comunitatea de alumni din jurul Transilvania Executive Education. Astfel, alături de expertiza globală adusă în Cluj-Napoca de către profesorii internaționali ai University of Hull, comunitatea de business are acces la schimbul de idei și proiecte promovat de către studenți și alumni în cadrul evenimentelor organizate de către TEE.

Programul de Executive MBA al University of Hull a fost lansat în Cluj-Napoca în anul 2015, cu sprijinul Universității Babeș-Bolyai, al Universității Tehnice din Cluj-Napoca și a companiilor Banca Transilvania, Electrogrup și Emerson.

Special Webinar Series on COVID-19 - Week 3 by HU Business School

Special Webinar Series on COVID-19 - Week 3 by HU Business School

The Hull University Business School continues the Special Webinar Series on COVID-19 for the 3rd week, bringing a new set of sessions with free and open access so you may share the link with colleagues and friends. If you missed the last weeks' webinars, check out this link with the recordings. 

Exercising from Home with Minimum Equipment - 15th of April, 12 PM [RO time]

The Sports & Fitness Centre at the University will be demonstrating and providing useful tips and activities to exercise when working remotely from home. They will be giving useful exercises that anyone can do, with minimum equipment. We strongly believe that physical wellbeing is important when working in an isolated environment and helps to provide a healthy, positive attitude for teams and employees. To register simply click here

 

Podcast: Innovation Through Forced Disruption - 16th of April, 3 pm [RO time]

The special guest of the podcast is Prof. Christopher Bovis, who will explore how organisations, societies, and governments are being forced to innovate in how they operate as a result of the global pandemic. When our environment changes beyond the geopolitical spheres of control, how do organisations adapt, which ones survive and which ones disappear.  Prof. Bovis is a Professor of International Business Law at the University of Hull. He is an internationally renowned specialist in public sector management, public procurement, and public-private partnerships. His fields of expertise cover international business, EU law, competition, energy, transport, and telecommunications. His research has influenced parliamentary debate, scrutiny and brought responsible change at government level. 

Please check out the Hull University Business School Linkedin page for the link to this podcast. 

Working From Home With Children - 17th April, 2 PM [Ro time] 

The last webinar this week will touch a challenge that many of our EMBA students and alumni are facing: working with children in the house. Many employees are having to handle dual roles, their professional ones, and that of teacher/educator/entertainer. The webinar will be delivered by the Deputy Director of the Business School, Dr Claire Hookham as she discusses some top tips and advice on how to work from home with children around. To register simply click here

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