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During this 2 day programme we unravel 4 new trends in Management & Leadership.

Are you future proof?

By Marc Buelens

The future is not what is used to be. We are facing  a highly unpredictable world. In a world that is becoming increasingly competitive, dynamic and complex.  Complexity seems to be the silent killer of growth. Complexity is an ever growing hidden cost. We need ‘simple’ business models, we have to realise that strategy has to be defined as simple rules, not as simplistic rules. Less is more. But more is different. When should you trust your judgment?

The changing nature of leadership

By Katleen de Stobbeleir

In this session, we focus on important trends in business and their consequences for leading organizations. Central questions that will be addressed are: How do leaders need to lead today? What will the future of leadership development look like?

The Mint countries: Another Bric in the Wall?

By Filip Abraham

Will Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, Turkey emerge as economic leaders among world nations. Are they the next phase in the relative decline of the US and Europe? Will they take over from the Bric countries, now struggling after a decade of spectacular growth?

Let’s open the debate.

Digital Strategy

By Steve Muylle

Digital technologies are remaking the business world. While born-on-the-Web and first-on-mobile firms receive a lot of attention, the bulk of the economy still consists of established firms that serve existing customers through conventional processes. While most of these established firms venture online, there is typically a lot more they can do. Based on a digital strategy planning framework that was published  at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT) and validated with dozens of firms across the globe, this session will illustrate how established firms can plan digital initiatives in support of their offline and online business processes.

The Vlerick Difference

We have a unique approach to learning, which focuses on bringing theory to life, giving you the skills and insight you need to really make a difference. Spend time on our beautiful campuses, and you become part of one of the most active business communities in Europe, learning in a way that will help you to be a more effective and productive business leader throughout your career. Learning at Vlerick really is an experience far away from traditional classroom learning. You’ll work collaboratively with your faculty and fellow participants to bring your ideas to life in a robust and practical way.

Digital − the new normal in business − will also strengthen your learning process. Our online platform ‘Showpad’ and the use of a tablet grant you access to all of the learning materials anywhere, anytime, and enable you to go beyond note-taking: take pictures of the flipchart during a brainstorming exercise, record a video of a role play, participate in a quick poll, create a Wikipage together … and share them on the spot with your group.

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We facilitate your journey. You make the difference.

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