Detailed programme

Optional but recommended run-up module: EU Electricity Network Codes

The FGMP comprises three modules, all held at different European DSO/TSO organisations.

Module 1: Our business in 2030 – seeing the bigger picture

The EU Clean Energy Package simulation

What’s in these regulations? How will they affect organisations like yours – and the industry as a whole? What are the challenges? And importantly, what are the opportunities?

This business game, designed around the EU Clean Energy Package, gives you valuable insight into these wide-ranging, ambitious regulations – including the significant impact they can have on your organisation. You’ll gain an understanding of the fundamental economic, technical and policy considerations – and quickly develop strategies for finding common ground with other stakeholders.

Non-market strategy

To compete in today’s complex, uncertain world, you need to tailor your organisation’s strategy. It needs to work equally as well for your non-market environment – your organisation’s legal, political and social context – as for your market. In this session, you’ll analyse political, legal and social sources of tension and ambiguity. You’ll start to use a framework that will help you identify and address any issues that could harm your organisation’s reputation. And you’ll learn that if you handle these issues strategically, they could help you to gain the competitive edge.

Business model innovation

Successful organisations don’t see a difference between customer focus and innovation. They take an outside-in perspective – using the market they operate in to create their strategy, rather than simply doing more of what they’re good at.

This session is all about connecting, converting and collaborating. You’ll discover how to become an outside-in organisation by engaging with the market, addressing customer needs and entering smart partnerships.

Module 2: Fostering new business opportunities

Digital transformation vs digital innovation

Even though we live in a digital age, many people still have a vague definition of what digital means. Is it simply technology – big data, social media, the cloud and the internet of things – or does the concept of “digital” go beyond this?

This session challenges you to explore what digital transformation really means. You’ll get a framework to help make transformation a success in your organisation – and you’ll take part in a digital leadership game designed to prepare you for the future.

Negotiation and influencing

When used well, influencing skills give you the ability to shape the thinking and behaviour of others – and to communicate information effectively. These skills help you to build strong relationships, exert greater influence on colleagues – and present a positive image to your organisation.

In this session you’ll further refine your negotiating and influencing skills, so you can connect even more with stakeholders across the European energy landscape.

Module 3: Leaders of the future grid

Leadership in times of turbulence

This simulation considers leadership as part of a system – and focuses on improving the system rather than fixing people.

By the end of the session, you’ll have a new appreciation of the issues experienced at all levels of an organisation. You’ll know how to identify and avoid predictable and dysfunctional patterns – and how to deal with challenges that stand in the way of success. You’ll also have a number of strategies up your sleeve to help you build the successful partnerships that make for successful organisations.

The ins and outs of the European Commission and Parliament

How do these institutions make decisions? And how do their policies translate to national levels? In this session you’ll gain answers to both of these important questions.

Future grid scenarios

For the final session, you’ll join thought experts and executives for a round-table debate to discuss the many new business models to come in the next 10 years.

This could include topics like:

  • 2050 energy future scenarios
  • Electricity network pricing, taxes and levies
  • Story H2020: Energy storage regulations and business models
  • Local energy communities
  • Innovative business models
  • TSO and DSO cooperation and coordination
  • Renewable energy business models

A learning experience like no other

When you come to Vlerick, you step away from your usual routine and gain a wider perspective. You discover how to tackle challenges, turn your knowledge into action and apply your skills in your workplace. You learn from faculty who are experts in their fields – and from a diverse group of peers. All these things help you become a confident, skilled professional, ready to succeed in business – and in life.

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