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MBA Webinars Executive Education

Discover the latest insights on topics that matter in today’s rapidly changing world. Faculty members of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam’s School of Business and Economics, supported by renowed practitioners, share their key thoughts and ideas in live Zoom sessions, handing you new perspectives on current challenges such as leading through crises, self-managing organizations, globalization, and digital transformation. 

MBA Talk 2- Leading with purpose or purse? How to motivate employees

Discussants: Prof.dr. Svetlana Khapova (VU Amsterdam), Edson Hato (VU Amsterdam; formerly ABN AMRO) and dr. Sergey Gorbatov (VU Amsterdam and IE Business School)
Date & time: Tuesday 27 October 2020, from 7.30 PM till 8.30 PM.

Inspiring employees to do outstanding work is a major challenge for leaders. As the lack of employee motivation creates an enormous loss of productivity and creative potential, leaders aim to learn what they can do. In this webinar, experts from academia and business practice discuss how to motivate employees. Based on the latest knowledge from business and science, they discuss the effects of purpose, compensation and other factors on motivation and explore to what extent employees from Generation Y and Z set new expectations.

Join this webinar to:

  • get the latest knowledge on employee motivation
  • learn what works and what not
  • gain insights into the expectations of members of different generations

MBA Talk 3- Leading organizations through crisis: challenges and opportunities

Discussants: Fons Trompenaars (VU Amsterdam) and Barbara Stam (ABN AMRO)
Date & time: Tuesday 10 November 2020, from 7.30 PM till 8.30 PM.

Navigating organizations through crises is one of the most challenging tasks of leaders. The COVID-19 crisis has powerfully proved that many organizations struggle with the challenges posed by crises. At the same time, crises provide opportunities, and some organizations may even benefit in the long term from going through a crisis. Yet, how organizations can master the challenges of a crisis and exploit the opportunities is still up to debate. This webinar contributes to this debate by bringing together two thought leaders who share their insights about how to lead organizations through crises.

Join this webinar to:

  • gain insights into challenges and opportunities that result from crises;
  • learn how to navigate organizations through crises.

MBA Talk 4- Creative destruction: How innovative business models revitalize firms in dynamic markets

Discussants: Enno Masurel (VU Amsterdam) and Marcus Schmalbach (RYSKEX GmbH)
Date & time: Tuesday 24 November 2020, from 7.30 PM till 8.30 PM.

MBA Talk 5- Back to the roots? How COVID-19 will change globalization

Discussants: Anke Dassler (Evonik)
Date & time: Tuesday 8 December 2020, from 7.30 PM till 8.30 PM.

MBA Talk 6- Lost in translation: Overcoming obstacles when leading culturally diverse teams

Discussants: Janina Klein (VU Amsterdam) and Lara Tcholakian (VivaCell-MTS)
Date & time: Tuesday 12 January 2021, from 7.30 PM till 8.30 PM.

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