10th June, 2010
Conference to address the needs of future leaders of the Energy sector
Development needs of future global leaders in the Energy sector will be discussed and debated at a high-level symposium at Aston Business School in Birmingham next month.
This second one-day conference of the Energy Talent Consortium (Etc!) on 9th July is organised by the Centre for Executive Development at Aston Business School. It aims to define the development needs of those who between 2015 and 2020 will assume senior leadership positions within the Energy sector and to equip and inspire existing and emerging leaders to think clearly, be confident and take innovative action.
This conference will explore the need and approaches to: (1) Engage the new generation of employees in the face of increasing ambiguity, organisational complexity and accelerating change (2) Increasingly focus on external stakeholders, particularly regulators and customers, to inspire trust through transparency and relationships (3) Drive technology, to innovate in new sources of generation, petroleum alternatives and the clean-up of nuclear waste.
Host Cora Lynn Heimer Rathbone, Director of Executive Education at the Centre for Executive Development (CED) at Aston Business School, said:
“The Energy sector must not be under-estimated. It represents one of only five merit goods in the world. Opportunities within this fast-paced growth industry are enormous, as are the challenges. Etc! aims to identify what it is that leaders need in order to create successful entries that can sustainably power our world.”
Ms Rathbone added: “We at the Centre for Executive Development aim, as development partners, to enable Energy sector leaders to raise their game, to enhance the quality, impact, efficiency and effectiveness of their performance and that of all individuals and teams within their organisations, at home and abroad.”
Distinguished speakers at the conference will include Dr David Jestaz, Director of the Paris-based EDF Corporate University and Professor Andreas Hornung, Head of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at Aston Business School.
A company which has experienced a remarkable difference, thanks to the Centre for Executive Development, is Jacob’s Engineering, one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of professional technical services. Its Chairman, Noel Watson, said:
“I am very impressed by the quality of both the teaching and facilities at Aston, but most of all by the School’s commitment to add value through partnership, which exactly matches our business philosophy.”
The Centre for Executive Development works in partnership with clients to co-design and co-deliver robust, dynamic and relevant development programmes, that raise executive capability and build team spirit to achieve Corporate strategy, that deliver measurable results.
Anyone wishing to sign up to attend this by-invitation-only conference should email Maxine Kwofie, Event Manager at CED, at email@example.com
Notes to Editors
(1) To find out more about the Centre for Executive Development visit www.aston.ac.uk/ced
(2) Aston Business School, which is part of Aston University, is one of the largest and most successful business schools in Europe, committed to lead and enable transformation through teaching, research and by supporting and influencing organisations and their leaders. The School aims to contribute positively and substantially to society – regionally, nationally and internationally.
For all media enquiries please contact Dhiren Katwa, Press Officer for Aston Business School, on 0121 204 4553 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.