UMIO INSIGHTS EVENT
Free Teaser Session
Free Teaser Session
We would like to invite you to an UMIO Insights event on July 2nd, where academia and business come together to explore key competences needed now for a successful future in business. UMIO experts will deliver three interactive sessions on professional skills development, grounded in research, the lifelong learning concepts can be immediately applied to your professional and personal life.
Opportunities for further networking will take place at the poster session following the workshops. As well as enjoying some delicious refreshments, you will be able to hear more about the most up-date research outcomes on skills development. Your input is very valuable for our researchers to continue with their scientific findings.
We are looking forward to meeting you on July 2nd!
Unlocking the full creative and human potential of its employees is key to any company that wants to develop a sustainable competitive advantage. For this, it is important that people feel connected, competent and autonomous in their job and in their relations at work. Research has shown that managers and leaders play a crucial role in providing the right conditions to exhibit leadership behaviour, such as support, mentoring and coaching to promote growth and development of the people in the organisation.
Following the International Coaching Federation, we define Coaching Leadership as “partnering with followers in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximise their personal and professional potential”. This particular leadership style contains a specific and learnable set of competences: including establishing trust & intimacy, coaching presence, active listening and asking powerful questions. In this session you will be introduced to coaching as a leadership style and you will begin to explore these skills in practice.
Dr. Lukas Figge is a Lecturer in Strategy & Entrepreneurship at Maastricht University School of Business and Economics. In addition to teaching, Lukas does research on corporate sustainability, intrapreneurship and innovation. At UMIO, he works as an innovator and trainer to further develop the ‘Human Side of Business’ and Leadership Development in particular. In addition to academic degrees in Economics (BSc), Public Policy (MSc) and Sustainability Science & Policy (PhD), Lukas holds a qualification as Consciousness Coach and is a passionate mindfulness practitioner. In the past he has been working as a social entrepreneur & trainer with rootAbility, empowering Sustainability Intrapreneurs at Universities across Europe.
Whose problem is it? Is it about flexibility or having a special mind-set? Is it about drive and resilience?
This workshop will take you on a journey of discovery into this hot topic in business, healthcare and the public sector, in other words, everywhere. But does it really exist and why is it so urgent in our time?
In this interactive hour we will share some insights from our qualitative research and show you some of the building blocks that belong together to reach the mission of being sustainably employable. Together we will design some practical applications, linked to these building blocks, to use in your daily professional and private life.
Gordon Miesen is Manager Business Development and Client Relations at UMIO. After his studies in Economics at Maastricht University, Gordon has worked for Coca-Cola European Partners, C&A Nederland CV and Staff Planning Nederland.
Martin Lammers is a senior HR professional and consultant who worked in various management functions for Nijenrode school of Business, Cargill, Libertel/Vodafone and the University of Maastricht.
Digitalisation has and will continue to influence the way we work. Can you imagine that only 60 years ago we had to do calculations manually, communicate via letters that we sealed by licking envelopes and write down all the appointments and contacts in our paper agendas. With technology advancing at an exponential pace we are only at the beginning of the digital transformation, so how will this affect your role in your company today and in the future?
In this workshop we will dissect the current developments of digitalisation and share what opportunities and challenges it has for you. Will technology replace you or will it augment you to a new digital superhero that can do the work ten times as fast and with ten times the complexity and accuracy? These are relevant questions that you need to ask yourself and this workshop will take the time to reflect on them.
Prof. dr. Dominik Mahr integrates business practice with research and education around innovation, digitalisation, services and marketing. His work centres around how organisations can successfully innovate and be competitive in the digital era. Taking advantage of state-of-the-art technologies such as blockchain, Augmented Reality or Robotics while avoiding risks is a key question for individuals, organisations, and society at large. Dominik’s work has been published in several high impact scientific journals such as Journal of Marketing, Journal of Service Research, MIS Quarterly, Journal of Product Innovation Management, or Research Policy.
Damien Nunes is our Project Leader and Content Expert specialised in Innovation and Service Design. Furthermore he is active as a trainer and coach in various open and customised educational programmes at UMIO. He originally has an Architecture, Engineering and Design background and worked at various Architectural and Urban Design firms before joining our unit ‘Service Science Factory’ a couple of years ago which focuses on the topic of Service Innovation.
We will present some scientific papers on skill development and learning and work. Researchers will share their findings on lifelong learning across multidisciplinary themes and you will have the opportunity to contribute to their work and this research.
Dr. Trudie Schils is associate professor in education economics at the department of Economics of the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics. Her current research focuses on the analysis of both student and school performance. She is particularly interested in the role and limitations of using tests to measure such performance as well as in the various determinants of performance. Trudie is one of the theme leaders of the research theme ‘Learning and Work’ within the Graduate School of Business and Economics.