Need to introduce training modules on Leadership in Digital Era: University of Bradford

Need to introduce training modules on Leadership in Digital Era: University of Bradford
Amita Jain | Nov 26, 2018 - 10:57 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 25: With an aim to shed light on the need to introduce training modules on leadership do’s and don’ts in the digital era higher education, a workshop on ‘Leadership in the Age of Digital Era’ was organized by the University of Bradford, an UK-based technology university.

At a time when Government data forecasts that India will be the world’s largest economy in the next 15 years, the need for able leaders across industry verticals who can drive this growth becomes of paramount importance. The ‘Leadership in the Age of Digital Era’ workshop was a part of University of Bradford’s ‘India Engagement Symposium’, which was led by Professor Vishanth Weerakkody, the Associate Dean-Planning & Resources at the University’s Faculty of Management and Law.

The workshop focused on enhancing the knowledge of the participants regarding different leadership styles, skills and attributes associated with good leaders. Prof Weerakkody said, “In recent times India has projected itself in the global setting as a major hub for technological advancement and development. However, there is further potential for Indian organisations to leverage new disruptive technologies such as the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Block Chain in order to out-innovate and out-execute established standards and outperform their competition both nationally and globally. In order to do so, having a forward-thinking mindset and skill-set is imperative.”

The symposium also witnessed a talk by the University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Cantor, a presentation by Mark Garrett, Director of External Affairs at the university, outlining why Indian students should choose Bradford as a university. Regarding his visit to India, Prof Cantor said, “The University of Bradford has strong links with India going back over many years. We hope, through this visitation, that we will be able to both continue and strengthen that relationship. Much like our University, the growth of Bradford as a region has been built on the hard work of citizens from across India who have settled in the local area.”

The India Engagement Symposium witnessed participation from some of the key influencers of students in Delhi-NCR region, including school leaders, student counsellors, recruitment agents as well as representatives from various universities, corporate and financial institutions. All the participants of the workshop received a Certificate of Participation at the end of the session.

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