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Mini MBA – Executive leadership
5. May 2017. - 2. June 2017.
Zagreb, FORUM Zagreb, Radnička cesta 50 – Green Gold
Executive leadership is the ability of those who manage or direct employees in an organization to influence and guide these individuals.
Mini MBA - Executive leadership Academy is a 5-day program.
influence and guide these individuals.
Purpose: The five day program provides attendees with the opportunity to freely and openly exchange views and experiences with eminent leaders from the region as well as peers from backgrounds different than their own. Executive Leadership will empower you to build and motivate effective teams, resolve strategic problems, and drive change in yourself and your organization. Personal leadership development is a key focus of the program. To enhance your awareness of your leadership style and how it’s perceived by others.
The goal is to learn to analyze critically, articulate strategically, think holistically, and lead with confidence.
Key Benefits and learning outcomes:
- Improve core leadership skills required for approaching business challenges holistically and making better executive decisions.
- This program is intended to help participants realize their leadership potential — to envision competitive strategy, implement meaningful change, and achieve extraordinary results.
- Develop greater awareness of your leadership style and how it’s perceived by others, assisted by personalized coaching and proprietary leadership tools.
Duration: November 5. May 2017. - 2. June 2017.
Building Your Leadership Skills (5. May 2017.)
9.00 am – 1.00 PM – Dr.sc Jasminka Samardzija, prof.v.s. (Motivacijski govornik d.o.o.)
- The Key to leadership – priorities
- Leadership´s role – influence – exercise
- Mapping leadership competencies – executive image – self assessment
- Facilitating (positive) change with emotional intelligence
- Problem solving – the quickest way to gain leadership – Learning from experience
- Developing your team and increasing team performance
- Key leadership component Self-discipline and sustainability practice
2.00 – 4.00 PM
- Creating a culture of trust and integrity – credibility
- Leading with vision and values – case Valamar
- Motivating and engaging others – best practice Valamar
Developing Leaders in Others - How to Build Relationship with Your People? (12. May 2017.)
9.00 - 1.00 pm - Branimir Muidža (CEO of cement factory Kakanj & Director General of HeidelbergCement group for BiH i RH)
- Pre-reading book Self-assessment of interpersonal skills
- Leverage your best as a leader
- Identifying your strengths
- Ditch your weaknesses
- Leaders build and rebuild trust – Inspiring commitment
- Dealing with conflicts – Leveraging differences
- Acknowledge and praise getting results – compensation management
- Developing and empowering: Modeling courageous leadership – intelligent disobedience
- Inspirational leadership leading with emotional intelligence
2.00 – 4.00 PM
- Leading and working in teams
- Distributing leadership – being other focused
- Creating a motivating work environment
- Leaders build and rebuild trust
Change Leadership & Leadership self-assessment (19. May 2017.)
Alen Premužak (CEO of Dalekovod)
9.00 AM – 1.00 PM
- When is the right time for changes? Change management
- Leading change
- Transformation vs. Re-structuring
- Leadership in transformation – case Hrvatska pošta
- Company culture and leadership – case Hrvatska pošta
- How should leaders communicate? – Techniques and best practice
1.00– 2.00 PM – lunch
2.00 – 4.00 PM – Prof. Michael Palanski (Saunders College of Business RIT NY)
- Leadership development with a multi-domain 360° assessment
Executive leadership Decision Making and Strategic Planning (26. May 2017.)
Emphasizing the importance of long-term strategic decision-making, Executive leadership Decision Making and Strategic Planning workshop is designed to improve managers’ judgment and critical thinking skills using proven approaches that will build adaptability into your decisions. Chief executive officers and top management set policies for acquiring and integrating resources for the organization. Among their goals are to reduce uncertainty, increase stability, increase resources, and reduce competition. Participants will understand the decision-making process from start to finish, with the ability to recognize cognitive biases that inhibit good decisions. This strategic decision-making program enhances participants’ capacity to make well-thought-out individual, group, and organizational decisions and develop tools to improve individual and organizational decision making.
Pre-reading case study Self-assessment of a personal leadership style
- Strategic planning
- Results orientation – production & sales & marketing
- Global awareness
- Business perspective – strategic planning
- The four disciplines of executive leadership
- Set direction
- Motivate commitment
- Drive for results
- Develop yourself
- Body language for leaders – Establishing leadership presence
- Defining your natural leadership style
Finance for Executives (2. June 2017.)
Alen Premužak (CEO of Dalekovod)
The workshop is designed for non-financial executives, including general managers, senior functional managers outside finance general managers of small and medium-sized companies, senior functional managers outside finance, board members and directors and managers in the areas of Commerce & Sales, Marketing, Production, Logistics and R&D within medium and large-sized companies, corporate customer-relations officers in financial service organisations who require a better understanding of the financial impact of business decisions.
9.00 AM – 1.00 PM
- The role of finance in business
- Financial goals of the firm – tax environment
Analysis and interpretation of financial statements
- Annual report: the Profit & Loss account, the Balance Sheet and the Cash Flow Statement
- Reading financial statements to evaluate financial performance
- Profitability, stability, liquidity and development indicators
- The relationship between the P&L account and the balance sheet: determining cash flow and analysing the causes of corporate financial pressure
1.00 – 2.00 PM – lunch
2.00 – 4.00 PM
- Planning, budgeting and cash flow forecasting
- Understanding and managing costs
- Managing cash flow and working capital
- Analysing breakeven and contribution
All modules can be enrolled individually..
Dr.sc. Jasminka Samardžija
Jasminka Samardžija is a Professor of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics at RIT Croatia director and owner of the company Motivacijski govornik. Her thesis topic was EFQM excellence model and one of the thesis conclusions was that you cannot achieve a quality goal in your company if you do not have a support from the top management therefore topics related to her research are Leadership, Sustainable Leadership and Strategic Models.
She conducted qualitative research and did the interviews with 100 Croatian Leaders and shared the findings with business and academic society by writing the book “100 Croatian Leaders” and creating the regional conference “Leaders for leaders” with the main goal of exchanging the best leadership praxis among business people. Dr.sc. Samardžija’s research focuses on leadership multiplier. Specifically, she seeks to understand the effect of encouraging and developing specific set of leadership traits trough education process and indirectly the future impact of those developed traits on Gross Domestic Product measured by using the leadership multiplier. She has a strong interest in psychology of motivation, and therefore she coauthored a book “Human Resources Management – in business praxis”. Her chapter named -Employees focuses on motivating and developing talents once they become employees of the preferred company. She is active participant of domestic and international conferences.
Dr.sc. Samardžija was appointed by RIT Croatia senior leadership for the RIT Tiger Spirit Award in August 2014, and for the Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award in August 2015. Her life and professional slogan which she enjoys sharing with others is: You Can Do It!
CEO of cement factory Kakanj & Director General of HeidelbergCement group for BiH i RH.
Branimir Muidža is Director General of cement factory Kakanj and Director General of HeidelbergCement group for BiH i RH. Muidža is also board member of the TBG Beton d.o.o. Zagreb and Dunav-Drava cement d.o.o. Zagreb as well as procurator of TBG BH d.o.o.
In the last fifteen years he worked for HeidelbergCement on various management positions. Before he joined HeidelbergCement, Muidža worked for three years as a broker and analyst for Croatian Flacius Vrijednosnice d.o.o. He was also in charge of Financije i Računovodstvo d.o.o. in Croatia. He graduated on Faculty of economics and tourism in Pula, University of Rijeka. Since 1996 Muidža is authorized agent for securities trading in Croatia. Muidža finished different management programs organized by: Business School St. Gallen – London (Velika Britanija), Harvard – Boston (SAD), Management Center Europe – Bruxelles (Belgija) i Barcelona (Španjolska); and Senior Management Development Programs organized by HeidelbergCement group INSEAD – Pariz (Francuska), DUKE Corporate Education – Frankfurt (Njemačka), CEE Management Development Program i HC Executive Development Program. Since 2011. Muidža is President of the Council of Foreign Investors in BiH and board member of the Association for the Advancement of economic relations between Germany and BiH and president of the Business council of Faculty of Economics in Sarajevo. Besides that he was in charge of the SAP project in 2001., during the first SAP implementation in BiH. Muidža was elected as Manager of the year in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2006., 2007., 2009., 2010., 2011., and in 2012. he was declared for Manager of the decade for BiH & Southeast Europe. In November 2012. International League of Humanists awarded Muidža the golden charter International Humanist of the Decade.
CEO of Dalekovod d.d.
Alen Premužak is a manager with 19 years of professional experience in leading regional companies. Beside Croatia for a part of his career he worked in Poland and Germany.
He has graduated in organization & management from the Faculty of Economics in Zagreb and gained his MBA at IEDC. He started his career in Pliva in strategic planning, which was followed by positions in M&A activities and marketing. After 5 years in the pharmaceutical industry he joined Dukat for M&A and integration projects, followed by leading sales operations for non-retail channels.
Alen spent 2 years as general manager of the leading Croatian advertising agency Bruketa&Žinić. As an independent consultant for SME companies he worked on a number of M&A and valuation projects. In 2009. Alen joined Croatian Post, and in the period 2012. – 2015. was the CEO of Croatian Post. Currently he is the CEO of Dalekovod, a 180 mil EUR construction company specialized for construction of overhead transmission lines, substations and big infrastructural projects.
During his career he managed both small and large teams and organizations in both stable and turbulent market situations. In several cases including Croatian Post his team managed to rapidly increase sales and market share. In Croatian Post he was leading one of the biggest restructuring cases in Croatia leading to substantial cost savings while increasing the market share simultaneously.
He runs in-house seminars with the topic “Financials for managers” and has been invited speaker at several conferences with leadership topics.
prof. Michael Palanski
Saunders College of Business (Rochester Institute of Tehnology NY)
Michael Palanski is an Associate Professor in Management and Zutes Faculty Fellow at Saunders College of Business, teaching Organizational Behavior, Leadership, and Business Ethics for both undergraduate, graduate, and executive students. He holds a PhD in Organizational Behavior and Leadership from the State University of New York at Binghamton. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies from Covenant Theological Seminary and a B.S. in Business Economics from Grove City College.
Palanski’s research interests include leadership, ethics, and levels of analysis issues. Prior to becoming a professor, he was a retail product manager and an online banking specialist. An avid American football fan, he enjoys interacting with students both in and out of the classroom.
Who should attend?
Current and aspiring senior managers or professionals with over five years of experience who are working in or aspiring toward leadership roles
Mid- to upper-level managers, high potentials, and senior leaders; learners from all company sizes and from a diverse range of industries from region and organizations, including NGOs, and governmental agencies
Executives who have recently been promoted to positions of significant managerial responsibility or are clearly on track for such roles.
This comprehensive three-module program is based on exchange of experience, case studies and self-assessment of personal leadership skills. The members also begin the process of debate and networking in their study groups. The program emphasizes the action. You will engage directly with eminent leaders and professors, thanks to the program’s small size, and work in small groups with highly motivated regional peers to share business challenges. You will also experience dynamic presentations, hands-on workshops, 360° leadership assessments, and more. The program is experiential and empowering.
There will be a written assignment/reflection paper at the end of the course.
Regular price: 9.000,00 kn + VAT
Promo price until 19th April 2017: 7.900,00 kn + VAT
15% discount for early payments before January 31, 2017.
The fee for payments before January 31, 2017 is 7.650,00 kn + VAT.
All modules can be enrolled individually.
10% discount on the total cost of the program for 3 or more people from the same company.
You can apply the program via online form here: Application form