MBA Webinar | MBA Sustainable Energy Futures Taster Session 2

23 Jun 2022 9:30 PM

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Schedule : Jun 23rd 2022 Time: 9:30 pm IST

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University of Strathclyde


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Strathclyde Business School is launching a new MBA in Sustainable Energy Futures in September 2022. In response to current challenges, leadership decisions in the energy sector require a profound understanding of the sector's technical, economic, legal, financial and entrepreneurial peculiarities. The industry requires skilled individuals who are experts in the field to drive forward the sector. The MBA Sustainable Energy Futures supports these individuals and future leaders through a robust and focused leadership and management qualification.

The Business School is holding a series of taster events throughout the summer for applicants and interested parties. The second event in this series, Systems Thinking. A solution to problems in the energy industry. takes place on 23rd June from 3-5pm and includes a short keynote to be delivered by Dr Efstathios Tapinos. Dr Tapinos is Associate Dean for Knowledge Exchange at Strathclyde Business School and Senior Lecturer at the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship.

This short keynote will be followed by an expert panel discussion including some of our Module Sponsors from across the energy sector who will be supporting the MBA Sustainable Energy Futures programme. The panel will be chaired by Paul Richards, Former CEO of Together Energy, Founder of Clyde Ventures. The second part of the taster session will be delivered by Jane Howie, Academic Mentor, Chartered Manager and Higher Education Professional at Strathclyde University who will focus on embedding reflective practice into personal and professional life.

Indicative focus of the session:

Global commodity costs have caused enormous schisms geopolitically, socially and economically. Journalists have been scrambling, looking to pin the problem on a specific group of people, is our energy security strategy fit for purpose? Have we put too much pressure on a green agenda? Are energy company bosses fat cats? Were small suppliers incompetent? Whilst hindsight is a wonderful thing, what role could systems thinking play, if any, in preventing the energy crisis that we are in? And how do we use this approach to mitigate the existing challenges and better inform policy for tomorrow.

In the second part of the session Jane will cover group coaching and collaborative problem solving and how Senior Leaders can draw upon each other’s experiences and expertise to generate simple but effective solutions and embed reflection into habits.

Additional information about our keynote speaker

Dr Tapinos holds a PhD from Warwick Business School. His research is focused on strategy process and practice, while he specialises on uncertainty, scenario planning, foresight, sensemaking. Stathis has published more than 30 academic journal and international conference papers. He has held a visiting research fellowship at Said Business School, University of Oxford. His teaching experience includes UG, MSc, MBA and Executive Education modules on strategy. Find out more about Dr Tapinos here: