The last few months have seen a lot of activity for EACTP, not least the first of our Educational Workshops which were held at Leiden University at the end of March.
Over two days, delegates came together for a series of hands-on professor-led workshops, live research projects and debates focused on skills enhancement in the areas of Fast Strategy/commercialisation & Risk, Turnaround, Legal, Leadership, culture & governance.
Professor Barry Hedley let the first workshop on Fast Commerciality & Risk which included a lively Dragon’s Den style challenge to make the most successful investment. Congratulations to Alan Tilley, Anton de Leeuw, Matthew Quade, Michiel van de Velde and Daan Noort who made up the winning team.
Workshop 2 on The Future of Turnaround Management was led by Dr Professor Jan Adriaanse who shared insights from academic research on turnaround management before the group discussed what the future might look like for the profession.
Next, a live research project on Governance took place which included an interesting panel discussion between Matthew English, Jan Adriaanse and Eugen Lascu who covered Preventive Leadership, 4A's alert, Adaptability, Anticipation, Change Management ADKAR, Trust in Governance and Disclosure.
On day two, an introduction to US Chapter 11 bankruptcy processes and options was led by Matthew English followed by Professor Mark Watson-Gandy’s legal workshop on sanctions law from a UK perspective and applied to turnaround and restructuring workouts. Participants also got their heads together in highly energetic tripartite debates on sanction-based case studies.
And finally, concluding the day was a Leadership session delivered by Dr Esther van Fenema who looked at high performers’ brain patterns, coping mechanisms, the importance of keeping mentally fit, and how that translates into turnaround.
Our sincere thanks go to all the speakers, attendees and everyone involved in organising such a fantastic inaugural event. We also thank our sponsors Deloitte Italia, Concilium Consulting and GoTo Generator for their support.
A post-event survey had been carried out, to learn more about what other participants thought of the experience. Intro link to survey PDF: click here to view
In the spirit of continued professional education we are also delighted to let you know that we are planning online events in the coming months so please keep an eye out for announcements, we would love to welcome your participation at these events.