Parallel Session 1 - Developing Effective Leaders in the Disruptive World

Saturday, 28 March, 2020 - 10:30 - 12:00
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From academia to business, leadership is a skill-set and abilities which can be acquired by learning. Often, researchers are required to utilize leadership skills to lead a team or a project to advance the field. A competent researcher can complete a specific mission, but a true leader is a visionary.
This workshop will introduce a range of leadership techniques, enabling each to develop additional skill-set and grow as a leader, especially in the challenging time. It will help to develop a range of leadership styles tailored to specific situations. This will show how to inspire others to share a common purpose. It will show how to navigate from an individual to a leader.


Robin Kermode
Robin is one of Europe’s leading communication coaches working with CEOs, senior executives, politicians, media personalities and sales teams. He is a popular keynote speaker and author of the best-selling book ’Speak So Your Audience Will Listen - 7 Steps to Confident and Successful Public Speaking’. He is a respected media commentator, contributing to a wide range of newspapers from The Guardian and The Telegraph to Radio Times and Huffington Post. Born in Lancashire, Robin spent 25 years as an actor and has been coaching for the last 15 years. He founded Zone 2 in 2007. Robin’s experience, enthusiasm and sense of humour make him a highly valued speaker and coach.


Mostafa Moonir Shawrav
Mostafa Moonir Shawrav
Mostafa is a Vice-Chair of MCAA who successfully manages the internal governance & sponsorship of the Association. He led the organization of 2019 MCAA Annual Conference with more than 800 registrations and 24 parallel sessions. He is a founding member of MCAA Austrian Chapter and Research Funding working group. He was Austrian chapter chair from 2017 till 2018. His trainings and expertise include Project Management, Science Diplomacy, Intercultural Competences, and Alumni Relations. He has organized sessions and trainings on Career paths for researchers, Science Diplomacy, Entrepreneurships at national & international events including World Science Forum 2019 and European Open Science Forum 2018. He is a nanotechnology researcher based in Austria. He worked at projects funded by European Research Council, Austrian Science Fund and COST. From his masters’ work in Netherlands and research endeavours in Belgium, he gathered variety of experience and established an effective network of peers.