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Navigating External Influences: Insights for Business

Published by DIFME on 24-Νοε-2020

Navigating External Influences: Insights for business

Even though a business has no control over external influences, these can have a large impact in your organization. Some external influences are well-known and can be easily navigated. Others, however, remain hidden; but when they do rear their ugly heads, they can throw an organisation into chaos.

Join us this Monday to discuss. Dr Leonie Baldacchino, Dr Elaine Dutton and Prof Sandra M Dingle share their insights live on the 30th November at 12.30 pm CET (11.30am GMT / 1.30pm EET)

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The webinar ‘Navigating External Influences: Insights for Business’ is part of the thematic events for the EU Funded project DIFME( Digital Internationalisation and Financial Literacy Skills for micro-entrepreneurs)

Erasmus – Project Reference 600834-EPP-1-2018-1-MT-EPPKA2-KA created to identify existing gaps in micro entrepreneurs’ skills and to develop fundamental competences related to financial literacy and digital skills to help internationalise and develop businesses.


Dr. Leonie Baldacchino

Dr. Leonie Baldacchino - Director @The Edward de Bono Institute, University of Malta
Dr Leonie Baldacchino holds a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship from Warwick Business School (UK), an M.A. in Creativity and Innovation (Distinction) and a B.Psy.(Hons.) from the University of Malta. She is Director and Senior Lecturer at The Edward de Bono Institute for the Design and Development of Thinking at the University of Malta, where she has been lecturing on entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation since 2008. She has published research on various aspects of entrepreneurship in outlets such as the International Journal of Management Reviews, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, and in edited books by Routledge, Springer and Edward Elgar.

Dr. Elaine Dutton

Dr. Elaine Dutton - Head of Human Resources & Employment Advisory Services @CSB Group
Dr Elaine Dutton achieved her PhD in Psychology from Brunel University, London, in 2017. Her PhD research looked into the experience of Maltese mothers in juggling work, family and their personal health. She has been an active HR professional since 2011 having entered into this field as a Trainer in Leadership and Life Skills. Her career experience spans across the public and private sectors and in diverse industries, including, i-Gaming, Telecommunication, Manufacturing, Hospitality and the Health and Social Services. In her role at CSB, she is focused on developing and implementing the Group’s HR strategy, which includes the recruitment and retention of talent, maintaining a high-performance culture, strengthening the employer branding and fostering a supportive and dynamic organisational environment. She also lends her expertise externally to support clients with leadership and human resource matters. For over 10 years Dr Dutton was also a lecturer with the University of Malta.

Prof Sandra M. Dingli

Prof Sandra M. Dingli - Professor @The Edward de Bono Institute, University of Malta
Sandra Dingli is a Professor at The Edward de Bono Institute, University of Malta. She conducts workshops and delivers lectures on creativity and innovation management, foresight, Edward de Bono thinking methods, philosophy of mind and philosophy of artificial intelligence to undergraduate and postgraduate students. She has edited five books with selected proceedings of International Conferences on Creative Thinking which were published by the University of Malta Press. Her numerous publications include Creativity and Strategic Innovation Management (2017) with M. Goodman as co-author and a chapter on 'Thinking Outside the Box: Lateral Thinking as an Educational Innovation' in The Routledge Companion to Creativity (2008) edited by Tudor Rickards, Mark Runco and Susan Moger. Sandra enjoys the opportunities which new technology offers in today's 'flat' world, especially when this involves networking and international collaboration.