Faculty of Business welcomes delegates to Executive Leadership Programme

Professor Dilshad Sheikh and delegates

Demonstrating its commitment to making an impact in new territories, Arden’s Faculty of Business recently hosted a two-day Executive Leadership Programme in Birmingham, designed to showcase the digital learning provisions and benefits available to partnering businesses across the African region. 

Welcoming a range of delegates, including important representatives from across the African business world, the faculty’s academics hosted a series of presentations, workshops, and lively discussions, designed to demonstrate the benefits Arden can bring to students and employers, beyond the content of the university’s programmes.

Across the two days, delegates joining us in person and online were introduced to everything Arden’s Faculty of Business has to offer through talks from the university’s Vice Chancellor, Carl Lygo, and the Dean of the Faculty of Business and Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic), Professor Dilshad Sheikh. 

‘We’re delighted to have been able to welcome our distinguished guests and potential partners to Birmingham,’ said Professor Dilshad Sheikh. ‘Arden University has a lot to offer the African continent, and through our academic staff, our industry expertise, and our dynamic approach to distance learning and the flexibility this can bring, we’re confident in our ability to help partnering businesses upskill their employees and bring about lasting benefits.’ 

Professor Dilshad Sheikh
Carl Lygo

Presenting a variety of programmes to the delegates, events focussed on a number of key topics for businesses, including Emotional Intelligence for Leaders, the relationship between digital marketing strategy and customer journey, and how emerging technologies and changing workforce demographics are reshaping the workplace. 

‘This programme of events is all about bringing together executives from across Africa to confront the challenges facing their businesses. It’s also about showing them how partnering with Arden University can add value to themselves and their organisations through the flexibility that online learning provides,’ said Affi Agbodo, Managing Partner for Anderson & Scholars, who has been working in collaboration with the faculty. 

Delegates were also treated to a tour of one of the University’s Study Centre campuses, Lock 14. Situated in the heart of the city, the centre offers blended learning students a modern study experience with top of the range teaching facilities and study spaces designed to provide the advantages of both in-person and online flexible learning.