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Workplace Innovation Masterclass - Creating Leaders for the Future

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This interactive masterclass gives you the opportunity to explore international experiences and good practice, bringing together the latest thinking and research from the UK and the rest of Europe.

Hear from leaders who have inspired and informed real change, gain practical guidance and benefit from insights into the emotionally intelligent behaviours that shape effective leadership.

  • Learn from leading European experts
  • Gain inspiration and practical insights from a transformational business leader
  • Share experiences with other Scottish companies

Good leadership means creating jobs and organisations in which people at all levels use and develop their full range of knowledge, skills and creativity in their day-to-day work.

Co-created leadership enables all employees to take the initiative and lead in areas that enhance business performance and drive innovation and improvement.

Employee voice ensures that decisions make full use of workforce ideas and experience as well as the strategic knowledge of senior teams.

In this masterclass you'll get the chance to:

  • Assess current leadership practices in your own company
  • Get advice from our experts
  • Learn about opportunities for support from Scottish Enterprise’s workplace innovation specialists

Our speakers

Line Sandberg, Vice President Global Quality and Continuous Improvement at LEO Pharma A/S, Denmark
Line is a transformational leader with a strong belief in employee voice and employee-driven improvement – “if they have good ideas and if it can be done, we do it”. In her previous role as Vice-President at Novozymes she championed ‘Shop Floor Management’, empowering shopfloor teams and making every level of decision-making as inclusive as possible (see our case study and short film at https://workplaceinnovation.eu/novozymes-case-study. In her current role, Line’s responsibilities include driving continuous improvement in LEO’s Global Product Supply and ensuring engagement throughout the organisation.

Dr Bengt Savén, COO, Saab Aeronautics; Adjunct Professor at the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Bengt’s professional experience lies mainly in industrial operations. As former Director of Operations (COO) at Saab Aeronautics, his roles have ranged from team leadership up to executive management and board-level assignments. Bengt’s main focus is on leadership excellence, and in 2016 he was appointed Adjunct Professor in Sustainable Leadership and Systematic Improvement. His 2016 book The Leadership Ladder provides the framework for developing a leadership standard in companies.

Doug Johnston, Managing Director, Mayr-Melnhof Packaging
Doug Johnston has worked in the packaging industry for 30 years. As former General Manager of DS Smith Packaging in Lockerbie, he led the transformation of the organisation’s working practices and culture, empowering employees at every level (see an example at http://freshthinkinglabs.com/latest-news/41). His core drive and passion as a leader is to see businesses and teams succeed in everything they do through an engaging, challenging and positive approach to change and continuous improvement.

Our facilitators

Rosemary Exton and Dr Peter Totterdill will facilitate the masterclass, providing ample opportunities for discussion, sharing experiences and idea generation with speakers and other participants alike. including:

  • How effective leadership can enhance productivity and innovation in your business
  • How to harness Employee Voice to drive competitive advantage
  • How to build leadership leadership skills fit for the future


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