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Leadership Development Programs at Universities and the crucial role of Soft Skills in today’s AI landscape

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In an era characterized by rapid technological advancements, artificial intelligence (AI) is playing an increasingly pivotal role in shaping our world. The integration of AI into various industries has redefined the skills and attributes required of future leaders. This webinar delves into the critical intersection of leadership development programs at universities and the profound significance of soft skills within the context of AI-driven developments.

Key Highlights:

  1. The Evolving Landscape of Leadership: The webinar kicks off by exploring the increasing importance of soft skills and especially ´inner qualities´ (focus, listening, confidence etc.) and how they are essential to leaders. It emphasizes the need for leaders who can navigate the complexities of a data-driven, automated world while retaining their human touch.
  2. The Role of Universities: Universities are incubators of future leaders. The University of Bristol explains how their development program helped the University of Bristol and compliments the academic program by equipping students with the skills needed to thrive in this (AI) era.
  3. Soft Skills as Catalysts for Success: Soft skills are often undervalued in technical domains, but they are more important than ever. The webinar delves into the essential soft skills—such as emotional intelligence, adaptability, communication, and empathy—that empower leaders to harness the potential for positive change.
  4. Case Studies: Both the University of Bristol and the University of Pavia will provide real-world case studies of the importance of soft skills, wether being AI-related projects or not. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of how these skills can drive innovation and outcomes: how does AI effect Leadership?
  5. Interactive Discussions: IF and how AI will/ might replace Leadership? Participants will have the opportunity to engage in live Q&A sessions and panel discussions. This interactive format allows for in-depth exploration of topics, addressing questions, and exchanging ideas with experts and peer Universities.

Join us for this insightful webinar to discover how universities are molding the leaders of tomorrow and why soft skills are the linchpin to success in today’s AI-driven world. If you wonder about this and want to hear about AI tools that can support future leaders, and e.g. not replace charisma and leadership but support decision-making integrating soft skills, then definately join this session!


  • Guillemette Villemin

    Leadership Consultant
  • Dawn A. Albertson-Gass

    International Scholarships Manager
  • University of Pavia

    AI Professor Cusano

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