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Counsellors as Leaders

Counsellors as Leaders

“One day when I am big …”. What are we preparing children for?

Thursday 18 October 2018

Oasis Theatre, Block 16, Middlesex University Dubai, Dubai Knowledge Park

9am to 12 noon

Middlesex University Dubai’s Dr Lien Els (Associate Professor & Campus Programme Coordinator for MA People Management & Development) is hosting a session for school counsellors and school teachers across the UAE. The session aims to recognise the desire of children to have a bright future, as well as to understand the challenges and opportunities we face and how we can prepare children for such challenges. Dr Lien will also discuss effective leadership and how this can guide children towards a thriving and fruitful future.

Dr Lien will be conducting group activities during the session

Learning outcomes from this session:

  • Recognise the desire of children, as young as they are, to have a bright and smart future.
  • Understand the challenges and opportunities of the future and what we are preparing children for.
  • Investigate our leadership intentions to guide children to be successful in futuristic organisations.

Programme Schedule



09:00am – 09:30am


Morning Coffee

09:30am – 09:40am

Welcoming and Introduction to Middlesex University Dubai

09:40am – 10:00am

What does a bright and smart future look like today?

10:00am – 11:00am

What are some of the critical competencies required to find a job and to keep a job in futuristic organisations? Are we there yet?

11:00 am– 11:15am


11:15am – 12:00pm

How, and with what, can we equip children to succeed in organisations of the future?

12pm – 12.30pm

Awarding certificates to all participants

12.30 pm

Networking and Lunch

Lien Els

Dr Lien Els is an Associate Professor and Campus Programme Coordinator for MA People Management and Development. Dr Lien has numerous qualifications in education and a PhD from the University of Pretoria. Alongside her academic prowess, she is a member of the Chartered Institute for Personnel Development (CIPD, UK), the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM, US) and the South African Business Council in Dubai (SABco). Dr Lien’s research interests include leadership trust and development, diversity and talent management.

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