The students of the Executive MBA at the UB Business School took part in a dynamic workshop off campus on March 29th-30th, 2019. The group gathered in a hotel in the seaside town of Sitges instead of the regular classroom at the Faculty of Economics and Business in the main Barcelona campus known as Barcelona Knowledge Campus. Practical training was offered over two intensive days that focused the attention on one of the main challenges for leadership in the 21st century, namely the transformation management. The workshop included game-based experiences, group dynamics, role-plays, practical cases, videos and multimedia content.

Victor M. Rodriguez Ardura conducted this workshop titled “Leadership in times of change and uncertainty”. Rodriguez Ardura is a consultant, specialised in Strategy, Performance Management, Coaching, Change Management, Management by Values, Organisational Development, Human Resources Strategy, Organisation and Processes and co-creation models. He also gives training sessions and talks in numerous renowned business schools, including the UB Business School.

The ‘Learning by playing’ methodology, based on games and experimentations as key drivers for learning, is at the heart of this workshop. During these training sessions, the Executive MBA students will have a closer look at the challenges that leaders have to face, the alignment of personal and organisational values, the characteristics of a transformational leader, the need to break established patterns to enter the learning zone and the phases of personal change, among other things.