Energy Academy holds showcase and conference at Heriot-Watt University – 20 Oct 2014

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Join the Heriot-Watt Energy Academy Showcase & Participative Management – An Opportunity

Heriot-Watt University

Edinburgh, 20 October 2014 from 12.30pm – 5.00pm

Dear Colleague,

I am pleased to invite you to join us for two events on Monday 20th October that will showcase our ground-breaking Energy Academy and provide you with an opportunity to examine and discuss management in the energy sector.

The first event, The Energy Academy Showcase, (12.30pm – 5pm) will begin with a networking lunch, which will provide you with an opportunity to meet with members of the Energy Academy and other guests.

After this there will be a series of presentations from Heriot-Watt energy researchers who will provide an insight into the innovative work of the Energy Academy, and a panel discussion on the current status of energy supply and Research and Development  in Scotland and the UK.

This will be followed at 5.30pm by Participative Management: An Opportunity which will feature lectures from Jim Mather (previously Scottish Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism and now Chairman of Gael Ltd), and Bob Keiller (CEO of Wood Group Plc, the global leader in oil, gas and power).

In his talk entitled Time to open minds and look at the evidence, Jim will make a case for more open, transparent and participative workplaces where people at all levels are engaged and contribute to innovation. He will base his arguments on examples from private and public sector.

Bob, who is known for his advocacy of participative leadership, a style that seeks to involve other people in decision making, possibly including subordinates, peers, superiors and other stakeholders. Bob will draw on his experiences to explore theory and practice of leadership and outline what works and what does not in the energy sector.

We hope that these lectures will mark the start of a chain of high-profile interactive events that will explore and debate topical and potentially transformational ideas. The aim of these events is to ignite a chain reaction of change in the way we think, work and live.

These events provide an opportunity to participate in the discussion and network with colleagues from business and academia.

Following the discussion, there will be a drinks reception where guests can continue their discussions with Energy Academy Members. Guests can choose to attend both events or just the day or evening separately.

Please come and be part of the conversation.

Register to join us here.

Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer, Heriot Watt University.
Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer, Heriot Watt University.











Prof. Mercedes Maroto-Valer BSc, PhD, FRSC, FIChemE

Director of Energy Academy

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