RGU partners to host ‘Powered by Purpose’ leadership event

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Robert Gordon University (RGU) has partnered with a leadership development company to bring the biggest one-day leadership event in the world to Aberdeen.

Leadercast Live 2017 brings together some of the most recognised and respected global leaders in the world and this year, organiser Total Perspectives has partnered with RGU.

The 2017 event will feature both local and International speakers. The live broadcast from Atlanta is streamed to over 100,000 leaders around the globe in hundreds of locations around the world each year.

The speakers for this year’s event, which will be held on May 5 at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC), include; Bob Keiller, Chairman Scottish Enterprise; Ray Riddoch, Nexen UK MD & SVP Europe; Jennifer Young, Chairman and Partner, Ledingham Chalmers; Gavin Oattes, Aberdeen Host and MD Tree of Knowledge; and Kris Bachoo, Aberdeen Co-Host and Learning Programmes Director [Scotland], QA.

Elizabeth Gammie, Head of Aberdeen Business School at RGU, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be involved in this year’s Leadercast Live event.

“The event brings together some of the most recognised and respected global leaders around the world and Aberdeen itself has a rich history of producing innovative and successful entrepreneurs who have made an impact on a global stage.

“At RGU we aim to inspire our students to explore the world of entrepreneurial opportunity and to develop their enterprising mindsets.

“The students of today will drive the economy forward so it is important that they get the opportunity to hear from industry as part of their academic learning, helping them to build the strength of character needed to make a success of their business ideas.”

Edosa Akioya, Director at Total Perspectives, said: “We’re excited to bring this unique event to Aberdeen for the 3rd year running. This year, we’ve expanded it to a full day event, with a strong line up of both local and global leaders, including more time for delegates to network.

“At this year’s conference, we’ll be exploring what can happen when purpose connects teams and individuals, creating strong organizational culture with intentional leadership that inspires extraordinary results”

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