Birmingham Professionals encouraged to develop entrepreneurial mind-sets

Birmingham Professionals encouraged to develop entrepreneurial mind-sets

The new BPS Birmingham Future Leadership Development Programme in partnership with Aston Business School launched with a workshop to inspire its applicants to develop entrepreneurial mind-sets.

Dr Bruno Oliveira, associate MBA director and lecturer in strategy and entrepreneurship at Aston Business School, explained an entrepreneurial mind-set is open to seizing opportunities. He said that effective entrepreneurs combine experience and knowledge with an experimental attitude to take affordable risks on new ideas.

The group was challenged to think outside the box during the workshop, taking part in group activities to come up with creative ideas.

BPS Future Chair, Tara Tomes commented: "After a long time in the planning, it was so exciting to finally see the BPS Birmingham Future Leadership Development Programme come to fruition. We have a dedicated cohort of 20 impressive young professionals, who have achieved so much already and I know will really put their learning to the test in everyday work life.

"Bruno gave us a very vibrant start to the Programme. His passion for innovation and entrepreneurialism is unrivalled, but he really knew how to engage the group and get us all thinking about how we could be more open to risk and embrace feedback. What a way to kick off the Programme – bring on the next eight months."

The first workshop of the Programme received high praise and the group look forward to the next session "Leading by the Context". Delivered by Aston Business School faculty, the programme will cover a wide range of techniques to develop leadership skills and style.

Aston Business School prides itself on providing an inspirational education experience, sharing insightful and practical advice on business challenges. The collaboration with BPS Birmingham Future exemplifies the Schools mission to deliver impact applied research that contributes to business excellence.