The EuLDP Class 2011/2013 completed its first module on leadership from 5.-7.3.2012 inInnsbruck in conjunction with the Management Center Innsbruck (www.mci.edu/en). 23 participants from 13 European countries as well as Israel and Jordan attended the module. The first day focused on interactive lectures on the essential elements of leadership and strategic management held by Hans Hinterhuber. Siegfried Walch talked on Time- and Self Management and the first day concluded with a lecture and extensive discussion on taking responsibility, strategic planning and leadership from Wolfgang Nairz, the leader of the first Austrian Mount Everest Expedition in 1978.
On the second day of the module Stelios Stavridis a successful manager of several large companies and currently CEO of a private company talked interactively on how to build a great place to work, having himself founded and chairing a company that has been awarded several times as being the Best Workplace in Europe for many consecutive years. Julian Hadschieff, a visually impaired founder and CEO of the largest Austrian private Hospital and Rehabilitation consortium, as well as former Member of the Austrian Paralympics Team, talked on Entrepreneurship and leading
large Organisations even having a handicap himself being visually impaired by a macular dystrophy. All lectures were reflected by the participants during the last day of the Innsbruck module, by whole group interaction tools and by developing guidelines and a prototype for a great place to work in ophthalmology.
Prof. Dr. Nikolaos E. Bechrakis
Department of Ophthalmology
Medical University of Innsbruck