MBA Decoded

Westford Research and Leadership Bootcamp

Are you ready to take your
leadership and research skills to the next level?

Join us for the Research and Leadership bootcamp to be held on Feb 25th, 2023 at the Westford University Al Zahia Campus.

This bootcamp is designed to help you develop critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills necessary to become an effective leader and researcher. We will not only explore the fundamentals of leadership, such as communication, collaboration, and decision-making, but also the principles of research, such as data collection, analysis, and presentation. Through a combination of lectures, discussions, and hands-on activities, you will gain the skills and confidence to lead and research effectively. You will learn from professionals who have years of experience and will also get the opportunity to network with other professionals in the field and gain valuable insights into the latest trends in research including protecting your data from cyber threats

Tentative Schedule for MBA Decoded 2023 – Spring

09:30 - 09:40
Session 1 - Cyber Security by Professor Alastair Irons
Tea Break
Session 2 - Identifying Research Gap as applied in Industry
Lunch Break
Session 3 – Leadership & Team Building Activity by Zawahir Siddique
Tea Break
Session 4 - Research Simulation Activity by Bindu Nair

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    Speakers’ Line-up:

    Prof. Alastair Irons' research interests focus on digital education and digital pedagogies, but also on digital forensics and cybersecurity. Alastair has over 20 refereed journal publications and has over 40 conference papers in the last 5 years. Alastair is currently Vice President (academic) of the British Computer Society (BCS) and is chair of the BCS Academy board, he sits on BCS Council and BCS Trustees, is a member of the BCS Academic Accreditation Committee and is a founding trustee of the BCS Foundation. Before coming to Abertay in July 2022 he was Academic Director for Digital Education at the University of Sunderland, having previously been the Dean for the Faculty of Technology.

    Keynote Speaker: Prof. Alastair Irons', Professor of Computer Science and Deputy Vice Chancellor at Abertay University in Scotland.

    Mona Golshan Sorour

    Researcher and Senior Manager at Aster DM Healthcare

    Zawahir Siddique

    Dean and Head of Blended Learning at Westford University College

    Bindu Nair

    Senior Faculty and Course Leader at Westford University College

    At the end of this session the candidates will be able to

    • Develop a comprehensive understanding on the fundamentals of research and cyber security.
    • Learn how to effectively apply leadership and research skills in a variety of contexts.
    • Develop the ability to identify and analyse research problems and develop solutions.
    • Develop the ability to effectively communicate research findings and lead teams in finding solutions to complex business problems.

    Our Speakers & Events

    Mona Golshan Sorour on Her DBA Experience With Westford​

    Miss Mona was an attendee at the Research and Leadership workshop conducted by Westford, in 2022. This year, she returns as our guest speaker to enlighten the current batch of MBA students. She is eager to deliver a session packed with the knowledge and information that she has gathered over the year as a Doctorate student and a professional in the field of healthcare.