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 October 14, 2023, Saturday at the Westford University College, Al Zahia Campus.

An immersive bootcamp designed to cultivate critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication abilities essential for impactful leadership and research. Delve into the core tenets of effective leadership, including communication, collaboration, and decision-making, while mastering research principles like data collection, analysis, and presentation. Through engaging lectures, stimulating discussions, and hands-on activities, you’ll acquire the expertise and self-assurance to excel in both realms. Learn from seasoned professionals, connect with like-minded peers, and gain valuable insights into cutting-edge research trends, including the fascinating realm of innovation.

Tentative Schedule for MBA Decoded 2023 – Winter

MBA Decoded - Itinerary October 14th, 2023


This session will focus on exploring areas for research in organizations and how buidling a culture of innovation can nurture innovators to help organizations grow with excellence in research.  

Resource Person – Dr. Renaldo De Jager -Assistant Dean, Westford University College                                                                                                                               

This will be a fun filled session designed to help individuals develop their skills in communication, problem solving, collaboration, and leadership.       

Resource Person : Prof.  Zawahir Siddique – Dean Westford University College & Prof. Alan Lukose, Assistant Dean, Westford University College

This activity is an interactive learning experience that will allow participants  to explore the research process and gain a better understanding  how to develop a research question, identify relevant sources, evaluate information, and draw conclusions. 

Resource Persons : Dr. Arpita Mehrotra – Assitant Dean & Dr. Bindu Nair – Assistant Dean, Westford University College

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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.

    Prof. Claire MacEachen

    Abertay University

    Dr. Hosam Azat Elsamn

    DBA Scholar, Westford University College

    Prof. Cornelia Doerich

    Abertay University

    Diana Perera

    Associate Faculty & Corporate Trainer at Westford University College

    Dr. Arpita Mehrotra

    Assitant Dean, Westford University College

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

    • Strategic Project Selection: Participants will learn the art of choosing a well-aligned and impactful project for their MBA journey, setting the foundation for a successful academic and professional experience.
    • Bridging Industry and Academia: This BootCamp will equip attendees with the skills to identify research gaps in real-world industry scenarios, enabling them to apply academic rigor to practical problems and drive innovation.
    • Research Excellence: Participants will gain a solid understanding of research methodology, providing them with the tools and techniques needed to conduct high-quality, data-driven research that contributes to both academia and industry.
    • Leadership and Collaboration: Through interactive team-building activities, attendees will enhance their leadership skills and learn effective strategies for fostering collaboration and synergy within diverse teams, a crucial skill for success in any field.
    • Ethical Research Practices: The BootCamp will emphasize the importance of research ethics and risk assessment, instilling a strong sense of responsibility and integrity in participants, ensuring that their research endeavours are conducted with the highest standards of ethics and professionalism.

    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.