All our friends are invited to our The Art of Values-Based Leadership Webinar, which will be moderated by a student in Psychology at Boğaziçi University, Sümeyra Nevra Karacan on Saturday, January 8th at 6 pm.
Muslim societies today are facing the primary challenge of managing the influences of modernisation and globalization while maintaining their religious and social values to achieve balanced and sustainable development. Success in achieving this aim crucially depends on the quality of young leaders who are the potent force in shaping the future. The primary leadership challenge in this context is the development of young people who possess the capacity for excellence and whose hearts are firmly connected to Allah swt. Those who can discern a productive path in life while holding fast against selfish temptations and the competition for personal luxury and opulence. The enduring challenge for human societies is the development of leaders who are a living embodiment of virtue and distinction. Their conduct and character are consistent with the description given in surah القصص:
وَابْتَغِ فِيمَا آتَاكَ اللَّـهُ الدَّارَ الْآخِرَةَ ۖ وَلَا تَنسَ نَصِيبَكَ مِنَ الدُّنْيَا ۖ وَأَحْسِن كَمَا أَحْسَنَ اللَّـهُ إِلَيْكَ ۖ وَلَا تَبْغِ الْفَسَادَ فِي الْأَرْضِ ۖ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ لَا يُحِبُّ الْمُفْسِدِينَ ﴿٧٧﴾
To maintain this leadership standard there is a pressing need to formulate a more creative approach to education and learning at all levels. Training of the soul is as important to achieving our development goals today as is training the mind. Today we cannot overstate the case for an inspiring educational strategy that will place Islamic values and social responsibility at the heart of our professional business development and economic activity.
Key Learning Objectives
1- The participants will understand the meanings of Authentic Leadership and Values-Based Leadership.
2- Identify your ‘core’ personal values and the importance of self-awareness capability to leader’s development.
3- Participants should be able to appraise Values-Based Leadership from an Islamic perspective.
NOTE: The webinar will be held in English.
The webinar will be on online platform; please register so that the Zoom link of the meeting can be sent to you.
You can use the REGISTER button for registration.
Dr Mustafa held the Nelson Mandela Fellowship in Educational Studies at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (1998-2020). He was an Associate Tutor at the Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford (1998-2008). He held an Associate Fellowship at the Said Business School, University of Oxford (2010-2012). He was awarded a Visiting Professorship at the International Business School, Universiti Teknologi Malayisa (2014-2017). His main research was on Values-Based Leadership and the Sirah of Prophet Muhammad.
Dr Mustafa has special interest in e-learning and distance learning programmes with special focus on Islamic Studies. His taught courses at the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education include ‘Islam: Faith and Culture’ and ‘Islam in the Modern World’. He has contributed to the Leadership Development Programme of the Executive Education Centre, Said Business School. He was an external coach and speaker on leadership competencies programmes conducted in Malaysia, Brunei, Abu Dhabi, and Turkey. Dr Mustafa has been a speaker on the Program for Advanced Leadership and Management, Madinah, Saudi Arabia.
Dr Mustafa acted as Islamic Theology tutor for exchange students on the OPUS, Stanford University, or Sarah Lawrence Exchange Programmes at Oxford University.
Dr Mustafa was invited in 2007 by the United States Department of State to take part in its International Visitor Leadership Program.
Greetings and Best Regards,
BYV – Fikir Sanat Medeniyet Komisyonu (FSM)