ROUND TABLE TALK


In 2014 this special leadership programme was incorporated in the Muslim World Biz annual event. The Round Table Talk (RTT) is designed to inspire the youth by presenting real life examples of successful leaders from around the Muslim world. Most of the speakers are current and previous winners of the Jewels of the Muslim World Award, which has been presented during the Muslim World Biz since 2011. The programme of the RTT includes several sessions which discuss topics related to contemporary issues faced by leaders globally, and how the awarded speakers were able to maximise the benefits out of various situations.

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OBJECTIVE


  1. To bridge the age gap between current and future leaders.
  2. To identify the key elements required for aspiring leaders to rise.
  3. To create a roadmap that outlines strategies for better performance.
  4. To encourage entrepreneurship and guide the youth on how to succeed.
  5. To contribute to the positive impact of the Muslim World Biz.


PROGRAMME-2019


Date Time
4 September, 2019 11.00AM-11.50AM

LEADING ACROSS GENERATIONS

We live in a time when things change faster. New working practices, trends, and expectations from new generations also set new demands on leaders. Should organizations choose not to accept the change, they will face many problems that may lead to business failure. But smart leaders would embrace the new generations in a way that turns challenges into opportunities by fulfilling their demands. The process starts from within the organization, dealing with its young talents to stimulate their creativity and innovation.

TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION

  • Why leaders’ perception of young employees matters?
  • How can leaders develop individualized consideration that serves the holistic goals?
  • How to harmonise senior employees’ experience with the enthusiasm of the juniors?
  • What if the leader was young?
Date Time
4 September, 2019 14.30-15.45

TRANSITIONS VS. TRANSFORMATIONS: WHO, WHAT AND WHEN?

Continuous improvement is the only element that every organization needs in the 21st century. Therefore, leaders strategically plan for growth of their companies by creating and implementing plans of transition. However, great leaders are also prepared for the contingent situations which often occur due to rapid technological advancements or in some cases because of crises striking the external environment surrounding the company. At all times, leaders must be able to create a fair balance between both sides, internal and external stakeholders.

TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION

  • How do successful leaders challenge the status quo?
  • How do leaders communicate their vision and inspire others?
  • What if transformation necessitates during a transition?
  • What benefits could be drawn from employees’ resistance to change?
Date Time
4 September, 2019 15.55-17.30

STAY POSITIVE, ADVERSITY IS THE BEST LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Adversity is a stage that is stressful to all members of an organization in the sense that sometimes they lose focus. Yet, only distinctive leaders can make use of it to learn new lessons. Furthermore, those leaders never fail to realize that, no matter how magical or inspired they are, they will never overcome adversity alone. This is where they start teaching others how to get through adversity by clearly understanding its causes(s) before establishing workable solutions that anticipate and avoid similar circumstances in the future.

TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION

  • How to keep the morals of employees up?
  • What process would you follow to find the root cause of problems?
  • Who should identify and implement the solutions to problems?
  • Why is it important to keep track and document the actions taken during adversity?
Date Time
5 September, 2019 09.30-10.45

MUSLIM YOUTH LEADERSHIP

The development and empowerment of youth are tantamount to ensuring that there is greater prosperity for future generations through economic and social sustainability and stronger relations between nations and communities. Youth are more than just the future generation, leaders should recognize the crucial role youth can play as positive agents in their communities. Investing in youth leadership not only ensures that the future generation is equipped with competencies necessary for strong leadership, but enhances young people’s understanding of how to be accountable and inspiring leaders.

TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION

  • The importance of youth leadership in today’s society as well as the future of the global community.
  • Issues which are hindering youth development.
  • Actions that need to be taken to give marginalised youth the opportunity to come forward
Date Time
5 September, 2019 14.30-15.45

THE INFLUENCE OF ISLAM IN LEADERSHIP

Islam, the complete code of life, declares leadership as a trust (Amanah), and gives a detailed description about it. According to the Islamic view, leadership is a sacred position that can solve the problems of humanity and guide them to the eternal betterment of here and hereafter.

TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION

  • The concept of Islamic leadership and the pre-requisites of a good leader.
  • How to implement the teachings of Islam and achieve the ultimate success.
  • How youth empowerment contributes in creating a more stable and just civilisation.