VdA Academia’s 6th Corporate Academies Meeting, this year on "Building a Learning Mindset – A (Trans) Formação do Talento”, will take place on 26 November 2019.

The event will be held between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the Carcavelos Campus of NOVA School of Business and Economics (NOVA SBE). NOVA SBE and the Ordem dos Psicólogos Portugueses (the Portuguese Professional Association of Psychologists) are this year’s event partners.

The Annual Corporate Academies Meeting, launched by VdA Academia in 2014, is a discussion forum where experiences on the challenges inherent to Professional Development, Training and Talent, as strategic factors for the success of organizations, may be shared and exchanged.

Throughout the event’s various editions, VdA Academia and its Partners have sought to identify innovative and pioneering topics, which spark a brainstorming of ideas generating new ways of thinking and acting with respect to training and the development of skills in a professional and personal context.

"Building a Learning Mindset – A (Trans) Formação do TALENTO" focuses on the importance of creating and implementing a progressive learning culture in organizations, as a means of strategically managing people's potential and talent. Three variables essential to this transformation will be analyzed, namely Content, Teaching Styles and Motivation. Understanding the criticality of these variables involves answering questions such as: What training content is essential for a specific target audience? What methods and approaches are used for successful training? What motivates a potential trainee to invest in their training?

The 6th Corporate Academies Meeting is targeted at heads and staff of Corporate Academies, Human Resources Managers, Managers, Economists, Trainers, Professors, Consultants and Lawyers, as well as other professionals who deal with these issues on a daily basis and seek answers to questions that are disquieting to all who work in this field.

Nadim Habib, Professor at NOVA SBE, and Francisco Miranda Rodrigues, President of the Ordem dos Psicólogos Portugueses (the Portuguese Professional Association of Psychologists), are this edition’s guest speakers.

The event will include a new dynamic this year. In addition to the inspiring talks of our guest speakers, we will have a groupwork challenge – "Building a Learning Mindset - Strategic Challenges", where participants will be challenged to reflect, discuss and present their ideas on the organizational and individual aspects. In line with our previous Corporate Academies Meetings, we aim to continue driving and fostering innovation, a mission which earned VdA Academia third place in the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers 2017 ranking, in the category “Innovation in managing and developing talent”.

Admission is free, upon registration at vdacademiaevento@vda.pt.