Dr. Seren Dalkiran is a versatile lifelong learner, innovator, (social) scientist and award-winning expert in Millennial leadership and the future workforce in the age of digitalisation. She builds bridges between theory and practise at the nexus of science, society and entrepreneurship. Seren conducted her innovative Ph.D. research in 117 countries on the learning and leadership needs and competencies required for Millennials at the University of Notre Dame Australia, Utrecht University and Varna University of Management with the support of the eminent Professor emeritus Geert Hofstede. She initiated a wide range of projects, organizations and networks in leadership and talent development, lifelong learning and intergenerational cooperation exploring new paradigms responsive to tackle pressing global challenges in a 21st century context. She is the founder of the Millennial Leadership Lab (MLL), a data-driven knowledge platform for and around the Millennial workforce and consults Fortune 500 companies, organizations and universities around young talent management, generation management and the future of work in the 4th industrial revolution. She also initiated and co-founded Synergized Earth Network (SEN), which is a global value-driven network uniting leaders across generations to tackle the most pressing challenges of the 21st century on a social, economic and ecological level. Seren aims to contribute to equipping the next generation of leadership and preparing the (future) workforce by experimenting with new forms of learning (21st century and transferable skills), leadership, organizations and cooperation across generations, disciplines, sectors and industries. Based on her global fieldwork in 28 countries across 6 continents, insights and scientific research she developed a ‘Value-Based Leadership’definition that she elaborates on in her talk. She is a firm believer that taking ownership to become authors of our own growth stories as purpose-driven lifelong learners and aligning our personal and professional development will also create more resilient and agile working cultures, companies and organisations to anticipate on our digital future and bridge the gap with the human factor. This is also a key indicator for a new narrative and paradigm to emerge in her understanding. It is a connecting factor for generations of leaders, professionals and decision-makers at the workplace and in communities to spearhead with experimenting and problem-solving approaches in the new emerging paradigm to ensure a more just, thriving and sustainable world.
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