Preparing Leaders

We believe that your MBA experience should be a journey of self-discovery, both inside and outside of the classroom. The Friday Forum Series allow you to explore your talents and skills in the most creative and unconventional ways.

The Friday Forum aim is to provide you the opportunity to leverage your potential and skills to live your future leadership roles in a flexible and adaptable way. During one year, the Friday Forum workshops will allow you to become self-aware of your identity, beliefs and habits, understand the way they suit you when you need to handle challenging contexts and situations, and provide you with tools, concepts or just “out of the box” experiences that will feed your own choices regarding what you are and what you want to become as a leader.

Friday Forum Curriculum

Over the Friday Forum Series, you’ll learn to strengthen your interpersonal and leadership skills, helping you to successfully manage teams and organizations.
We focus on the following core skills of today’s top managers:

  • Building Trust
  • Foster Teams
  • Being Comfortable with Ambiguity and Uncertainty
  • Managing Diversity
  • Creativity
  • Self-Renewal
  • Listening
  • Empathy
  • Creating Networks and Alliances
  • Accurante Speaking
  • Results Orientation

Your Coaches

The Lisbon MBA Friday Forum Series are led by experts and coaches from all over the world, including MIT Sloan faculty, who share a passion for training exceptional leaders.

Among these experts you’ll find actors, singers, journalists, top marketing and HR executives, painters, experts in communication, creativity, and career management.
Partnerships with organizations also play a critical role in the Series – past sessions had the collaboration of BBDO and L’Oréal to provide you with the most realistic and rich experiences.