Building on it’s Danish heritage and connections with the Danish-UK Association and Maersk, the Møller Institute is delivering a one-day leadership development workshop in Denmark at conference centre Saltoftehus, Saltofte Estate.
The workshop will focus on leadership in ever changing times and showcase the Møller Institute’s flagship leadership development programme the Explorer Mindset.
Møller Institute Chief Executive, Gillian Secrett explained “Our workshop will be attended by senior leaders in leading Danish organisations including; Danfoss, Maersk, Novo Nordisk, Novozymes, Oracle, Siemens, and Ørsted. My colleague Ruth Berry, Programme Director will explain ways to develop ambiguity tolerance, preparedness, and personal resilience. I am delighted that we will be joined by Dr Jagjit Singh Srai, head of the Centre for International Manufacturing, Institute for Manufacturing who will share his thoughts on how leaders can shape future global supply networks through digital innovation. We are looking forward to seeing our Danish connections again and hearing from Danish business leaders at Saltoftehus how they are investing in their own leadership development to lead their organisations in complex and challenging times.”
The collaboration has been the brainchild of Birgitte Boserup, CEO & Owner of conference centre Saltoftehus at Saltofte Estate, pictured below, who visited the Møller Institute two years ago, recommended by the Danish UK Association in London. Having previously worked for AP Møller Mærsk for several years Birgitte “instantly felt at home” at the Danish inspired Møller Institute, “What really laid the ground for my wish to connect Møller Institute to Saltoftehus was the staff and their obvious proudness of their workplace, its history, leadership development focus and what values it stands for – we connected so well and I’m so proud this collaboration has come through.”
Gillian’s affection and focus on building positive relations with Denmark developed as a result of the strong connection with Møller Institute founder, Mærsk McKinney Møller and has not lessened as a result her receiving the honour of a Knighthood of the Order of Dannebrog from the Queen of Denmark in recognition of her services, promotion and support for Denmark and Danish-British relations in the UK.
It is no accident that the Møller Institute is part of a college bearing the Churchill name, as its foundation is directly connected to Britain’s great wartime leader. When WW2 broke out, Maersk’s ships were turned over to the British authorities to assist in the war effort. While Prime Minister Churchill was swift to ensure the company was paid compensation at the end of the war, Mr Møller’s recognition went further: he felt that the entire safety of the Danish nation had depended on Churchill’s personal involvement. Led by this sense of gratitude Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller proposed the concept of a ‘Centre of Excellence’ at Churchill College to unite business and academia for executive education.