A desirable candidate for a job is expected to possess a wide range of skills and qualities to cope with a challenging work environment. Some of these skills are best learnt from experts in the field outside the traditional classroom.
As part of our ‘Toolbox for Success’ series designed for the students of the Department of Pharmacy, Brac University, a webinar on ‘Humanistic Leadership to Redefine Human Progress’ was organized only for the students of the Brac University on August 25, 2020. Having the relevant expertise and experience in this field, Shaista E. Khilji (PhD- Cantab), Professor, Human and Organizational Learning & International Affairs, of George Washington University, shared her views on how to reinforce a different approach that redefines human progress beyond profits, and to present a humanistic approach to leading and organizing that focuses on maximizing human wellbeing. Professor Khilji is also the Director of Master's program in Organizational Leadership and Learning, George Washington University and the Founder of Humanizing Initiative.
The webinar was moderated by Professor Dr. Eva Rahman Kabir, Chair, Department of Pharmacy, Brac University. Faculty members and students of the Department of Pharmacy attended the webinar. They enjoyed the interactive nature of the webinar, and the discussion on the emerging concept of humanistic leadership. The students asked insightful questions which Professor Khilji appreciated.