Leadership and Management

The art of leading teams to success

How important is it to persuade people to follow us out of personal conviction, and not because of being imposed upon? How important is it to have relationships that are based upon respect and trust? What do we need to make all of these become reality? 

The search for behavioural models, the search for people who inspire trust and safety reside in the human nature. Leadership, it could be argued, is mainly innate talent. However, individual qualities that make one a leader can be improved. 

Our program will help you find the answers and ways most suitable for you to develop your leadership qualities. 

Who is it for?

This program is designed mainly for managers and for all those having a supervisor and coordinator position. 

Course objectives

  • Evaluating personal leadership qualities and individual leadership potential 
  • Discovering own personal style for better interaction with different people types 
  • Obtaining necessary knowledge to build rapport and motivate the team better 
  • Understanding motivational mechanisms for individuals and groups
  • Assimilating delegating principles correctly 

Main topics

  • Management versus leadership 
  • Dual role of the manager
  • Situational leadership
  • Personal leadership style
  • Coaching
  • Communicating with the team
  • Personal motivation
  • Decisions making
  • Delegating
  • Team action plan
  • Individual action plan

Adela Cristea

Managing Partner & Founder Ascent Group

Adela Cristea is the managing partner of Ascent Group and founder of the consortium. Adela's academic background is in Economy and Law, at the "West University" Timișoara and "Vasile Goldiș" University, Arad. Throughout the years she's become specialised in numerous areas, studying at universities abroad (Gent University - Belgium; Göttingen University - Germany; National Democratic Institute - USA), as well as become trained in the Systems Thinking course at Oxford University.

Adela's wide experience of 20+ years, particularly that pertaining to the area of management and human resources, has been accumulated with multi-national companies such as Unilever or International Resources, as well as with consulting groups, such as Archimedes Consulting Group and Ascent Group.

All along, Adela has been engaged in multiple business start-up projects, company restructurings, labor conflicts and training, for multi-national companies, as well as for local businesses in a wide array of fields, both in Romania and abroad. Adela's multi-disciplinary experience is rounded off with a 15-year stretch teaching at the university.

Since 2017, Adela has become the co-founder of Design Thinkers Academy Eastern Europe, contributing to the development of the company to reach over 20 countries in Eastern Europe, the Balkans and Central Asia.

Lia Bejenaru

Senior Partner Ascent Group

From a professional point of view, Lia's experience is a multidisciplinary one, both in public administration, in the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, and in project management within the European Center for Bessarabia, of SME's Union - Brussels, respectively in collaboration with the foundations of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), Robert Schuman Foundation, Eduardo-Feri Foundation and USAID.

In the private sector, Lia has been active for several years as financial manager of the NRG Interactive Group followed by a career in the field of public communication and media as prime-time news presenter at Publika TV, news editor, reporter and special correspondent at international events. The journalistic activity has been intertwined with the one as consultant, trainer and manager within the Ascent Group, in Romania and the Republic of Moldova, with Lia coordinating the Ascent Group's office in Chisinau for over 15 years.