The educational program of the World Nuclear University Summer Institute was held from June 26 to July 28. 70 nuclear industry experts from all over the world, including three attendees from Russia, had an opportunity to come to know nuclear technologies in different countries, enhance their leadership competencies and improve communication skills.
Summer Institute attendees had been selected from among employees based on the results of a stiff corporate competition. Eventually, the following students went to study: Artyom Yevtushenko, Head of the Export-Import Supplies Directorate of the Department of Commerce of TVEL JSC; Olga Krutogolova, Senior Manager of the Strategy and Marketing Department of TENEX; Igor Palamarchuk, Head of the Product Development Department, Deputy Director of the International Projects Development Department of Private Institution RAIN.
This year ROSATOM also took part in the lecture part of the Summer Institute: Maria Pavlova, Director of the Competence Development Center for International Business of ROSATOM, delivered a lecture on engaging leadership to an international student audience.
"The subject of the modern times leadership is coming to the top of the global corporate agenda. Today, ROSATOM is an undisputed expert in personnel development. Our vast experience of working with people and keeping in touch with industry employees have helped to form a concept of new leadership. We call it engaging leadership: the modern times leaders create high-performance teams, effectively use new communication channels and recognize merits of their colleagues through continuous supportive feedback.
The invitation from the World Nuclear University is one of the opportunities to broadcast our advanced approaches in the development of leaders to the global atomic community. Judging by the attention with which the Summer Institute attendees listened to the lecture, how many questions were asked, and how warmly they thanked the speaker, we can confidently assume that ROSATOM's experience is of interest, and that the company is a leader in the international market not only in the field of nuclear and related technologies, but also in the development of human potential," Maria Pavlova said.
At the end of the program, the attendees shared their opinions about the Institute and specific features of the educational course.
"The Summer Institute charges with enthusiasm and inspires to study more, share ideas more actively with students and tutors from all over the world. Besides, the Institute demonstrates the readiness of the nuclear community to jointly create and implement breakthrough technologies."
"The program enabled to get a firsthand insight into the experience and forecasts of opinion leaders who have made a significant contribution to the nuclear industry. The discussion of the current situation and prospects for the development of technologies and the market allowed us to take a fresh look at familiar things and be inspired to search for innovative non-conventional solutions."
"This Summer Institute is a unique project for the "cultivation" of future leaders of the nuclear industry and connecting them with social ties. The acquired knowledge, skills and contacts will help us to negotiate faster on a variety of matters in the field of international cooperation, to solve various tasks more effectively."
The World Nuclear University is a global partnership of government agencies, industrial enterprises and educational institutions aimed at developing international channels of education and training of future leaders in nuclear science and technology. The University was established in 2003 with the support of, among others, the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency). Since 2005, a visiting Summer Institute has operated on its basis.
The World Nuclear University Summer Institute is an intensive 270-hours leadership development program held annually in different countries. It includes lectures, practical classes, tours to industrial and nuclear facilities, team projects. The educational topics are devoted to global energy issues, the development of the nuclear industry and innovative nuclear technologies, "nuclear diplomacy", safety and security, communications, etc. The lecturers are the heads of the world's leading nuclear companies. The Institute is held every year in different countries. This year, the Institute was hosted by Japan (Osaka). Every year the Institute welcomes about 70 attendees. Over the entire history of the project, more than 1,200 people from 90 countries have become graduates of the Institute.