This morning the companies of the Science, Technology and Business Park of the Universitat Jaume I (espaitec) have participated in a training event entitled «Leading people: from Project Manager to Leader-Coach», an exclusive event for espaitec-linked companies which has reflected on the new leadership style according to today’s requirements: the leader coach.

This leadership model focuses on people and stress qualities of leaders such as active listening or recognising employees, from a perspective through which a higher level of implication and commitment is achieved.

This morning’s action forms part of a series of initiatives that espaitec is promoting to help improve skills to lead work teams from communication and motivation using coaching tools that accompany and help develop collaborators. According to this organisation, such action responds to the needs identified in espaitec companies in their growth stage, projects whose number of employees has doubled and even tripled in a short period of time, where leadership training was a pending matter.

This session forms part of a series of revitalising and diffusion actions run by espaitec and funded by the Regional Valencian Government of Education in collaboration with the Universitat Jaume I.