06 September 2022

Join MIM-Kyiv initiated educational project ReInforce.UA! Prominent intellectuals from all over the world deliver lectures for Ukrainians and reinforcement and revival of Ukraine. Here is the schedule for September – early October. We will discuss leadership, teamwork, new technologies and innovations.


September 7, 6:00 pm

How Leaders can Create Belonging through Purpose, Meaning, and Hope by Sanyin Siang

Sanyin Siang leads Duke University’s Coach K Leadership & Ethics Center at the Fuqua School of Business and is a professor at Duke's Pratt School of Engineering helps leaders optimize their unique strengths and build super teams for enduring and next-level success.   She works with boards, top corporate CEOs, military generals, sports industry leaders, tech founders, and students.  Recognized by Thinkers50 as the World’s #1 Executive Coach & Mentor and one of the world’s 50 top management thinkers globally, Sanyin brings a unique combination of practitioner sensibility, academic grounding, and patterns for leadership success drawn from work with leaders across a diversity of sectors and industries.  In 2019, her book The Launch Book: Motivational Stories to Launch Your Idea, Business or Next Career hit 4 book rankings and has been popular among readers ever since.



September 14, 6:00 pm Kyiv time

Optimizing success: high achievers and high-performing teams

Dr. Ruth Gotian and Dr. Charles Camarda

Dr. Ruth Gotian is the Chief Learning Officer and Assistant Professor of Education in Anesthesiology and former founding Assistant Dean of Mentoring and Executive Director of the Mentoring Academy at Weill Cornell Medicine. She has been hailed by the journal Nature and Columbia University as an expert in mentorship and leadership development and was recently recognized as one of the top 20 mentors in the world. In 2021, she was selected as one of 30 people worldwide to be named to the Thinkers50 Radar List, dubbed the Oscars of management thinking, and recently won the Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement “Radar” Award ranking her the #1 emerging management thinker in the world to bridge theory and practice. She is also a semi-finalist for the Forbes 50 Over 50 list. In addition to publishing in academic journals, she is a contributor to Forbes and Psychology Today where she writes about ‘optimizing success’. Her research is about the mindset and skill set of peak performers, including Nobel laureates, astronauts, and Olympic champions, which she writes about in her book, The Success Factor. 


Dr. Charles Camarda is an experienced research engineer and thermal structures expert with over 45 years’ experience at NASA. As a researcher at NASA’s Langley Research Center (LaRC) he worked on numerous transdisciplinary teams to develop, analyze and test advanced thermal structural systems for hypersonic vehicles such as the Space Shuttle. He led the Thermal Structures Branch at NASA LaRC and the Structures and Materials Technical Maturation for the National Aerospace Plane (NASP), one of the most complex airbreathing hypersonic vehicles. He also led the structures team of the experimental single-stage-to-orbit vehicle (SSTO) which led to the X-33 Program and experimental vehicle development. He was selected as an Astronaut Candidate in 1996 and flew as a Mission Specialist on STS-114, NASA’s Return-to-Flight (RTF) mission immediately following the Columbia disaster. He was responsible for initiating several teams to successfully diagnose the cause of the Columbia tragedy and, in addition, develop an on-orbit repair technically technique which was flown on his RTF mission and all successive Shuttle missions until its retirement in 2011. 



September 21, 6:00 pm Kyiv time

The Great Remobilization: Navigating the next decade of profound transformation

Dr. Mark Esposito

Dr. Mark Esposito is recognized internationally as a top global thought leader in matters relating to The Fourth Industrial Revolution, the changes and opportunities that technology will bring to a variety of industries. He is Co-Founder & Chief Learning Officer at Nexus FrontierTech, an AI scale-up venture and Co-Founder and Chairman of the Strategic Foresight Board for the Circular Economy Alliance, an EdTech venture. He was inducted in 2016 in the radar of Thinkers50 as one of the 30 most prominent rising business thinkers in the world. He is a global expert of the World Economic Forum, an advisor to national governments and a Distinguished Fellow in the UNESCO Chair in Future Literacy of Finance. He is currently advisor for the Prime Minister Office in the UAE. He serves as Senior Advisor to the Ideation Center of Strategy& at PwC since April 2022. 
He is Professor of Business and Economics at Hult International Business School and at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education. At Harvard, he served as Institutes Council Co-Leader, at the Microeconomics of Competitiveness program (MOC) at the Institute of Strategy and Competitiveness, at Harvard Business School under the mentorship of Professor Michael E. Porter. He has authored/co-authored over 150 publications peer and non-peer reviewed, 12 books, among which 2 Amazon bestsellers: Understanding how the Future Unfolds (2017) and The AI Republic (2019). His latest book is: “The Emerging Economies under the Dome of the Fourth Industrial Revolution” with Dr. Amit Kapoor (August 2022) for Cambridge University Press and his next one is “The Great Remobilization: Designing A Smarter World” with Dr. Olaf Groth and Dr. Terence Tse, (February 2023) for MIT University Press. 
He holds a Doctoral Degree in Business and Economics from Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech, one of France’s most prestigious Grande Ecole. 




September 28, 6:00 pm Kyiv time

Speaking Truth to Power at Work

Dr. Megan Reitz

Megan is Professor of Leadership and Dialogue at Hult International Business School where she speaks, researches, consults and supervises on the intersection of leadership, change, dialogue and mindfulness. She is on the Thinkers50 ranking of global business thinkers and is ranked in HR Magazine’s Most Influential Thinkers listing. She has written Dialogue in Organizations and Mind Time and her most recent book, with Financial Times Publishing, is called Speak Up which was shortlisted for the CMI Management Book of the Year 2020. She is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review and her research has recently featured in Forbes, on the BBC, in a TEDx talk and in numerous academic and practice-based journals. Her latest research on employee activism was nominated for the Thinkers50 Breakthrough Idea Award 2021.


October 5, 6:00 pm Kyiv time

From Innovation Theater to Growth Engine - How do you know if your company is ready to innovate?

Dr. Alexander (Alex) Osterwalder 

Dr. Alexander (Alex) Osterwalder is a leading author, entrepreneur, and 
in-demand speaker whose work has changed the way established companies do business and how new ventures get started. Ranked No. 4 of the top 50 management thinkers worldwide, Osterwalder also holds the Thinkers50 Strategy Award. He invented the Business Model Canvas, Value Proposition Canvas, and Business Portfolio Map together with Yves Pigneur – practical tools that are trusted by millions of business practitioners from leading global companies. His books include the international bestseller Business Model Generation, Value Proposition Design, Testing Business Ideas, The Invincible Company, and the newest one, High-Impact Tools for Teams.