Authors & Discussants
Mokole’s gifted voice and stage presence coupled with his passion and dedication for education and the advancement of the arts allows him to share his talents and creative expertise as Instructor of Voice at the University of Minnesota Duluth, the Founder of Songfestival (a conservatory of art song) and as a valuable board member and collaborative founder of Grow with the Arts, a non-profit corporation committed to getting “The Arts” back into the schools.
Praised by both Opera News and the Washington Post for his "powerful, rich warm baritone," Elias Mokole is equally at home in recital, musical theatre and orchestral concerts, as well as opera. A multiple award winner in voice competitions internationally and a lifelong learner of everything from Opera to voice to French, Performance highlights include: Germont in La Traviata, Sharpless in Madame Butterfly, Scarpia in Tosca, Ford in Falstaff, as Elijah in Elijah, the title role in Gianni Schicchi, and soloist for the Brahm’s Requiem with various operas and symphony orchestras throughout the U.S. Internationally, he was soloist in Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium in Japan [Osaka, Tokyo], as Valentin in Faust and the Mozart Requiem [Paris], as Agamemnon in Offenbach’s La Belle Helène at UNESCO [Paris], in Lyon, France with L’Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain as soloist in Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 14 and Sharpless in Madame Butterfly Algiers [Africa].
Elias is a highly motivated, innovative, passionate and responsible leader with a proven track record of creating, fostering and supporting successes in academic excellence for students, faculty and institutions. He has superb communication and relational skills and is equally gifted at helping others achieve success. He possesses a visionary perspective with the ability to successfully implement projects, emphasizing quality and detail, while fostering a collaborative environment.
A PhD Candidate at the Early Childhood Education Department (UOWM). She received her MSc in Didactic Methodology and Curricula (2016) and she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education (2012). She is trained in special education and worked as a teacher in Parallel Support Programme. Moreover, she is a post- graduate student in Special Education at the Hellenic Open University. Her interests are focused on ICTs in education, leadership in education, digital storytelling, collaborative narrative coaching and special education. She has participated in six Erasmus+ European project and she was, also, one of the trainers in Artful Leadership European project.
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Assistant Professor at School of Arts, Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) and at Music Department of University of Minho. Colaborates at the master in choral conducting at St Joseph University (Macau, China). PhD in Theory and Musical Analysis by UCP and Master in Musicology by the University of Valladolid. Pedro has a graduation in Sacred Music by UCP and attended Economy in University of Algarve.
Organist and music conductor of choir and of orchestra, at different entities, such as EAnsemble and EM-Porto. Researcher at CITAR (UCP). Lectures music condution courses with enphasis on leadership, historically informed interpretation, music analysis and techique.
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Manuel de Sousa
Manuel de Sousa was born in Porto, in 1965. He holds a degree in Historical Sciences and a master's degree in Tourism and has developed a professional activity linked to the business area, namely communication and marketing, without ever abandoning his passion for the history of Porto. Seeking to share the local history through social networks, he created the Facebook page "Porto Desaparecido". This successful adventure earned him the Municipal Medal of Merit award by the Porto City Council in 2013. He does guided tours around the city and collaborates in various newspapers and magazines in themes related to History and Heritage.
In 2017 he published the book "Porto D` `Honra" (Esfera dos Livros).
Born and living in Porto. A creative in the world. In his work life, he has over twenty years of experience as an economist, strategic and finance manager with a comprehensive blend of hands-on professional and teaching experience. It was obtained and developed in different organizations, projects, economic activities and international contexts, both small and large organizations such as the largest Portuguese business association AEP-Associação Empresarial Portugal, the brewery Unicer (Carlsberg’ associate) and Banco Santander. He recently took part in investment projects in tourism, real estate, senior care and networks, here with Path Your Way Ld. He was a lecturer for ten years, having taught several courses in economics and management in different institutions, mainly IspGaya in Porto and the University of Aveiro. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Porto and his master’s degree is from the University of Algarve and Lisbon Technical University (ISEG), 1998. The master's dissertation focused on the relations economy, tourism, heritage and museums. Since then, he has been trying to understand creativity and interrelations in art, politics and economics. He recently put in action the many thoughts about that world and created insperatus.org (World of Creatives and Plurality), that exists to facilitate and inspire the presentation and discussion about the unexpected and original that is happening in the realm of human affairs. It also looks for ways to improve the lives of everyone at work, in organizations and other societies where we live every day, where everyone could also think and create in the world.
Graduation in Fine Arts – Sculpture, (1999-2005) in Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto.
Master in Contemporary Artistic Practices (2005-06/ 2009-10) in Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto.
Master in Teaching of Visual Arts (2009-2011) at the Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação and Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto.
Worked in the Education Department of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art as an artist
educator of the Educational Department, under which held-guided visits to exhibitions, workshops
for the general public, for schools and families.
Teacher at Escola Profissional de Gaia.
2004 to 2010 active member and founder of art collective “Senhorio”. At the same time develops research and individual art project.
Researcher at CEAA-ESAP.
Drawing enthusiast, connecting him directly with the space and environment around him.
Designer and contributor to Tedx events and creative workshops.
Currently develops a research project in the master of Illustration and animation, in the area of graphic report.
Inês Rebanda Coelho
A PhD student of Communication Sciences at the University of Minho. Works as a freelance producer and producer advisor. With projects that were recognized at great Portuguese and foreign festivals and events, such as Annecy, Monstra, NY Portuguese Short Film Festival, Suzzanne awards, Festival Curtas Vila do Conde, XVIII Bienal Internacional de Arte de Cerveira, and so on. She has a bachelor in Sound and Image and a Master degree in Cinema and Audiovisual with a specialization in Cinema Production at the Catholic University of Porto. With national and international conferences and publications within research themes that she works, like authorship, creative and financial production in cinema, television and other audiovisual fields, Authors’ Rights and Related Rights, Copyrights, artistic and creative communication. At the moment, she works in collaboration with the Cultural Association Replicantes as an invited producer, with the Research Centre CECS (Study Centre of Communication and Society) and the research groups GT Jovens Investigadores of SOPCOM (Young Researchers Work Group of the Portuguese Association of Communication Sciences) and AIM (Association of Moving Image).
Rui Lourenço Gil
Assistant Professor at Católica Porto Business School, Catholic University of Portugal. Master in Work and Organisational Psychology and Graduation in Psychology by the University of Porto.
Consultant on the fields of human resource management and organisational behaviour. Team coaching in programmes for executives and career coaching in MBA Atlântico. Teaches and trains on leadership, negotiation, organisational change, and creative problem solving. Researches team learning and leadership.
Graduation in Fine Arts – Painting, (1998-2004) by Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto.
Master in Art Multimedia (2004-2006) by Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto.
Master in Teaching of Visual Arts (2009-2011) by Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação and Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto.
Teacher of Visual Arts and of Photography (2003-2010) in several shools and in all years of the pre-university education, from the First Elementary School to the Secondary and Professional Education. Worked as assistant with several Portuguese artists in Portugal.
Researcher at CEAA-ESAP.
Individual and collaborative work in the art field of video and performance.
EA musician, leadership trainer, researcher, and blogger. She is also a co-founder of Hue Music, a company that uses music to develop talent and leadership skills in young emerging leaders, thereby promoting social change. Nita graduated from International Leadership University, Kenya, with a Master’s in Organizational Leadership. She developed a model for leadership development using her thesis research Enhancing Leadership Development through Music. Her work has appeared most recently in a book by Emerald Publishing Group: Grassroots Leadership and the Arts for Social Change.
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Dirk van Dierendonk
Professor of Human Resource Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). His areas of expertise include human resource management, leadership and leadership development, positive organizational scholarship, and measurement development. Professor van Dierendonck is the associate editor of the International Journal of Servant Leadership. He is academic director of the Erasmus Centre for Human Resource Excellence and co-founder of the Erasmus Center for Leadership Studies. He is co-founder and co-organiser of the New Directions in Leadership Research conference organised by Duke University in the UK, Erasmus University in the Netherlands, INSEAD in France, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in the USA. Dirk van Dierendonck is the author of books, book chapters and over 60 scholarly articles published in the major academic journals including the Journal of Management, the Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, and the European Journal of Work and Organizational Behavior. He received his PhD from Utrecht University in the Netherlands.
Maria Guilhermina Castro
Maria Guilhermina Castro is an Assistant Professor at School of Arts of the Catholic University of Portugal. She investigates narrative and character creation and arts-based learning at Research Centre for Science and Technology of Arts. These studies are published in scientific journals, books and conferences, while previously she researched on other themes of psychology of arts, romantic relationships and career guidance, in over 60 publications. Guilhermina collaborates as assistant editor of CITAR Journal and co-organizes the Narrative, Media and Cognition Conference, which she co-founded. She is Vice-president of AIM - Association of Moving Image Researchers - as well as co-responsible for the working group “Audiovisual Narratives” of this association. She received both her graduation and her doctorate in Psychology from the University of Porto (Portugal) and did advanced training in Morenian Psychodrama. It is worth mentioning her acting training trough open courses at Superior School of Music and Performing Arts – Porto (ESMAE) and the advanced training in Psychotherapy and Career Guidance. Guilhermina was psychologist in private practice and schools during eight years.
An Associate Professor of "Informatics, emphasizing upon developing educational software" at the Department of Early Childhood Education of the University of Western Macedonia, located in Florina, Greece. He is the director of the ‘Creativity, Innovation and Technology in Education’ – CrInTE research laboratory. His research interests include, among others: (a) technology-based learning environments, (b) ICTs application in education, (c) educational software, and (d) innovative teaching approaches. Over the past few years, he works intensively on digital storytelling, art-based learning approaches via technology, game-based learning, collaborative learning and innovative technology based teaching approaches. A focal point of his research is that of tangible digital narrative approaches. He has participated in over 200 international conferences as a member of the scientific committee, is a member of the reviewers’ board of 37 scientific journals and publishes regularly within his research interests, having over 180 scientific papers.
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Navigator & Chief Explorer at Advancis.
Kaospilot Programme Partner for the Kaospilot Education Design Agency.
Co-founder at Schole.
Ana Barroca has a degree in Human Resources and previous HE studies in Psychology, specialized in Educational Psychology.
Passionate about learning and creative processes she has been leading and facilitating several international r&d projects devoted to new learning approaches and resources development.
More than 30 years of experience in communication as a designer, copywriter, creative director and strategist at international agencies. His interests in what makes people tick led to a BSc in psychology (and a thesis in socio-ecology of behaviour). Has a passion for active storytelling and published two books about stories and storytelling.
Offers storytelling and narrative strategies and practices as an effective and inspiring tool.
Lecturer ’Story Development’ at the Film Department of the SAE Creative Media Institute Amsterdam
Ana Silveira has a degree in Psychology from the University of Porto, holds a Postgraduate in Human Resources Management from the School of Economics and Management, University of Minho, and a specialization in Training Management by the Portuguese Society of Innovation. She develops professional activity in the areas of Training and organizational consulting and has a considerable teaching experience, namely at the School of Music and Performing Arts - Polytechnic Institute of Porto and at the Faculty of Economics and Management from the Catholic University – Porto, among others. Her career focuses on the training and education areas, with a particular focus on issues of organizational and Human Resources Management and soft skills training.
Laurea in Scienze Naturali presso l’Università degli Studi di Torino. Project manager e docente dell’Area Sanità di ISTUD dal 2010. Esperta nella realizzazione di ricerche organizzative in ambito sanitario, in particolare attraverso l’approccio della Medicina Narrativa, applicata a progetti di respiro nazionale e internazionale per l’analisi dell’organizzazione e qualità dei percorsi di cura. Coordina percorsi formativi accreditati ECM sulla Medicina Narrativa rivolti a professionisti sanitari, svolgendo attività di docenza applicata e tutoraggio. Coordina progetti europei finanziati nell’ambito dei Lifelong Learning Programme, con particolare riferimento alle metodologie formative basate sullo storytelling. Collabora con la Società Italiana di Medicina Narrativa e con referenti di università internazionali. Partecipa in qualità di relatrice a convegni promossi da società scientifiche e Aziende Sanitarie.
Assistant Professor of Management of Change at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).
Marja’s primary research and teaching topics are change management, advisory skills, cross-cultural management and narrative methodology. She has done consulting work for large multinational companies and has mentored several international student projects at RSM. Having a BA in South American literature, she is particularly interested in Hispanic cultures.
Marja is a visiting professor at ESADE, Barcelona, where she has been involved with organizing the biennial conference on Rhetoric and Narratives in Management Research (RNMR) since 2011, and is an affiliated researcher at the Centre of Excellence in Public Safety Management (CESAM). She has published in a variety of peer-reviewed and professional journals and currently is the managing editor of the Journal of Organizational Change Management.
Marja holds an MSc in Organizational Change Management and a PhD from RSM.
Laurea in Storia Moderna presso l’Università degli Studi di Milano, Master in International Affairs presso l’Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale (ISPI) di Milano, Master in Business Management (ILA) presso ISTUD. In qualità di collaboratore scientifico, ha collaborato per tre anni (2005-2008) con il Centro Italo-Tedesco Villa Vigoni, specializzandosi sui temi delle relazioni economiche e culturali fra Italia e Germania. Presso ISTUD si occupa di ricerca nell’area dell’organizzazione e dei progetti finanziati internazionali(LLP ed Erasmus +), con particolare riferimento ai temi della multiculturalitàe dell'applicazione della prospettiva storica agli studi organizzativi. In questa veste è responsabile dal 2008 del percorso formativo denominato “Analogie, lezioni per manager” che si propone di utilizzare la metodologia analogicaper la formazione e la crescita professionale dei livelli dirigenziali. Ha collaborato con l'Area Sanità della Fondazione, con particolare riguardo all'utilizzo dell'approccio narrativo negli studi di ricerca applicata.
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