Leaders in Digital Era

#LiDE is a series of webinars that aim at equipping leaders in microfinance institutions with the necessary skills and understanding of tools to effectively lead a team in digital world.  

The idea was developed based on lessons learnt from the Digital Literacy Bootcamp  devoted to digital transformation in microfinance. 

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Digitalize or die – offering services online is no longer an alternative for MFIs; it is the way as people all over the world change their preferences towards any type of brand and sector. However, today’s leaders must manage not only an organization that undergoes a digital transformation.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic boosted the fact that more and more employees work remotely. They have been suddenly forced to deal with work challenges in a time of volatility, anxiety, fast changing circumstances and many uncontrolled risks. Thus, the leaders manage people that live in a VUCA world (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous). They manage virtual teams that often consist of three generations (X, Y, Z) with varying skills and attitudes.

This requires leaders to make sure they improve skills like emotional intelligence, managing generational differences, and building an organizational culture that embraces fast changing consumers’ preferences and fashion, driven by accelerating technology.

The webinars help microfinance leaders in building the always winning team, by: 

[Track 1] Leadership in digital eraleadership skills and agile mindset for digital transformation 

[Track 2] Digital teams: managing, motivating, monitoring and communicating with teams working from home 

[Track 3] Talent digital development: online recruitment and training 

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How to become an agile MFI?

[Track 1] 

Thursday, June 17th 2021, 11:00 – 12:15 CET (Berlin / Warsaw / Sarajevo)


💡 Agility is the capability that drives start-ups, successful digital careers and companies. Although fundamentally used in iterative processes of software development, it can be applied also beyond it, stirring up an innovation.
➡ In this webinar, we are discussing the uses of agility in marketing, HR, customer service, as well as in executive teams and boards of directors. The participants will have an opportunity to do a rough assessment of the level of agility in their team/organization. They will get familiar with practical methods of applying agile approach in their daily work with their team, including tips for running short and low-cost experiments, that stir up innovation.
😉 The webinar aims at equipping in practical methods of agility for executive teams as well as anyone, who leads any kind of a team in an MFI.

Our Expert

Magdalena Firlit

Scrum Master and Agile Transformation consultant

Magdalena is a Professional Scrum Trainer Scrum.org and Agile Transformation consultant. She helped many organizations on their way toward Agility. She has over 21 years of professional experience and over 12 years in Agile environments. Magdalena shares her experience and knowledge by writing articles and recording videos.
She is also a mentor, speaker, guest lecturer and coach.


Watch the recordings of past webinars within the series.

[Track 1] Leadership in digital era

Always a winning team

Emotionally Intelligent Leader

Emotionally Intelligent Organizational Culture

Empower the team to develop your MFI

MFI that embraces innovation


[Track 2] Digital teams

Watch out for monsters under the bed – how to avoid poor online office communication

What to do when you’re not getting what you want – constructive criticism in remote teams

Online meeting facilitation

How to reach consensus during online meetings


[Track 3] Talent digital development

Running online trainings


Information about the project 



European Fund for South East Europe Development Facility



European Investment Bank Institute
This initiative has received financial support from the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation “EaSI” (2014-2020). For further information please consult: http://ec.europa.eu/social/easi. The information contained in this communication does not necessarily reflect the official position of the European Commission.

Project status: active

Project duration: 2020 – 2021

Project regional focus: ECA

Project Objectives:

The webinars series Leaders in Digital Era aims at equipping leaders in microfinance institutions with the necessary skills and understanding of tools to effectively lead a team in digital world.

 Key Activities:

Leaders in Digital Era is organized in a format of series of webinars featuring key topics delivered by experts in identified key areas of leadership, soft skills and managing teams in digital world.