Global Symposium on Leadership & Project Management

 

Welcome to Northeastern University Global Symposium on Leadership & Project Management

 

On August 25 and 26, 2022 we invite you to engage in discussions and presentations on how the world can be improved through creative leadership and project management approaches. You will have an opportunity to present and exchange ideas with likeminded individuals, who seek to make a positive and lasting difference in an interconnected global world.

 

Northeastern University Global Leadership and Project Management Conference

The world is facing many sustainability challenges. We remain convinced that working together is the most effective and efficient way to face these challenges. The global leadership and project management conference brings professionals and academics together to brainstorm and share ideas on how to tackle our sustainability issues.

 

How can businesses play a positive role in addressing our sustainability issues? 

 

Government policies and a shift in consumer behavior will play a significant role in solving some of our societal problems. We believe; however, all sectors of the global economy must collaborate to address our global and systemic problems. Businesses, in particular, are a key stakeholder in this quest to create more inclusive and sustainable societies. Business leaders must rethink and rebuild their cost and revenue models to integrate their impact on society and the natural environment. A question is the following: what leadership styles do we need to create and nurture more inclusive and sustainable societies?

 

The need for creativity and innovation 

 

The industrial revolutions have contributed to the improvement of life expectancy in many societies. For example, thanks to advances in technology communications, a medical doctor in London, England, can collaborate with a colleague in a remote area anywhere in the world, to help a patient. Another case in point is the technological advances in transportation systems, which have facilitated greater economic and human interactions. However, we cannot ignore their many disastrous side effects. In a sense, one might argue that we innovated our way into the sustainability crisis (e.g., air pollution, water scarcity, poverty, and diseases caused by global warning). Can we innovate our way out of the crisis?

 

How can a collective action model of institutional innovation enable societal change? 

 

Institutional innovation allows organizational leaders across industry sectors to work together to solve both economic and social problems when necessary. Successful institutional innovation requires alliances, networking, and partnerships among all stakeholders who can impact or who are impacted by the sustainability issues that we are trying to solve. Institutional innovation leads to institutional change, which can only be achieved through a diverse, inclusive, and participative decision-making process. How can we develop a framework that enables institutional innovation?

Dr Ralf Müller

Professor of Project Management at BI Norwegian Business School
Our first inaugural keynote speaker

Symposium Session Themes:

  • Sustainability in leadership and project management

  • Impact of emerging technology on leadership & project management

  • Innovation and entrepreneurship in leadership & project management

  • Diversity and inclusion in leadership and project management

  • Impact of the COVID-19 crisis on leadership and project management

Our Blogs

Dr. Jacques Alexis: The need for creativity and innovation

Dr. Jacques Alexis: The need for creativity and innovation

The world is facing many sustainability challenges. We remain convinced that working together is the most effective and efficient way to face these challenges. The global leadership and project management symposium brings professionals and academics together to...

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Dr. Les Stein: Success Through Leadership

Dr. Les Stein: Success Through Leadership

Les Stein Successful transformations can only be accomplished through great leadership. As Jim Collins has so clearly stated, putting the right people on the bus is the critical ingredient to any organization’s success.  We believe that putting the right people in...

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