2023 Global Symposium on Leadership and Project Management
August 24th and 25th|Virtual
Welcome to Northeastern University Global Symposium on Leadership & Project Management
Our global community is striving for sustainable and inclusive change, which can only be achieved through open dialog, mutual collaboration, innovation, and intentional action. The theme of this year’s symposium is “Leadership and Project Management Innovations for Sustainable and Inclusive Change.” This theme reflects our commitment to building a more just, equitable, and sustainable world.
Northeastern University Global Leadership and Project Management Symposium
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. Join us on August 24 and 25, 2023, to engage in discussions and presentations on how the world can be a better place for all through leadership and project management innovations. 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.
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?
Leadership and Project Management Innovations for Sustainable and Inclusive Change
Symposium Session Tracks:
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
The role of leadership and project management in addressing global crises
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. Creativity and innovation which are essential for the growth and development of societies can promote...
Dr. Ammar Aamer: Digital Transformation and Project Management
The fast pace of technology advancement coupled with today’s disruptive working environment is driving organizations increasingly toward digital transformation and the use of emerging technologies. A recent survey showed that project managers have high expectations of...
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...
Dr. Sarman Kennedyd: Agile Project Management is Here to Stay!
Agile practices and innovation go hand in hand as adapting and fine-tuning products or ideas are the approach common in both in innovation and the iterative nature of the agile practices. Agile practices can also be adapted to many different fields beyond the software...
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