AI SIG

09/24/2013 11:30 AM | Anonymous

An Invitation to Co-Create Academic/Practitioner Partnerships in the Triangle

 Julie Mitchell will facilitate inquiry into how we may embrace multiple perspectives and leverage both "academic" and "practitioner" talent to advance best leadership and organizational development practices.

 The Research Triangle area is rich with universities, institutes and scholars grounded in organizational behavior theory and related academic disciplines. We are also home to corporations, start-ups and evolving, global organizations recognized for innovation.

Universities, corporations, state government and other organizations seek expertise from consultants and coaches able to identify and integrate proven best practices while anticipating or responding to change. Increasingly, wise decision makers seek collaborative, "both/and" perspectives, instead of falling into traditional camps, i.e., choosing similarly trained "theoretically-grounded" or "real world experienced" experts.

 Julie Mitchell has successfully bridged the academic/practitioner divide since 1981. She will engage us in a conversation free from limiting assumptions about what various perspectives may bring to organizations and leadership development. We will explore how words create our world and how inclusive, collaborative language allows for identifying and celebrating common ground and goals.

Date: September 24

Time: 11:30 - 1:30

Location: Quintiles Bradford Building
5927 S. Miami Blvd
Morrisville, NC 27560

Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch.

Please RSVP to marybeth@positivechange.org