Release Date: March 4, 2021
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The world of work changed dramatically throughout 2020, and this year’s conference from the University at Buffalo School of Management’s Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness (CLOE) will help leaders navigate what’s next.
The daylong virtual event, “The Future of Leadership: Changing the Way We Live and Work,” will give managers the tools they need to meet the challenges of the changing work environment, with sessions on such topics as artificial intelligence, data analytics, racial equity, creativity, sustainability and ethical leadership.
The conference will take place on Zoom, beginning at 8 a.m. Eastern on June 3. Daniel Pink, the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of “When,” “To Sell is Human,” “Drive” and “A Whole New Mind,” will deliver the keynote address.
“So much in the world has changed over the past year. While what lies ahead is uncertain, what is clear is that leadership will be critical in shaping that future in ways that benefit individuals, organizations and society,” says Paul Tesluk, dean and professor of the UB School of Management. “This year’s conference will dive into the future with human motivation researcher and esteemed author, Daniel Pink, and our own renowned faculty and experts.”
Additional leadership presentations throughout the day will feature research from UB School of Management faculty, as well as a special interactive session that uses improv comedy techniques to improve communication skills and team effectiveness.
The event builds upon the success of previous CLOE conferences, which have offered opportunities to learn about diversity and inclusion, the power of people-oriented leadership, social innovation and entrepreneurship, and emerging research and how to put that research into practice.
Tickets are $249 per person, with $199 early bird registration until April 30. Discounted rates are available for UB students, faculty, staff and alumni. For a full schedule and registration information, visit mgt.buffalo.edu/cloe2021.
Since 2013, CLOE has created more effective leaders and organizations by advancing research, education and outreach in leadership and organizational development. CLOE also supports UB’s goals of accelerating academic excellence, translating scholarship and developing leadership capabilities in UB students and business leaders.