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Organizational Behaviour & HR Management
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The 2014 meeting will focus on the mobilization of psychological contract knowledge through varied means (e.g., scholarly publications, teaching, and industry interventions) with the ultimate goal of improving employee-employer relationships. In line with this theme, the conference will offer a variety of opportunities to explore relevant issues from both academic and practitioner perspectives. Capitalizing on the unique opportunities offered by a small group format, each day of the conference will offer a variety of opportunities to network and build new collaborative relationships.
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Zelda la Grange, Assistant to Nelson Mandela and author on her book, “ Good Morning, Mr. Mandela: A Memoir” (Viking, June 24, 2014)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Daniel J. Levitin, James McGill Professor of Psychology and Behavioural Neuroscience, McGill University: Dean, College of Arts and Humanities, Minerva Schools, Keck Graduate Institute; Author, The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload (Allen Lane, August 19, 2014), This Is Your Brain on Music and The World in Six Songs on “The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload.”
Michael Harris, Contributing Editor, Vancouver and Western Living magazines; Contributor, The Walrus, Nuvo, and Maisonneuve; Author on his new book, The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World Of Constant Connection (HarperCollins, August 5, 2014)
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
This three-day teacher institute at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto will provide teachers with tools to broaden your students’ approach to problem-solving and to help them seek out new perspectives and think more productively when faced with difficult choices - both in and out of the classroom.
Witold Henisz, Deloitte & Touche Professor of Management in Honor of Russell E. Palmer, former Managing Director at The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania and Author of Corporate Diplomacy (Greenleaf Publishing May 2014) on The Six Elements of Corporate Diplomacy.
Denise Lee Yohn, Consultant, Speaker and Author, What Great Brands Do: The Seven Brand-Building Principles That Separate the Best from the Rest (Jossey-Bass, 2014) on "Brand-Building Principles That Separate the Best from the Rest."
4:30 PM - 6:15 PM
Registration check-in will open at 4:00pm. At 4:30 sharp Francesco Bova, Assistant Professor of Accounting at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and Accurate Equity Fellow – Research in Employee Ownership will introduce we’ll introduce Mary Ann Beyster, Executive Producer of the film We the Owners, an award-winning film about shared ownership and entrepreneurship. The session will begin with a screening of this documentary until 5:30pm. At that time Prof. Bova and Ms. Beyster will have a short on-stage discussion and then open the session for audience Q&A until 6:15pm.
Tim Hurson, Founding Partner, ThinkX Intellectual Capital; Faculty Member, Creative Education Foundation; Founding Director, Facilitators Without Borders; Chair of the Board of Trustees, Lessing Institute; and Author of Never Be Closing (Portfolio July 2014) and ThinkBetter (McGraw-Hill 2007) on "Never Be Closing: How to Sell Better Without Screwing Your Clients, Your Colleagues, or Yourself."
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Christian Rudder, Cofounder and President, OkCupid; Author, OkTrends blog and Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One’s Watching) (Random House, September 9, 2014) on An Insider’s Take on the Business and the Science of Data.
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