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Five must-see events to kickstart the new year

December 13, 2021

In early 2022, learn about how to take timely action on climate change, setting reachable goals, preventing mismanaged fear in an organization, how to tackle the persisting gender gap in the workforce, and ways to futureproof your career.


For a complete list of upcoming events, see our events page.

Check out these five upcoming Rotman events:

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John Doerr on ‘Speed & Scale’

January 12, 2022 | 5 to 6 p.m. EST

More than ever, we need a clear course of action to conquer climate change. On January 12, acclaimed venture capitalist John Doerr discusses his new book Speed & Scale: An Action Plan for Solving our Climate Crisis Now with Richard Blundell, an executive-in-residence at the Rotman School. The book is a launchpad for those who are ready to act now, geared to leaders in every walk of life.

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Ayelet Fishbach on ‘Get it Done’

January 13, 2022 | 5 to 6 p.m. EST

Setting and achieving goals for yourself — at work, at home and in relationships — is harder than it seems. In Get it Done: Surprising Lessons from the Science of Motivation, Ayelet Fishbach, the Jeffrey Breakenridge Keller Professor of Behavioural Science and Marketing at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, shares a new theoretical framework for reaching your goals. Fishbach will be in conversation with Rotman Prof. Dilip Soman on January 13.

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Gaurav Bhatnagar on ‘Unfear’

January 18, 2022 | 5 to 6 p.m. EST

How do you transform an organization to create breakthrough performance and employee well-being? Gaurav Bhatnagar, founder of Co-Creation Partners and a McKinsey alumnus, says mismanaged fear is almost always the reason why organizations experience dysfunction. He joins Rotman Prof. Partha Mohanram on January 18 to share insights from his book, Unfear.

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Colleen Ammerman & Boris Groysberg on ‘Glass Half Broken’

January 24, 2022 | 5 to 6 p.m. EST

The persistence of the gender gap in the workforce begs the question: Why haven’t we made more progress? In their book Glass Half Broken, Harvard Business School Profs. Colleen Ammerman and Boris Groysberg reveal the organizational obstacles that create gender imbalances. On January 24, they discuss their findings with Rotman Prof. Tiziana Casciaro, offering resources for managers and leaders at all levels.

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Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj and Naeema Pasha on ‘Futureproof Your Career’

February 3, 2022 | 12 to 1 p.m. EST

Working patterns and career trajectories have massively changed with the impact of the pandemic. On February 3, co-authors Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj, an associate professor at HEC Paris in Qatar, and Naeema Pasha, director of Future of Work, Equity and Careers in Henley Business School, discuss their book Futureproof Your Career. They share their insights on the future of work with Rotman Prof. Beatrix Dart.

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