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The University of Southampton
Sustainability Science

Sustainability, Ethics and Social Responsibility Event

08:45 - 17:30
30 May 2013
Guildhall Winchester The Broadway Winchester Hampshire SO23 9GH Cost: £90 including lunch and post-conference networking reception. Places are strictly limited and applicants are advised to book early to secure a place.

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Event details

How do we get responsible leadership in the decade of austerity? A one day conference exploring the issues Sponsored by the University of Southampton’s Centre for Relational Leadership and Change and the University Forum for Human Resource Development (UFHRD).

The event is organised by the University of Southampton Management School.

Full details can be found on the Southampton Management School webpage.


Download the conference brochure.

RSVP here by 24th May.


Conference Content

The theme of the conference reflects growing interest in the notion of responsible leadership as the current financial crisis and turmoil has ignited what is fast becoming a crisis of leadership itself. How to implement a more sustainable approach to management that reflects the real concerns of people requires new ways of working and leading. The conference will address the challenges of responsible leadership in today's business and social environment with speakers from both academia and practice presenting case studies and ideas on how to enact responsible leadership. Presentations will explore what a new model of responsible leadership looks like, the challenges of responsible leadership and sustainability, how to develop leaders using a responsible leadership framework and give examples of responsible leadership in practice. We are particularly pleased to welcome Professor Thomas Maak from ESADE in Barcelona who is one of the foremost writers and thinkers in this area. The conference will also offer participants the opportunity to take part in in skill-based workshops where experts will help you to develop some of the skill sets necessary for responsible leadership.


The day will consist of presentations from guest speakers drawn from business, public sector and academia as well as a choice of skill-based workshops exploring the cando and application aspects of responsible leadership. There will be plenty of opportunity for networking during the day.


Speaker information

Dr Thomas Maak, ESADE Business School Barcelona, Spain, Professor for Leadership and Responsibility in Human Resource Management Department

Dr Jonathan Winterton, Toulouse Business School, France, Professor of Employment

Dr Karen Blakey, Winchester Business School, University of Winchester, Senior Lecturer

Mark Drewell, Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative, Chief Executive

Professor Nicholas Clarke, Professor of Organisational Behaviour & HRM at Southampton Management School, University of Southampton


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