Culture-Based Management Skills Among New Global Webinars from QUT and MIT


Three new webinars for future business leaders to build their real-world cultural management capabilities are offered free of charge by QUT Business School in collaboration with MIT Sloan School of Management.

The importance of and how to build organizational cultures of purpose, trust, and inclusion are at the center of moderated conversations between talented staff at QUT and MIT.

The three-part webinar series, the first beginning May 5, brings together world-renowned experts in business, leadership, transformation and entrepreneurship to examine the current attributes, challenges and opportunities that shape future businesses.

The first webinar, The Purposeful Enterprise, aims to harness the skills needed to design and build an organization that aligns with the values ​​of its stakeholders.

MIT Sloan lecturer Donald Sull is listed by Fortune as one of ten new management “gurus,” has published six books, and provides global expertise in strategy in turbulent markets.

Joining Sull, QUT’s Professor Lisa Scharoun is a multi-award winning leader and researcher who provides expertise on the purpose of “design” for organizations and how it is “the original idea in everything”.

The second webinar, The Trusted Enterprise, will focus on interactions that foster trust within organizations as well as with external audiences to create value for an organization.

Professor Amisha Mehta of QUT, who specializes in risk and crisis communication, will discuss the evolution of trust and the rise of distrust.

Alongside Professor Mehta, MIT Sloan Associate Professor Hazhir Rahmandad will draw on his research on good jobs to shed light on the concepts of trust.

The final webinar, The Inclusive Enterprise, will explore how cultural diversity and inclusive practices can be integrated into organizations for impact.

MIT Sloan’s Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Ray Reagans, will examine how demographics such as race, age, and gender affect network relationships.

QUT Professional Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy), Angela Barney-Leitch, will discuss how QUT ensures that Indigenous voices are included and heard, and that Indigenous cultures are seen throughout the organization.

The webinars will be moderated by Professor Rowena Barrett, Professional Vice Chancellor (Entrepreneurship) of QUT, and Stuart Krusell, Senior Director of Global Programs at MIT Sloan.

Professor Barrett said the webinars build on QUT’s already strong partnership with MIT Sloan to benefit students, staff and alumni of both organisations.

“Exchanging cutting-edge ideas and sharing knowledge developed in different contexts through these webinars creates new ways for audiences to learn and engage,” she said.

“Our shared missions to ensure future innovators and entrepreneurs reach their potential are at the heart of our collaboration.

“These webinars offer leaders a new way to think about their organization’s purpose and culture to embrace, create and execute positive and impactful change.”

Mr. Krusell said the two schools share common goals, noting that “QUT and MIT Sloan are focused on action and impact as part of our approach to education. We are committed to delivering ideas that matter, ideas that people can use right now in their organization. »

This year’s webinars are part of MIT Sloan and QUT Business School’s multi-year strategic collaboration that began in 2019 to focus on academic exchange, innovation immersion for QUT MBA and Executive MBA students, and expanding QUT’s entrepreneurship program through access to MIT’s global entrepreneurial networks. .

The collaboration is led by MIT Sloan Global Programs.

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