4th June 2013: Creative Leadership Project – Event 1 – Leadership and Language

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You are warmly invited to participate free of charge in a series of interactive workshops linking research and practice to create new ways of leading in public service organisations. The workshops will draw on three distinct areas of expertise in relation to creative leadership: Language, Innovation and Space.

Event 1: Leadership and Language

Leadership and Language

For the past century, our views of leadership theory and leadership development have been dominated by a conceptual understanding of leadership and management that is deeply rooted within the English language. It is time now to uncover language-specific roots of leadership, management and other relevant concepts in other languages. This will enable a greater understanding of leadership practice and inform culturally sensitive leadership development initiatives.

This Workshop draws on findings from research commissioned by the Welsh Government into the existence, meaning and use of the concepts of leading, managing and directing in the Welsh language. A short presentation will highlight key findings from the study, illustrating both academic and practice-oriented reflections. This will be followed by facilitated round table discussions and the opportunity to network with and learn about others’ experiences with different languages in relation to leadership.

Date: 4th June 2013

Time: 5.30-7.30pm

Venue: Executive Development Centre, Frenchay Campus, University of the West of England

Speakers: Dr Doris Schedlitzki (UWE), Dr Gareth Edwards (UWE), Gethin While (Welsh Government)


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