Mark Scott, Managing Director of the ABC, will host a roundtable discussion - Conversations about Ethical Leadership - at The University of Western Australia soon. One of the questions raised will be: ‘Should we expect a higher moral standard from public leaders than we do from ourselves?'
Conversationalists include Associate Professor Debra Meyerson, Stanford University, whose research includes the construction and destruction of work-life boundaries; Mr Wayne Osborn, the recently retired Managing Director of Alcoa; Mr John Poulsen, Managing Partner of Minter Ellison and Professor Amanda Sinclair, Melbourne University, whose publications highlight how trust, openness and a moderate ego are emerging as critical capabilities in leading diverse workforces effectively.
The discussion is the precursor of an international "Engendering Leadership Through Research and Practice" Conference to be held at UWA from 21 - 24 July. Some of the world's experts on aspects of leadership will generate new thinking about tackling the major problems facing humankind.
Keynote speakers include:
Professor Joanne Martin, US, known for her research on gender in organisations
Professor Jeff Hearn, Finland/Sweden/UK, one of the founders of critical studies on men
Adjunct Professor Pat Dudgeon, UWA, from the Bardi people in the Kimberley, one of the founders of academic work in the area of Indigenous people and psychology
Christine Nixon, Chief Commissioner Victoria Police, winner of Business Review Weekly's 10 Most Innovative Leaders Award 2007.
The roundtable discussion is a free public event and will be held in UWA's Octagon Theatre on Sunday 20 July from 2pm to 4pm. Telephone Veronica Cavlovic to reserve a place on (08) 6488 2936.
The University Club will be the venue for the conference, which starts at 6pm on Monday 21 July.