Leaders value the opportunity to discuss and explore complex issues in a confidential environment. Over the years we have hosted masterclass sessions with a guest speaker and the opportunity for dialogue and reflections.
Susan is a Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Diversity Management. She is also Director of the International Centre for Women Leaders at Cranfield School of Management in Bedford, England. Her particular research interests are women's leadership styles, their managerial careers and the gender diversity of corporate boards.
Thought Partners were delighted to host Susan on the 7th October 2009 and take advantage of her long association with our Consultant Dr Dale Nelson, who worked with Susan for several years while living in the United Kingdom. Dale remains a Visiting Fellow for Cranfield School of Management whilst living and working in New Zealand.
Susan joined the Thought Partners team and a group of invited guests to discuss Increasing Diversity in the Boardroom.
Adam Kahane, LeAnne Grillo, and Jeff Barnum from Reos Partners USA
In March 2008 we co-hosted, along with The Leadership Development Centre (LDC), Adam and his two colleagues for two weeks in Wellington. Adam Kahane, author of Solving Tough Problems, An Open Way of Talking and Listening and Creating New Realities co-facilitated a strategy session for Thought Partners using the Reos Partners' Change Lab methodology. To ensure we included the next generation in our thinking and planning we enjoyed the company of three young people from AIESEC, a student organisation we have worked closely with for eight years. We were privileged to have such talented people work with us on our business development.
We also offered a public programme dedicated to developing capability in NZ using Reos Partners' Change Lab methodology. This methodology provides a process to identify new ways to address complex issues and to uncover innovations with the potential to shape better futures. This workshop was well received by participants.
We are accredited to use the Reos Partners' Change Lab methodology so contact us if you'd like more information.
To learn more about the work of Reos Partners visit www.reospartners.com.
In February 2007 we hosted a retreat in the Marlborough Sounds with Meg. The goup enjoyed relaxed dialogue with Meg that was restorative, spiritual and rewarding. To learn more about Meg's work visit www.margaretwheatley.com.