“Managing Conflict While Leading Change.”
Catherine Bertini, Former Executive Director, UN World Food Program, Professor Emeritus, Maxwell School, Syracuse University.
Leading change in organizations inevitably creates conflict. Effective leaders manage that conflict strategically so that it results in productive growth. The more complex the organization and radical the change, the more conflict results, demanding ever more skillful leadership. Catherine Bertini, a former Rockefeller Foundation Fellow and head of the UN World Food Program, will offer ideas from her latest publication, Leading Change in United Nations Organizations, released in June 2019. The publication is especially important because it brings together around two dozen former United Nations executives and offers concrete advice concerning one of the world’s most complex international organizations.
Conversations in Conflict Studies is a weekly educational speaker series for students, faculty, and the community. The series, sponsored by PARCC, draws its speakers from Syracuse University faculty, national and international scholars and activists, and PhD students. Pizza is served.
This event was first published on September 16, 2019 and last updated on September 20, 2019.