Collaboration & Innovation 2009
Annual International Conference
September 15-17, 2009
Department of Organizational Leadership and Supervision (OLS)
College of Technology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Register Now For Conference
* Early registration is at a reduced fee.
Please call the hotel directly for registration and mention the conference. There are a block of rooms reserved for the conference. The two phone numbers from the hotel website: (800) 320-6291 or (765) 494-8913.
If teaming, leadership, and innovation are part of your strategy for competing in the market, this conference will provide a valuable learning opportunity. Three tracks create a rich array of learning opportunities: Teams & Collaboration, Leadership & Ethics, Creativity & Innovation.
Themes: Teams & Collaboration, Leadership & Ethics, Creativity & Innovation
- Orlando Ashford,
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, of MMC
(Marsh and McLennan Companies). Mr. Ashford joined MMC in September 2008.
In his role at MMC, Orlando serves as the lead employee advocate for 54,000 employees located in more than 100 countries. He and his team provide leadership on all aspects of Human Resources including talent management, diversity, total rewards and HR operations as well as the global employee communications function. Orlando has significant experience in corporate culture change and organizational transformation and is currently leading the creation of an employee brand across the firm globally.
Prior to MMC, Orlando was with the Coca-Cola Company starting in 2005, most recently as Group Director of Human Resources for Eurasia and Africa based in Istanbul, Turkey, where he led all HR activities across 90 countries including Russia, India, Africa, Turkey, Middle East and Eastern Europe. Orlando began his time with Coca-Cola in Atlanta as Vice President, Corporate Human Resources and Culture Transformation.
Previously, he was Vice President, Global HR Strategy and Organizational Development for Motorola, Inc (Schaumburg, IL). In this role, he had global responsibility for human resources strategic planning, global organizational development, HR systems and HR support of M&A. He also served as Vice President, Human Resources for the Americas. Upon entry into Motorola, he was Vice President and Director of Organizational Development, for the Personal Communications Sector.
Orlando was a Partner with Mercer Delta Consulting Group LLC (New York, NY), a management consulting firm which provides services related to the management of strategic level organizational change to major corporations and other institutions.
He has also worked as Director of Organizational Development and Performance for Ameritech (Hoffman Estates, IL) and he began his career with Andersen Consulting where he was a Senior Consultant in their Change Management practice.
Mr. Ashford is a member of ELC (Executive Leadership Council)
Mr. Ashford holds a BS in organizational leadership and an MS in industrial technology both from Purdue University.
- Gina O'Connor,
Dr. Gina O'Connor is the Academic Director for the Radical Innovation Research Project, Associate Director of the Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship and an associate professor in the Lally School of Management and Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York (RPI). Gina is a well-recognized thought leader in the field of innovation having been widely quoted in The Economist and Fast Company among other publications. Her fields of interest include new product development, radical innovation, technology commercialization and strategic marketing management in high technology arenas. The majority of her research efforts focus on how firms link advanced technology development to market opportunities.
She has articles published in Organization Science, The Journal of Product Innovation Management, California Management Review, Academy of Management Executive and The Journal of Strategic Marketing to name a few and is co- author of the book Radical Innovation, How Mature Firms Can Outsmart Upstarts, published by HBS Press in December, 2000. In addition, Gina is the lead author on Grabbing Lightning, Building a Capability for Breakthrough Innovation, published by Wiley & Sons in February 2008. Gina is co-author of the chapter "Bringing Radical Innovation and Other Major Innovations Successfully to Market - Bridging the Transition from R&D to Operations" in the Product Development Management Association's (PDMA's) 2004 ToolBook. Her executive education experience includes programs with companies such as General Motors, IBM and Albany International and she is consulting with others to help them develop, embed and sustain radical innovation management capabilities. Prior to joining RPI in 1988, Dr. O'Connor earned her Ph.D. in Marketing and Corporate Strategy at New York University and before that worked at McDonnell Douglas and Monsanto Chemical.
- Gina O’Connor, Ph.D., Director for the Radical Innovation Research Project and Associate Director of the Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is author of Grabbing Lightning: Building a Capability for Breakthrough Innovation.
- Jane Creswell, Managing Director of the Leadership Development Lab at Purdue University, is author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Coaching for Excellence.
- Sue Freedman, Ph.D., President of Knowledge Work Global and co-director of Managing Projects Across Borders, is author of Beyond Teams: Building the Collaborative Organization.
- Verna Allee, President of Value Networks, is author of The Future of Knowledge: Increasing Prosperity through Value Network and The Knowledge Evolution: Expanding Organizational Intelligence.
- Stan Gryskiewicz, Senior Fellow at the Center for Creative Leadership, is author of Making Creativity Practical: Innovation that Gets Results and Positive Turbulence: Developing Climates for Creativity, Innovation, & Renewal.
- Rick Lepsinger, President of OnPoint Consulting, author of Flexible Leadership: Creating Value by Balancing Multiple Challenges and Choices, The Art and Science of 360º Feedback, and The Art and Science of Competency Models
- Jill Nemiro, Associate Professor at California State in Pomona, author of Creativity in Virtual Teams: Key Components for Success and editor of The Handbook of High-Performance Virtual Teams
- Irene Petrick, Director of the Enterprise Informatics & Integration Center at Penn State, author of Manufacturing a Better future for America
Industry sessions will include:
- Kevin O’Brien, Boeing
- Jack Jennings, Sprint
- Tim Lovich, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
- Dave Ashton, Safari Glass
- Charles Goldwasser, IBM
- Bill Bellows, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne
Registration and details of the program are at: http://www.cci.purdue.edu
Contact Deb Tutak in OLS at email@example.com or 765-494-0940 with questions.
In 2008, the annual fall conference presented by The Center for Collaborative Organizations moved from the University of North Texas to Purdue University. We are broadening the theme to add creativity and innovation, ethics and leadership, and teams and collaboration to address more of the critical and interdependant facets of organizational effectiveness. We seek featured and keynote speakers on these topics and invite you to share your best practices, tools, methods, and stories as presenters or in discussion and exercises as audience members. We welcome your proposals and suggestions. The goal is to create a great learning and networking opportunity.
Michael M Beyerlein, Ph.D.
Organizational Leadership & Supervision