NLS Conference Program

The first Academy/Industry conference organized by the Network of Leadership Scholars will be held at the downtown campus of UT-San Antonio on August 10th and 11th, 2011. You can view the program here.

The First Annual NLS Academy/Industry Conference on Leadership, Sustainability and Innovation: Bridging the Academic-Practitioner Divide


Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

8:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast

8:30 AM

Conference Opening

  • Welcome remarks
  • Conference Agenda

9:00 – 10:00 AM

Panel discussion: “Current state and issues in leadership, sustainability and innovation”


  • Stephen Hayes, CEO, International Center for Complex Project Management (bio)
  • Roberta Lang, Vice President and General Counsel, Whole Foods Market (bio)
  • Sim Sitkin, Professor of Management & Director, Center on Leadership & Ethics, Duke University (bio)
  • Sandra Waddock, Galligan Chair of Strategy and Professor of Management, Boston College (bio)

Moderated by: Mary Uhl-Bien, Professor, Howard Hawks Chair in Business Ethics and Leadership, University of Nebraska (bio)

10:00 – 10:15 AM

Morning Tea

10:15 – 11:00 AM

An Introduction to the Design Thinking Framework by Andrew Marshall, Primed Associates (bio)

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Session I: Agco

1:00 PM


2:00 – 4:00 PM

Session II: International Center for Complex Project Management (ICCPM)

4:00 PM

Afternoon tea

4:30 – 5:00 PM

Day 1 summary

7:30 PM

Conference dinner (at a nearby restaurant)

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

8:00 AM


8.30 – 9:15 AM

Keynote by Dr. Matthew Barney, Director, Infosys Leadership Institute, India

9:30 – 11:30 AM

Session III: Infosys

11:30 AM


12:15 – 2:15 PM

Session IV: Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC)

2:15 PM

Afternoon Tea

2:45 – 3:15 PM

Opportunities for Academy/Industry Collaboration: An Open Forum

3:30 – 4:30 PM

Closing Session: Summary, Take-aways and next-steps



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