27 February 2017

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2017 International Conference Brochure: Collaboration in a Competitive World – Driving Innovation, Efficiency and Productivity

CRF's 9th International Conference is taking place between 2 and 4 October 2017. The theme for this year's conference is 'Collaboration in a Competitive World - Driving Innovation, Efficiency and Productivity'. The conference will explore various aspects of collaboration, including teaming and teamwork, cross-sector collaboration, improving performance through social network analysis, leading in the connected world and the downsides of collaboration. The conference speakers joining us will be:

  • Dr Margaret Heffernan - Author and Producer
  • Amy Edmondson - Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School
  • Rob Cross - Edward A. Madden Professor of Global Business, Babson College
  • Hamish Taylor - Innovation Consultant and Former CEO
  • Alex Steele - Jazz Pianist and Consultant

To find out more about the conference, the conference themes and our speaker, please download the conference brochure. Join us for this unique event to assess collaboration withing your organisation and bring improvements to your organisational performance.

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