All Australian organisations are currently facing disruption – or they’re about to, according to one of a global thought leader on innovation, technology management, digital transformation and disruption.

Harvard Professor Karim. R. Lakhani, who has worked on projects with NASA and other international organisations, is coming to Perth from July to share his insights with Australian executives at the Forum which runs from July 13-16 at the Hyatt Regency Perth.

AIM WA CEO Emeritus Professor Gary Martin said the Australian Institute of Management WA (AIM WA) and The University of Western Australia (UWA Business School) were pleased to host Prof. Lakhani’s as part of the annual 'Senior Executive Forum'.

“Prof. Lakhani’s work is particularly relevant given the ever-increasing state of economic flux and constraint currently being experienced across all sectors,” Prof. Martin said.

There’s never been a better time for senior business leaders, executives and their teams to stand up and respond to the growing challenges facing them,” he said.

“Whether you’re from the private or public sector, many businesses are currently reeling from the effects of changes to government legislation and markets, new technology and changing business and organisation models.

Prof. Lakhani argues there’s no escaping this spectre of disruption, and the only real question is how best to combat it.

Prof. Lakhani will provide insight on the necessary responses to these radical shifts in business models during AIM WA+UWA Business School Executive Education’s three-day, fully residential “Senior Executive Forum: Leadership, Strategy and Disruption”.

Prof. Martin said the Forum provided senior executives with the necessary authentic leadership skills, strategic thinking capabilities, and an ability to respond that will not only allow them to survive worldwide disruption, but to thrive in it.

Prof. Lakhani will be joined by another global leadership expert - Professor Scott Snook, also from the world-renowned Harvard Business School.

Professors Snook and Lakhani have an in-depth knowledge of authentic, values-based leadership and strategic thinking gained over many years of working with industry leaders around the world.

The Forum will cover many of the most pressing areas required to address disruption and provide authentic leadership in your business, including:

  • Will you see the disruption coming?
  • Will your strategy still be relevant?
  • How will you and your leadership team respond?

Prof. Martin said both Professors Snook and Lakhani would take a strategic approach - using the famous Harvard case method of teaching to explore both the challenge and response to radical shifts in business models.

“Prof. Snook will examine how, with rapid shifts in the market and with organisation business models turned upside down, current strategies lose their relevance and people look to their leaders for guidance to cope with uncertainty,” he said. 

“Acquiring a deep understanding of your core purpose frees you to lead with authenticity and integrity.”

Past participants of this Forum include CEOs, senior executives, general managers and business heads, and those with the potential to reach these most senior organisational levels.

“The AIM WA+UWA Business School Executive Education’s Senior Executive Forum is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to help ‘future proof’ your business against the inevitability of disruption,” Prof. Martin said.

For more information about the Forum please contact Nola de Mouncey, Manager, International Programs at AIM WA on +61 8 9383 8050, or click here

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