Are you going to be in Brisbane, Australia, next week? Or can you get there? If so, there is an excellent opportunity for you to get up close with one of the leading social identity theorists in the world.
The APS College of Organisational Psychologists has organized Alex Haslam to present on some of his latest leadership research. Specifically, his intention is to present the results of his recent efforts to look at how a social identity understanding of leadership can operate in the ‘real world’.
More details about the event can be found here.
There you can also get a sense of Alex’s extraordinary academic record and accolades. His rap sheet is about as impressive as it gets. You will be hard pressed to find a better credentialed speaker on the topics of leadership theory and leadership practice. Alex was also there in the trenches as the social identity approach was establishing itself through the 1990s as leading social psychological theory. If you have any interest in this topic, or the social identity approach more generally, I would highly recommend clearing your calendar.
Not in Brisbane? Doesn’t matter.
The event will be streamed online. If you have a computer and internet (I have good reason to suspect that you do) you can get access to the event by registering as normal and then emailing Heather Ikin to receive the relevant instructions.
And don’t worry. This isn’t going to be the mumbled introspective ramblings of some dry and dusty academic, with slide after slide of data and tables putting you to sleep. Alex doesn’t just know his stuff; he is also an engaging speaker, more than capable of looking past specific research findings toward to the bigger picture.
But don’t take my word for it. Check out the below video for a sample.
I will certainly be there. Feel free to come up and say hi.