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Education Supper 2017 and Admissions Ceremony

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The annual celebration of our educational and professional development work, and award of the URWICK PRIZE.  Booking is available both to MEMBERS and NON-MEMBERS; please click on the  || Register Now ||  button to the right, which will automatically be visible when booking is open

  
Leadership Paradoxes and the Challenges facing Business Schools
and Presentation of The Urwick Prize

Our guest speaker this year is Professor Marianne Lewis, Dean of Cass Business School and Professor of Management. She joined Cass two years ago, taking over the reins from Professor Steven Haberman; both of them have been, and are, very close to WCoMC - particularly given our relationship through CassCCE. Marianne joined Cass from the Carl H Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati, where she was Associate Dean and has over 20 years' experience in international business research and education.

Marianne's present research explores leadership and management issues involving organisational paradoxes. "Change and complexity accentuate tensions" resulting in competing demands, contradictory pressures and challenging double-binds. Her work develops paradox theory to explore related leadership opportunities and challenges. She is currently completing two books addressing leadership and organisational paradox, and will use her research as the basis of her speech at the supper - focusing on the issues, tensions and paradoxes currently facing Business Schools, which include research vs teaching, rigour vs relevance, and short-term needs vs long-term vision.

We are delighted that not only is Marianne our guest of honour, but she will also be admitted as an Honorary Freeman of our Company at the admissions ceremony immediately before the supper. 

​As in previous years, we will also be awarding the Urwick Prize, which commemorates the life and work of the distinguished management consultant, writer and educator Colonel Lyndall Fownes Urwick, the founder of Urwick Orr Management Consultants. It is now awarded annually for the best academic paper relating to management consultancy published in the UK in the last two years.

This year the Company is pleased to present the prize to Professor William Harvey, Exeter Business School, Professor Timothy Morris, Saïd Business School and Milena Mueller Santos, University of Oxford, for their paper “Reputation and identity conflict in management consulting”.

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Dress code is "Business Attire"

June 6th, 2017 6:30 PM   to   10:30 PM
Armourers' Hall
81 Coleman Street
LONDON, EC2R 5BJ
Members and their Guests £ 75.00
Non-Members £ 85.00

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