Leadership conference to feature best-selling author Adam Grant

Published March 7, 2018

Leaders from the business, nonprofit and academic worlds will come together on May 4 for a conference hosted by the School of Management’s Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness (CLOE).

The daylong event, “Give and Take,” will focus on the power of people-oriented leadership — how thinking of others can help you lead and succeed. Adam Grant, author of three best-selling books on such subjects as how helping others drives our success, being an original and innovative leader, and facing adversity and building resilience, will be the keynote speaker.

The conference will begin at 8 a.m. in the new home for UB’s Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at 955 Main St. in downtown Buffalo.

“Adam Grant is among the most compelling thinkers on leadership,” says Paul Tesluk, dean and professor in the School of Management. “Backed by rigorous behavioral science, Grant will share powerful and actionable insights conference attendees can put to work in their organizations.”

Additional leadership presentations throughout the day will feature research from School of Management faculty and lessons from top-level industry experts.

The event builds upon the success of previous CLOE conferences, which have offered leaders the opportunity to learn about social innovation and entrepreneurship, emerging research and how to put that research into practice in their organizations, and new ways to build collaborations and relationships.

Tickets are $249 per person, with $199 early bird registration by March 15. For a full schedule and registration information, visit the CLOE website.

Launched in fall 2013, CLOE strives to create more effective leaders and organizations. One of the center’s key objectives is to advance research and teaching in the area of leadership and its impact on organizational effectiveness.