The Integrated Management Symposium Series offers the McGill and Montreal communities a free forum that pairs Desautels professors with prominent world leaders in their field to discuss challenges facing society.
The 2017-18 Series addressed The Future of Work and explored how jobs and careers are changing due to social, environmental, and technological disruptions.
“Through the Integrated Management Symposium Series, I have learned greatly about a variety of remarkable topics ranging from the economic crisis to the Ebola crisis. I particularly cherish the personal advice about leadership and career development generously extended to us students.”– Roman Celac (BCom’18)
Recent symposia on The Future of Work
Disruption in the Workplace: Artificial Intelligence in the 21st Century
October 2017: “Disruption in the Workplace: Artificial Intelligence in the 21st Century” featured Yann LeCun, Director of AI Research at Facebook and Silver Professor and Founding Director of the Center for Data Science at New York University, with Matissa Hollister, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour, on the future of work and careers in the face of advancing technological capabilities. Learn more
Supply Chain Diversity Through Cross-Sector Collaboration: Building Successful Businesses from Science-based Discovery
October 2017: “Supply Chain Diversity Through Cross-Sector Collaboration: Creating Social Impact Without Losing Sight of the Bottom Line” featured Mary Anderson, President of WBE Canada, Tracy Joshua, Vice President of KNA Procurement at Kellogg’s, and Patricia Hewlin, Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour, on the social and business benefits and cross-sector collaboration that encourage more businesses led by women, Aboriginals, and minorities to enter global supply chains. Learn more
The Workforce is Transitioning, and Everything Matters
April 2018: “The Workforce is Transitioning, and Everything Matters” featured Eric Labaye, Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company (Paris) and former Chairman of the McKinsey Global Institute, with Brian Rubineau, Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour, on automation technologies and global labour force disruptions. Learn more
If We All Hate Business Jargon, Why Do We Keep Using It?
May 2018: “If We All Hate Business Jargon, Why Do We Keep Using It?” featured André Spicer, Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Cass Business School, City, University of London, with Saku Mantere, Associate Professor of Strategy, on how to spot and counter vacuous management speak. Learn more
Redefining Health Care: Transformation of Health Systems for the 21st Century
November 2018: “Redefining Health Care: Transformation of Health Systems for the 21st Century” featured Susan Devore, CEO of Premier Inc., in conversation with Beste Kucukyazici, Assistant Professor of Operations Management, on value-based healthcare, the role of big data in the health system, and pathways to redesigning funding mechanisms. Learn more
Facing the Climate Change Challenge: Taking Significant Actions in Business and Government
November 2018: “Why Managing for Sustainability Matters” featured Mike Gerbis, CEO of the Delphi Group and GLOBE Group, in conversation with Paola Perez-Aleman, Associate Professor of Strategy, on the competitive advantage sustainability brings to for-profit, non-profit, and governmental organizations. Learn more