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Townhall Meeting and Back-to-School Weekend Feb 11, 2012

University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 9:00 AM (Singapore Standard Time Singapore Time)

Townhall Meeting and Back-to-School Weekend Feb 11,...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Lecture with Mike Gibbs Ended Free $0.00
Townhall with Rob Gertner and Mike Gibbs Ended Free $0.00
Lunch Ended Free $0.00
Workshop on Organization Constellation Ended $20.00 $0.00

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Dear Alumni,

It's time to reconnect with your alma mater, so come down to the Asia campus (even if you did graduate from another campus), return to the classroom, and meet new and old friends. We have two exciting learning opportunities: a back-to-school lecture on encouraging workplace creativity, and then, an experiential workshop on influencing organizational effectiveness with alumna Ya-Ning Tung, '02 (AXP-1). Our new deputy dean for part-time programs, Rob Gertner, along with the faculty dean for EMBA programs, Michjael Gibbs, will also provide an update of the school's global strategy. Spouses and partners are most welcomed to participate.


Date: Saturday, February 11, 2012

9:00am Breakfast

9:30am Back-to-School: "Rewarding Innovation - Can New Ideas Be Bought?" by Michael Gibbs, Clinical Professor of Economics and Faculty Director, EMBA Program

10: 30am Coffee Break

10:45am Townhall with Deputy Dean Rob Gertner and Faculty Director Michael Gibbs:  Chicago Booth Global Strategy

12:00pm  Lunch

1:00pm  Workshop: "Organization Constellation, a phenomenological approach to decision-making in the organization" by Ya-Ning Tung, '02 (AXP-1) 

4:00pm  Event ends


Cost: All events are free with the exception of the experiential workshop by Ya-Ning Tung, there is a charge of $20 to secure your commitment (funds will be donated to the Annual Fund).

These events are organized in conjunction with the AXP-1 Reunion weekend. Please feel free to join AXP-1 celebratory drinks on Friday February 10, 7pm. Venue will be announced soon.


Back-to-School: "Rewarding Innovation - Can New Ideas Be Bought?"

Can creativity be motivated by rewards? This question is the subject of controversy among psychologists and economists. Professor Michael Gibbs, faculty director of the Executive MBA Program and clinical professor of economics, provides some new insights into this question by discussing his latest research on innovation at an Indian technology company. The company uses interesting and unusual practices to motivate employees to generate new ideas on behalf of clients - including an experiment involving non-monetary rewards for new ideas.

Join Professor Gibbs as he reveals findings from the experiment, and explains the implications for motivating creativity in the workplace.


Organization Constellation, A phenomenological approach to decision-making 

In every human system, there exists underlying dynamic that influences how each member within this system operates. The dynamic affects members’ thought process, and behavior, as if there is a list of “code of conduct” being imposed. Whether it’s a small business or a global enterprise, such phenomenon exists. When the dynamic is in alignment, it can be a driving force for sustained growth. However, based on Bert Hellinger’s findings on family and business systems, when the dynamic is not in the appropriate order or balance, it became a hindering force preventing success.

Using Bert Hellinger’s Systemic Constellation method, we reveal how this invisible dynamic is affecting the organization. For people in a decision-making role, this understanding is helpful in the following ways:

  • To be in-tune with the dynamic so as to optimize results.
  • To restore order and balance within the organization and achieve synergy.
  • To get clarity on the driving cause of complex issues and enable problem resolution.
  • To test and refine the quality of strategic decision prior to implementation

Learn more on how you can influence organizational effectiveness>

Ya-Ning Tung, '02 (AXP-1) has 20 years of corporate experience as Regional Director of Operations in a MNC, leading AP regional and country teams to meet business objectives. Having been in a decision making role accountable for regional operational effectiveness on a day-to-day basis, as well as leading numerous restructuring, right-sizing, compliance policy implementation and automation investment projects, Ya-Ning finds Systemic Constellation, a method developed by German psychotherapist and philosopher, Bert Hellinger, one of the most impactful and effective way to get clarity on complex human system issues. Ya-Ning has gone through several years of immersion to this work, and has been trained by numerous trainers, including Bert Hellinger, as well as trainers specialize in using this method as a business consulting tool, including Gunthard Weber, Klaus P Horn and Judith Hemming. 


Have questions about Townhall Meeting and Back-to-School Weekend Feb 11, 2012? Contact University of Chicago Booth School of Business

When & Where

The House of Tan Yeok Nee
101 Penang Road, corner of Clemenceau Road
Singapore, 238466

Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 9:00 AM (Singapore Standard Time Singapore Time)

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