Prof. Erwin Schwella at MU - ‘’Global Contextual Challenges: Public Leadership Implications”

MODUL University Vienna is proud to host a talk by the distinguished Professor Erwin Schwella from Stellenbosch University in South Africa.

Prof. Schwella holds the degrees BA Law, BA (Hons) Sociology, Honours B in Public Administration, Master of Public Administration (MPA) and PhD in Public Administration, all from the University of Stellenbosch, where he is now Professor and Director of the School of Public Management. Globally acknowledged as one of the leading academics in the field of public leadership, he has published widely in academic journals and co-authored textbooks, and maintains continuous involvement in senior leadership education and training at all levels of South African governance and administration. His current research interests include leadership in governance, institutional capacity building through organizational development, transformation and change management in complex and dynamic societies, strategic thinking and new forms of accountability in service delivery models.

At MU, Prof. Schwella will be addressing the topic ‘’Global Contextual Challenges: Public Leadership Implications”

‘’There are a number of very serious and powerful global contextual trends resulting in challenges facing public leadership globally, nationally and locally. The broad trends are in the areas of inequality, scarcity, sustainability, access, citizen expectations and poverty.

These trends impact severally and jointly in global, national and local systems to create challenges which at minimum can be seen as complex or even as wicked challenges for which there are no easy leadership answers and where the solutions to one aspect or a combination of aspects of the problem create new problems.

The talk will attempt to explore some public leadership options to deal with these challenges.’’

Date: Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Time: 17:00 - 19:00 pm

Venue: Audi Max 208/209 

Please contact to RSVP for the lecture.

Author: Stewart