Distinguished Fellow at Harvard Law School to Deliver NUI Galway Masterclass

Dr Heidi K Gardner
Mar 07 2019 Posted: 10:10 GMT

Dr Heidi K. Gardner, Distinguished Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Center on the Legal Profession, will deliver a masterclass entitled ‘Smart Collaboration: How Professionals and Their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos’. Organised by NUI Galway’s MBA Alumni Association, the masterclass will take place on Tuesday, 12 March, at 6pm in the Human Biology Building, NUI Galway.


During the masterclass Dr Gardner will discuss how collaboration is not just a buzzword, but a business necessity. As the commercial, technological, competitive, and regulatory environments become increasingly complex, knowledge workers must collaborate across disciplinary and organisational boundaries to tackle those sophisticated issues. By teaming up to integrate expertise, workers can address problems more effectively and efficiently.  Otherwise, collaboration can be costly, risky, time-consuming, and painful. 


During this event, findings from the research and how it applies specifically to attendees will be discussed. The masterclass aims provoke dialogue, raise and answer questions, and generally make the session as interactive as possible.


Martin Hughes MBA Director at NUI Galway said: “The defining feature of future knowledge work will be smart collaboration and we are delighted to welcome the highly acclaimed Heidi Gardner to address Galway Business and Law community.  We see this as a unique opportunity for Galway enterprise to explore the complexity and challenges of understanding and facilitating smart collaboration.”


Dr Gardner is author of the recently-released book Smart Collaboration: How Professionals and Their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos. Dr Gardner also serves as a Harvard Lecturer on Law, and Faculty Chair of the school’s Accelerated Leadership Program and Sector Leadership Masterclass executive courses. Previously she was a Professor at Harvard Business School.


Gardner’s research received the Academy of Management’s prize for paper with Outstanding Practical Implications for Management. She has authored or co-authored more than fifty book chapters, case studies, and articles in scholarly and practitioner journals, including several in Harvard Business Review. Her first book, Leadership for Lawyers: Essential Strategies for Law Firm Success was published in 2015. She was recently named by Thinkers 50 as a Next Generation Business Guru.


To register for the event visit https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/de38U95GL4337l.

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