The Art of Adaptive Leadership

The Art of Adaptive Leadership: Featuring Adel Gamar, MPA, MEd, BEd

With Adel Gamar, MPA, MEd, BEd

The Adaptive Leadership framework is a practical toolkit that helps leaders and organizations adapt and thrive in complex, rapidly changing environments. At its core, the framework assists in providing leaders the insights and resilience to become more effective by engaging others in challenging work, particularly when facing complex organizational and/or interpersonal challenges. It builds capacity within organizations by mobilizing people to ask deeper questions and do adaptive work.

Join us to explore the premise that leadership is an activity, not a person, and that leadership can be exercised by anyone, whatever their role inside or outside of an organization.

In this interactive session, Adel Gamar will uncover how adaptive leadership can help individuals and organizations learn anew and thrive in competitive professional environments.

Takeaways for this session include:

  • Learn to define and identify adaptive challenges
  • Think critically and creatively about organizational challenges
  • Discover options for practicing leadership from any position

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
7:30-9:15 am

7:30-8:00 am: Registration & light breakfast
8:00-9:00 am: Workshop session
9:00-9:15 am: Q&A

UBC Robson Square – Theatre (C300)
800 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC – map


UBC Alumni: $20
UBC Sauder Executive Education Alumni: $20

UBC Students: $10
General Admission: $30

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About the Speaker

Adel Gamar

Adel Gamar, MPA, MEd, BEd, is CEO and Co-Founder of GLG Ltd., a boutique management consulting firm specializing in adaptive leadership, organizational strategy and change management. He is driven to forge effective collaborations among business, government, and non-profit sectors while creating lasting and impactful solutions. Over the course of his career, he has advised and trained senior leaders and teams of Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations, public sector agencies and governments worldwide. He served as Education Specialist at UNESCO and Policy Fellow at Harvard Law School. While at Harvard, Adel taught adaptive leadership and negotiation. He also co-facilitated the Think Tank on Global Education: Empowering Global Citizens.

Adel is an instructor with UBC Sauder Executive Education where he teaches programs on Adaptive Leadership and Adaptive collaboration. Adel holds an MPA from Harvard, M.Ed. from University of Leicester, and a B.Ed. from the University of Calgary. He currently serves on the boards of Douglas College (Vice-Chair) and Boston-based Knovva Academy.

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