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Alumni Masterclass and Reception in Shanghai 2017

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Thursday 23rd March 2017
The Grand Kempinski Hotel  
Lujiazui Ring Road 1288 
200120 Shanghai


City University of London and Cass Business School are pleased to invite all alumni to an evening masterclass and reception in Shanghai. Professor Marianne Lewis will be delivering an interactive masterclass in Organisational Behaviour following on from her previous visit in 2015. The evening will give you an opportunity to reconnect with former City and Cass colleagues, participate in an engaging masterclass, learn of new developments at the University and to meet with current staff.

Masterclass: Leading through Paradox

Professor Marianne W. Lewis is Dean of Cass Business School, City, University of London and is an international thought leader in the field of leadership and organisational paradoxes.

In this exclusive masterclass, she will share the power of a paradox lens. Sharpened through two decades of research, Professor Lewis will discuss how great leaders help their organisations thrive with tensions intensified by rapid change and rising complexity. How do leaders ensure that their organisations excel at disciplined efficiency for today and bold innovation that enables tomorrow? How do they deliver on financial targets to thrill their shareholders, while achieving greater social purpose that ensures sustainability? How do they build global integration and scale, as they meet diverse local needs? Rather than tradeoffs, paradoxical leaders stress synergies and learning. 

Professor Lewis’s work appears in leading journals as the Harvard Business Review, Academy of Management Journal, and Organization Science. Her paper, “Exploring paradox: Toward a more comprehensive guide” received the Academy of Management Review Best Paper Award in 2000 and is among the most cited in the field. 


18.45 – 19.15                    Registration and welcome drinks
19.15 – 20.00                    Welcome and masterclass by Prof Marianne Lewis
20.15 – 21.30                    Reception and Networking


Please book below. If you are having difficulty registering, please email us at and we can process your registration.

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