Alphacrucis College

Leadership - Biennial International Conference

Leadership is increasingly important in our rapidly changing and rootless world.  What is good leadership?  How is good leadership related to the context in which it is exercised? How does Christian faith relate to leadership?  These are some of the questions that will be explored in this conference, culminating in a keynote address by Dr Tony Golsby-Smith.

Dr Tony Golsby-Smith is the founder and CEO of 2nd Road, a strategic innovation consultancy that pioneers the use of design thinking in solving complex organisational problems. He is an Adjunct Professor at UTS Business School in Sydney; a Fellow of the Batten Institute at Darden Business School, University of Virginia; and was the Nierenberg Visiting Chair of Design at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh in 1995. He has been a regular blogger for Harvard Business Review, and his published articles include “How Design offers Strategy a new Toolkit” for the Journal of Business Strategy, and “Fourth Order Design:a practical perspective” for Design Issues.

Papers are welcome within the themes of Theology of Leadership, Leadership Ethics, Educational Leadership, Church Leadership, Not for Profit Leadership, The Dark Side of Leadership, and Thought Leadership. Papers may be theoretical, empirical studies, historical studies, critiques of leadership theories/models, reports and analysis of successful implementation of particular models.

For full consideration, submissions should include the following information:

  • Title of paper
  • Author(s)’ name, affiliation, and credentials
  • An abstract of 400 – 600 words
  • Brief reference list
  • The title of the theme (of the eight themes identified above) in which the submission fits

Submissions should be sent in electronic form, in Word format, to

Submissions will be peer-reviewed and authors will be contacted within 6 - 8 weeks of submission. Submissions will be accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis till 2nd March 2015.    

Conference Committee

  • Associate Professor Lily A. Arasaratnam (Chair)
    Director of Research, Alphacrucis College
  • Associate Professor Stephen Fogarty
    Principal, Alphacrucis College
  • Professor Paul Oslington
    Dean of Business, Alphacrucis College
  • Dr Ian Jagelman
    Head of Leadership Studies, Alphacrucis College

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