The PUPOL will organize a panel at the International Research Society for Public Management Conference. The first virtual IRSPM Conference will be held on April 20 – 23, 2021. The call for paper abstracts is open until February 12, 2021. (Details of abstract submission)
- The sponsored panel: Public Leadership and Societal Challenges: The Role of Political, Managerial and Community Leadership
- Corresponding chair: Alessandro Sancino firstname.lastname@example.org
- Panel Chairs: John Bryson, Rich Callahan, Barbara Crosby, Jean Hartley, Ben Kuipers, Brad Jackson, Karin Lasthuizen, Rudolf Metz, Sonia Ospina, Alessandro Sancino, Siv Vangen
Societies face increasingly complex and wicked challenges occurring simultaneously, across a diverse range of issues such as global health threats to our lifestyle, freedom, and the economy; technological advances that impact on privacy; threats to democracy; climate emergency; income and racial inequalities; migration, and more.
To address such societal challenges, on one side citizens look to public leaders to exercise leadership on behalf of them; on the other side, citizens step up to take a public leadership role, for example, Greta Thunberg for climate change. Examining the impact of leadership on society and communities expands the understanding of whether and how public leadership can make a difference.
This panel proposal calls for papers to investigate the role, processes, and impact of public leadership in responding to contemporary complex and wicked societal challenges at any level, from the micro to the macro. Public leadership is intended broadly, as leadership in the public sphere (Hartley 2018) dealing with collective problems and/or collective opportunities across sectors. We welcome both theoretical and empirical contributions, with a range of well-articulated methodologies.
Abstracts should be of max. 500 words including references. More detailed authors’ guidelines will be available on IRSPM.org and the ExOrdo system for reference. The panel is organized in cooperation with the PUPOL (Public and Political Leadership) network https://www.pupolnetwork.com and will feature traditional paper presentation sessions, and open sessions to discuss public leadership in a post-Covid-19 world and needed future directions of public leadership research. This will enable the panel to bring together a range of diverse views and traditions on public leadership.
Some of the topics that are particularly welcome are the following, but we are open to any relevant work which studies political, managerial and community leadership for the public sphere:
- The relationship between public leadership, collaborative governance, and strategic management;
- Public leadership responses to Covid-19, including comparative analysis across and within nations
- Political leaders under stress: challenges of populism and technocracy for democratic leadership in extraordinary times;
- Place-based and collaborative approaches to public leadership;
- The role of leadership in enhancing the salience of purpose in public organizations and partnerships;
- Ethical leadership and the role of compassion in political and public leadership responses to crises;
- Differences and/or similarities of forms of political, managerial and community leadership;
- The role of public leadership in addressing causes and consequences of inequality and social exclusion;
- Public leadership from the ground up: resistance and agency of historically marginalized and subaltern groups;
- The role of public and political interactive leadership in engaging members of the society in interactive policy and public management;
- Positive and negative followership and the role of social networks and media and their impacts on leadership.
Our 5th international conference was finished successfully online on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 October 2020. We are grateful to have Leiden Leadership Centre to host PUPOL2020 “Leadership in Progress”! Ben Kuipers and the local organizing committee team made fantastic work in these challenging and unusual times. Through many interesting lectures, workshops, and seminars, we have not only learned more about new ways of analyzing and conceptualizing public and political leadership, but we have will tighten our relations reinforcing a collaboration between academia and practice that is essential to advance public leadership. We also launched our Early Career Network (more details coming soon)!
Here you will find a brief summary in word and pictures of the two conference days!
We are preparing a series of seminars for next year encouraging students and practitioners to discuss theoretical, ethical, and methodological issues of public and political leadership. We will soon provide more details!
The 5th PUPOL International conference has been transformed into a fully online remote conference.
To enable a smooth and vibrant online meeting and help with its organisation, we kindly ask participants to:
- check the set up of the panel session division, based on the timeslot preferences provided us with (direct link here);
- upload the full paper or other research material
- confirm registration and buy tickets for online participation.
The deadline is 5th October.
Full details can be found on the Conference Website > https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/governance-and-global-affairs/leiden-leadership-centre/pupol2020
The new dates for PUPOL2020 are the 15-16 October 2020.
The conference can be attended either in real life or virtually (remote conference).
Check all new details here: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/governance-and-global-affairs/leiden-leadership-centre/pupol2020
The 5th PUPOL International Conference has been postponed due to the Covid-19 spread. More details can be found here.
We are proud to announce that the fifth PUPOL International Conference will take place on 16-17 April 2020 in The Hague, The Netherlands.
The conference theme will be “Leadership in Progress: New Avenues in Studying and Developing Public and Political Leadership”.
The Call for Papers is now open! (deadline for submission: 1st November 2019)
You can find all details about it and the conference (programme, fee,…) here: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/events/2020/04/conference-pupol-public-and-political-leadership
We look forward to welcoming all of you in The Hague!
Kia ora from a sunny Wellington, New Zealand!
We are delighted to announce that we have received over 40 paper submissions for PUPOL 2019. The call for papers is now closed. Authors of the 36+ papers that have been accepted have now all been contacted and registrations are under way.
Academic institutions from across the globe – 16 countries – will be represented at this conference. Countries represented include: Australia, Canada, UK, The Netherlands, America, Germany, The United Arab Emirates, Italy, Sweden, Poland, Indonesia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, The Philippines, South Africa and of course New Zealand.
The conference is being hosted by The Brian Picot Chair in Ethical Leadership at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and will be based on the University’s Marae (Maori meeting house).
Take a look at our website formore information www.victoria.ac.nz/pupol-2019
We look forward to sharing more news and information next year!
Did you miss the 3rd International PUPOL Conference? Or did you also enjoy participating in it?
You can now read Prof. Jean Hartley‘s article that comes from her excellent keynote speech of the conference and that has just been published in the International Journal of Public Leadership.
Here the link to the open access article: https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/IJPL-09-2018-0048
Enjoy the read!