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Collaborative Intelligence Seminar July 7

J. Richard Hackman

Collaborative Intelligence: Using Teams to Solve Hard Problems, featuring a presentation by author J. Richard Hackman, will be held on July 7, at 10:00 am in the Charles B. Wang Center, Lecture Hall Two.

Hackman is the Edgar Pierce Professor of Social and Organizational Psychology at Harvard University and one of the world’s leading experts on group dynamics, team performance, leadership effectiveness, and the design of self-managing teams and organizations. His book Leading Teams won the George R. Terry Book Award of the Academy of Management in 2004 and he also authored Groups that Work (and Those that Don’t). Hackman is a member of the prestigious U.S. Intelligence Science Board.

The presentation will demonstrate how to create an environment where teamwork flourishes and will identify enabling conditions that increase the likelihood for teams to be effective in any setting or type of organization. Hackman will draw upon recent research findings as well as his own experience as an intelligence researcher and advisor. The presentation is particularly suited to intelligence, defense, crisis management, and law enforcement professionals. Business, computer science, psychology, health management, and epidemiology majors should also find the seminar compelling.

A light breakfast will be served at 10:00 am, with introductions by Suffolk County Police Department Deputy Chief Mark White and Todd Pittinsky, Associate Professor of Technology and Society at Stony Brook, at 10:30 am.

The event is free and so is parking, but space is limited so be sure to make a reservation to attend. Parking will be provided at the Administrative Overflow Parking Lot northeast of the Wang Center.

Sponsors include the Department of Technology and Society and the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University, LI InfraGard Alliance, LI Metropolitan Area College, and University Security Consortium.

A book signing by the author will follow.

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