Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award

The International Leadership Association (ILA) and the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) are pleased to co-sponsor the annual Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award to recognize outstanding unpublished papers by undergraduate and graduate students. The award is named in honor of the distinguished scholar and former Chief Executive Officer of the Center. Recipients are honored at the Annual ILA Global Conference each year where they present their work in a special session. In addition to expenses to the conference, recipients receive $1,000 and a complimentary ILA membership.

Congratulations to Sylvie Plante, Winner of the 2020 Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award Winner!

Learn more about her research by attending her session on Sunday, 8 November from 17:15 to 18:30 EST. in Meeting Room 5

Sylvie Plante

Sylvie Plante researches innovation in partnership settings as a social scientist and doctoral candidate with Royal Roads University (RRU) in Victoria, Canada. She designs and facilitates experiential learning that supports collaborative innovation and change leadership as Associate Faculty with RRU, with Telfer Executive Programs (University of Ottawa) and as President and Principal consultant of Sylvie Plante Enterprise Channeling inc. Ms. Plante holds an M.A. in Organizational Management and Development from Fielding Graduate University, a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Ottawa, and Certificate in Human Resources Management from McGill University. In her consulting projects, Sylvie co-creates innovative solutions with clients across sectors to support organizational development, effectiveness and wellbeing. After completing the Doctor of Social Sciences program, she plans to expand her research and facilitation of innovation with a greater focus on work-integrated learning. Her goal is to help integrate the knowledge and experiences of academic, business and community partners in projects that strengthen digital literacy and inclusion across sectors.

The full title of the winning paper : Leading innovation using social capital in public-private partnerships. 
Short description: Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are a growing form of collaboration where each sector seeks to share resources and risks to accelerate innovation. In fact, many PPPs fail to achieve anticipated innovation outcomes, due in part to a breakdown of social relations between partners. To help leaders across sectors collaborate more effectively to manage innovation, critical incident interviews referencing different industry sectors and types of innovation were carried out, to produce a holistic understanding of the interaction of social capital and innovation in PPPs. Boundary spanning emerged as a valid complementary concept and capability to optimize social capital and facilitate PPP innovation.

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