Seminars at NIP

Team Creativity and Innovation and Leadership

6th November, 2019

Prof. Dr. Roni Reiter-Palmon (Director, I/O Psychology Graduate Program; Director of Innovation, Center for Collaboration Science) of University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), USA delivered seminar on “Team Creativity and Innovation and Leadership” on 6th Nov 2019 in National Institute of Psychology (NIP), Center of Excellence. Seminar was organised under Pakistan Universities Linkages Program of University of Nebraska, Omaha(PULP-UNO). Around 80 participants attended the seminar. Participants were faculty of UNO and 3 leading universities of Pakistan (Quaid-i-Azam University, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, and Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences) and students of MPhil and PhD. Seminar started at 11:30 am.

Dr. Humaira Jami (Alumni PULP-UNO) introduced the PULP and the participants and speaker of the seminar. On behalf of the Director NIP, Prof. Dr. Anila Kamal, she thanked Dr. Patrick McNamara (Director, International Studies, UNO), Dr. Rao Nadeem (Anthropology Department, QAU), and Mr. Buland (Coordinator PULP) for their support in organising the event. Prof. Dr. Roni Reiter-Palmon during her lecture stressed upon the need of diversity in team building to promote creativity and innovation. Good leaders acknowledge diverse ideas and provide psychological safety to team members to work for creative but feasible ideas. They play active role in team building and embrace multi-disciplinary approach in team selection. She concluded her talk by highlighting existing research gap in areas of creativity and leadership. After question answer session, faculty interacted with students and then proceeded for the lunch. Activity was concluded on good notes to strengthen future ties between UNO and universities of Pakistan. Dr. Anila Kamal gave away souvenirs to the UNO professors and faculty of NIP gave a warm send off to all guests.

Reported by: Dr. Humaira Jami

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