Northwestern, Stanford Professors to lead Creative Alliances Seminar

By NAS    Apr 5, 2010

Two outstanding professors from Northwestern and Stanford will be teaching the National Arts Strategies’ Creative Alliances seminar in Detroit July 22-23.

Walter W. Powell is Professor of Education and (by courtesy) Sociology, Organizational Behavior, Management Science, and Communication at Stanford University. He has extensive experience in organization theory and has written dozens of papers on inter-organizational collaboration and the growing importance of networks and alliances in innovation. He is also the editor of The Nonprofit Sector: A Research Handbook.

Jeannette Colyvas is Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences and Human Development and Social Policy at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy. Professor Colyvas’ research interests include organizations and entrepreneurship; institutions and networks; and comparing public, private, and nonprofit forms of organizing. Her published work has appeared in the journals of Management Science, Research in Organizational Behavior and Research in the Sociology of Organizations.

Throughout this two-day working session, Professors Powell and Colyvas will engage teams in case studies, class discussions and team exercises as they give participants the tools to strategically analyze and pursue alliances and collaborations. All participating teams will attend with a 2010 Organization Fellowship covering the full cost of tuition. Teams from outside the Detroit area will also receive travel support of up to $600 per person to help with the costs of travel and lodging.

The deadline to apply is May 21. Apply now »