Around the globe, progressive public safety leaders are moving the needle on innovation – they’re designing new policing services, building new digital operating models, and fostering new organizational cultures. Yet amidst all the innovation and change one element is imperative: Solid results require leaders to sustain transformation.
Yet sustaining transformation is easier said than done. Starting an innovation and change initiative is one thing. Moving the initiative sustainably over the finish line is another. Sustaining transformation requires aligning stakeholder vision, scaling new ways of working, and moving people to a new future. What sets apart transformative leaders is their ability to deftly pull all the pieces together and deliver results.
To help public safety leaders meet the challenge of sustaining transformation, Leadership for a Networked World and the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard, in collaboration with Mark43, are convening The 2019 Public Safety Summit: Sustaining Transformation to be held April 12 – 14 at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
At the Summit, participants will learn about and share best practices on leading and sustaining transformation within a rapidly changing environment as well as pacing the the level of change effectively. In particular, the Summit will help leaders grappling with tough questions, from vantage points including
This fifth annual Summit will bring together innovative and progressive public safety and justice leaders along with leading academics and industry experts to learn and share ideas on how police chiefs, sheriffs, commissioners and other officials can not only start, but also sustain transformational initiatives.
Summit participants are senior-level public safety executives (Chief, Commissioner, Superintendent, Sheriff, etc.) in function, as well as “Chief Transformation Officers” in practice, who seek to improve organizational performance in the near term and redesign public safety for the long term.
The Summit is an invitation-only program for senior-most officials in public safety. Other applicants will be reviewed and accepted on a case-by-case basis, and according in part, to space availability. This event is supported by the hosting and collaborating organizations, so there is no tuition or fee to attend. Travel and hotel arrangements, and related expenses, are the responsibility of individual participants.
Leadership for a Networked World’s applied research, student innovation challenge, and on-campus summit programs are an initiative of Dr. Antonio M. Oftelie, Innovation Fellow at the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard (TECH), part of the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. TECH is a hub for students, faculty, alumni, and government and industry leaders to learn together, collaborate, and innovate. LNW accelerates these efforts by connecting leaders across sectors and developing cutting-edge thought leadership on innovation and organizational transformation.