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The Purposeful Organisation: Where Next?

Bush House, Strand Campus, London

29 Jun two-women-in-front-of-dry-erase-board-1181533 Part of King's Business School: Meaning and Purpose Network

Due to ongoing concerns, this event has been rescheduled for 29 June, 2021.

We are delighted to announce that the King’s College London Meaning and Purpose Network are hosting their first conference in Bush House, Aldwych, on 29 June 2021.

The aims of the conference are:

  • to share latest thinking and best practice on meaning and purpose at work from leading global experts
  • to stimulate discussion and debate over the challenges and complexities faced by delegates in managing meaning and purpose
  • to provoke a rigorous and evidence-based consideration of how organisations can serve the needs of multiple stakeholders, including employees, in a VUCA world

Keynote speakers

  • Professor Marjo Lips-Wiersma, AUT New Zealand
  • Professor Christopher Michaelson, University of St Thomas, USA
  • Jonny Gifford, Senior Advisor for Organisational Behaviour, CIPD
  • Laura Hinton, member of the Executive Board and Head of People at PwC UK
  • Dr Kamini Gupta, Lecturer in International Business & Comparative Management, King's College London

Further speakers will be announced soon.

Who should attend? 

The conference is for representatives of organisations that seek to pursue purpose beyond profit and/or who are concerned with providing meaningful work for their employees. The event is organised by MaPNet (the King’s Business School Meaning and Purpose Network).


The registration fee is £75.

For further information about the event or about MaPNet please contact Professor Katie Bailey

The conference takes place the day before the 4th International Symposium on Meaningful Work, an academic conference for those interested in meaningful work. This Symposium is linked to a Special Issue of the Journal of Business Ethics on the same topic. For further information about the Symposium please click here.

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