SUIBE Hosts the 10th Annual Conference of Asia Organization Development Network

On 23 through 25 September, SUIBE hosted the Tenth Annual Conference of Asia Organization Development Network (AODN) at its Songjiang campus. Organized by SUIBE School of Continuing Education, the AODN summit this year is themed “Organization Development in Asia – Integrating Organization Development, Human Resources and Change Management”.

At the opening ceremony on the morning of 24 September, Vice President Xu Yonglin, on behalf of SUIBE, extended a warm welcome to the delegates from around the world, and in particular, briefed them on the latest developments of teaching and research at the university. Dr. Lee Lu, Rotating President and Conference Chair of AODN, Professor Sirichai Fonseka, Vice President of the Assumption University of Thailand, Professor Jiang Bo, Vice President of Tongji University in Shanghai, Professor Phylis Lin, the University of Indianapolis in the United States, and Professor Zhou Haiyi, Dean of School of Business at Hohai University in Nanjing, delivered keynote speeches. Professor Yang Xiaoyan, Dean of SUIBE School of Continuing Education, presided at the ceremony.

In the topic-specific concurrent sessions that followed the plenary, more than 100 experts, scholars, doctoral students, and business executives from such countries as China, the United States, India, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, and the Philippines discussed in details a wide range of issues, for example, Developing Leadership in Asia, Exploring the Dynamics of Change, Transforming Organizations in Asia, Building Diversity and Respecting Culture, and Creating a New and Extensible Organization Development Learning Model in Asia.

The annual conference was recognized by the participants as a great success, which helps provide a new opportunity for SUIBE to strengthen cooperation with ASEAN countries and other countries important to China’s “One Belt, One Road” Initiative.