|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.