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Event: Adam Kahane in Vancouver

October 12, 2017

As a leader today, we know you face complex, multi-faceted challenges that require you to collaborate with diverse actors. To achieve systemic change and make a real impact in your community and around the globe, leaders cannot simply preach to the choir—we must learn to work effectively with people we don’t necessarily agree with, may not like, and often don’t trust. This kind of collaboration is not easy and it does not always succeed.

In his new book, Collaborating with the Enemy, Adam Kahane tackles this challenge of creating across diversity. Having worked alongside highly heterogeneous systemic change teams all around the world for 25 years, Kahane has learned that collaboration is becoming increasingly necessary and also increasingly difficult. He has also learned that the conventional models of collaboration, which focus on agreement, certainty, and control, are becoming obsolete.

On October 12th, RADIUS SFUSFU Innovates and the Beedie School of Business are excited to bring Adam Kahane to Vancouver for a keynote address and Q&A at the Fletcher Theatre at SFU's downtown Harbour Centre campus.

Raincoast Books will be on site with copies of Adam's new book, Collaborating with the Enemy.

Making this event accessible is important to us. If you would like to attend and cost is a barrier, please send an email to

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