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2013 Leadership Speaker Series

Sidetracked – Why our decisions get derailed, and how we can stick to the plan

The Ontario Police College is pleased to present another round of its Leadership Speaker Series in partnership with the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police and NCI Solutions Ltd. This is a must-attend event for senior and middle police leaders, senior leaders within public or private companies, and members of Police Services Boards in Ontario.

Date: December 3, 2013

Time: 8 am - 4 pm

Location: Hazelton Manor, 99 Peelar Road, Vaughan L4K 1A3

This year’s keynote Speaker is Francesca Gino, Associate Professor of Business Administration in the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit at Harvard Business School. She is also affiliated with the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and with the Mind, Brain, and Behavior Initiative at Harvard.

About Dr. Francesca Gino:

Dr. Gino teaches Decision Making and Negotiation in the MBA elective curriculum and in Executive Education programs at the School. She also co-teaches a PhD course on Behavioral Approaches to Decision Making and a PhD course on Experimental Methods.

Her research focuses on judgment and decision-making, negotiation, ethics, motivation, productivity, and creativity. Her work has been published in academic journals in both psychology and management including the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Cognition, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Management Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Organization Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Psychological Science, as well as in numerous book chapters and practitioner outlets.

Dr. Gino’s studies have been featured in The Economist, The New York Times, Newsweek, Scientific American, Psychology Today, and The Wall Street Journal, and her work has been discussed on National Public Radio and CBS Radio. She has earned research awards from the National Science Foundation and the Academy of Management, including the 2013 Cummings Scholarly Achievement Award from the Academy of Management Organizational Behavior Division.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Gino advises companies and not-for-profit organizations in the areas of negotiation, decision-making, and organizational behavior.

Before joining the Harvard Business School faculty, Dr. Gino taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and at the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to her Carnegie Mellon appointment, she spent two years at HBS as a postdoctoral fellow, lecturer, and senior researcher. A native of Italy, she holds a Ph.D. in economics and management from the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa. She is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Trento.

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Luncheon Speaker: Angelo N. Caravaggio OMM, CD, Ph.D. - Lieutenant-Colonel (Ret.)


Fees are payable in advance and include Continental breakfast, breaks, lunch, and a copy of Dr. Gino’s book “Sidetracked – Why Our Decisions Get Derailed, and How We Can Stick To The Plan”:

  • Early Bird Alumni Rate until Sept. 6 (for those who attended last year’s event) - $245/person, or $1,880/package of 8 plus HST
  • Regular Rate (Early Bird for non-Alumni) until Oct. 25 - $270/person, or $2,080/package of 8 plus HST
  • Final Rate after Oct. 26 - $295/person, or $2,280/package of 8 plus HST

Registration Options:

For registration information, please contact 416-926-0424 ext. 23, or

Rooms with free parking are available at the Courtyard by Marriott-Vaughan until November 3 at a rate of $129/night plus taxes. Please call 905-660-9938 to reserve a room for the night(s) of December 2 and/or December 3, referencing the "Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police".

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