2020 RCRC Roundtable

Building a Relational Society

SAVE THE DATES!  November 4-8, 2020

11/4: Pre-Conference Welcoming Activities
11/5 & 11/6: Conference
11/7 & 11/8: Optional Workshops

Registration opens January 2020, abstracts accepted through June 1, 2020 - more info coming soon!

As our world becomes more interdependent, organizations must adapt to manage this interdependence. We need a human movement. We need organizations that foster relational coordination, inclusion and belonging. By doing so, organizations can better achieve their desired outcomes - well-being, quality, efficiency, profitability and innovation - for their stakeholders.

There is a substantial body of empirical evidence showing that relational coordination - coordinating work through relationships of shared goals, shared knowledge and mutual respect - improves outcomes for organizations and their stakeholders. Organizations can help to build a relational society by building relational coordination within and beyond their own boundaries.   

At the 10th Annual Roundtable, we will explore this transformational change as it is playing out in the health, education, public safety and commercial sectors.  We have chosen Texas to honor Southwest Airlines for its role in inspiring the theory of relational coordination. The Roundtable will be hosted in the heart of Austin, a fun city that is one of the fastest growing in the United States. 

This Roundtable is hosted by our colleagues at Dell Medical School and McCombs School of Business, University of Texas Austin, and sponsored by Southwest Airlines, the original inspiration for the theory and practice of relational coordination.

At the 2020 RCRC Roundtable in Austin, Texas, we invite you to come and explore with us, as we seek to understand and build a relational society!



Elizabeth Teisberg, PhD
Cullen Trust for Higher Education Distinguished University Chair in Value-Based Care,
Dell Medical School and the McCombs School of Business

Professor Elizabeth Teisberg is co-creator of the concept of value-based health care delivery. She wrote Redefining Health Care: Creating Value-Based Competition on Results with Michael E. Porter. Teisberg leads the Value Institute for Health and Care, which conducts research on transforming strategy, culture, measurement, and payment to enable high-value health care. In addition to serving on the leadership team at Dell Medical School, Teisberg also serves as senior associate at Harvard’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness.

Julie Weber
Vice President and Chief People Officer
Southwest Airlines

Julie Weber leads all aspects of Human Resources at Southwest Airlines. This includes hiring the right People at the right time with the right attitude, providing Employees with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth, providing competitive and attractive benefits packages, and assuring quality and depth of Leadership throughout the Company. Prior to joining Southwest Airlines, Julie worked at MetaSolv Software (now an Oracle Company) as a Corporate Recruiter and as Vice President of Human Resources. Julie is on the Board of Trustees for the University of Dallas and is a member of the Colorado State University College of Business Global Leadership Council.




Our valued sponsors help fund the event, reception, keynotes, and student participation in the event. Previous Roundtable sponsors have included Harvard Graduate School of Education, MIT Sloan School of Management, Dartmouth, UC Berkeley, NYU Wagner School of Public Service, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Billings Clinic, and the Plexus Institute.  

Please contact us at RCRCinfo@brandeis.edu to learn more about Roundtable sponsorship opportunites and benefits. We hope you will join us!

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