CSMS organiserar regelbundet olika workshops för att stödja utbyte av kunskaper och erfarenheter mellan forskare och praktiker. Det kan handla om att presentera de pågående forskningsprojekt som genomförs vid CSMS men också som en del av olika utvecklingsarbeten som har fokus på den militära professionen.
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“Ethical Leadership and Ethical Decision Making"
The performance and behavior of organizations is determined by ethical leaders and their ability to make sound ethical decisions. Many factors are critical in this respect. In his lecture, Dr. Tripodi will explain how three such factors - the individual (how well we know ourselves, our strengths and weaknesses), the situation (the powerful forces of the operating environment), and the system (the organizational climate) - play the greatest role on organizations' behavior. Leaders should constantly develop themselves and their personnel, and understand the implications of operating in situations dominated by powerful forces. However, Dr. Tripodi will explain that a strong climate, established and maintained by visionary ethical leaders, sets the tone for organizations to behave ethically and professionally. Such organizations will perform significantly better than those with weak climates.
Dr. Paolo Tripodi,
Professor of Ethics and Ethics Branch Head
Lejeune Leadership Institute, Marine Corps University
Venue: Online via Microsoft Teams
Baltic Defence College Faculty
Swedish Centre for Studies of Armed Forces and Society
Danish Defence Academy
Dr Tripodi served as Professor of Strategic Studies and Director of Regional Studies at the Marine Corps War College. He was the MCU Donald Bren Chair of Ethics and Leadership. In 2002 he served as an Ethics Fellow at the US Naval Academy. Dr Tripodi was a Professor of Defense Studies and the Director of the Defense Studies program at the Catholic University of Chile. He was a Senior Lecturer in Security Studies at the Nottingham Trent University, UK. Dr Tripodi trained as an infantry officer and received his commission with the Italian Carabinieri upon graduation from the School of Infantry and Cavalry in Cesano, and the Carabinieri Officers School in Rome, Italy.
Dr Tripodi co-edited "Marines at War", “Aspects of Leadership" and “New Wars and New Soldiers. Military Ethics in the Contemporary World”. His articles were published in, "Parameters", "The Journal of Advanced Military Studies", “Marine Corps University Journal”, "The Journal of Military Ethics", "International Journal on World Peace", "Small Wars and Insurgencies", "Security Dialogue", "International Peacekeeping", "Low Intensity Conflict and Law Enforcement", "Medicine, Conflict and Survival", “International Relations” “The Journal of Strategic Studies”. Dr Tripodi’s chapters have appeared in several books.
Dr Tripodi is a graduate in Political Science, University of Messina, Italy. He holds a post graduate diploma in journalism from the Free University of International Social Studies, Rome, Italy. He holds a MA in International Relations from University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, and a PhD in International Relations from the Nottingham Trent University, UK.
For more information and how to participate at the seminar, please contact the director at CSMS, Peter Tillberg: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Proposals: Workshop on Total Defence Workforces
Date: 6-7 May 2021
Venue: Our hope is that the workshop can be held at the Swedish Centre for Studies of the Armed Forces and Society at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. If this is not possible due to travel restrictions or other circumstances connected to the COVID-19 pandemic, the workshop may be partly or entirely online.
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 30 Nov 2020
This workshop is being organized through a collaboration between the Canadian Defence and Security Network (CDSN; https://www.cdsn-rcds.com/ ), the Total Defence Force working group of the European Research Group for Military and Society (ERGOMAS; https://ergomas.ch/ ), and the Swedish Centre for Studies of Armed Forces and Society (CSMS; https://www.csms.se/).
Workshop Description: Defence workforces are complex, comprising regular force military members, reservists, defence civil servants, and contractors working for private military and security companies. These groups of personnel are employed towards the same overarching goals related to national and international security, and are often highly integrated in the performance of their functions. At the same time, despite the often high levels of partnership and integration, different personnel management systems are in place. These cultural differences affect their integration, the nature and quality of their collaboration, and ultimately affect personnel outcomes such as performance and retention, as well as organisational and operational effectiveness.
Defence organizations around the world are increasingly recognizing the importance of optimizing the intragroup employment, as well as the intergroup integration, of defence personnel and many are adopting terminology to imply they form a cohesive whole [select examples include, the Defence Team (Canada), the Whole Force Concept (United Kingdom), One Defence Team (Sweden), Total Defence Workforce (New Zealand), Total Force Concept (United States), and the Adaptable Force (Netherlands)]. Since most research has traditionally focused on regular force military personnel, gaps in research on personnel in the other components – that is, research focused on reservists, defence civilians, and defence contractors, will be addressed in the context of this workshop.
Key questions include:
• What is the right mix of these groups in delivering on the defence mandate? In what
• How should they be optimally employed and integrated into a cohesive whole to meet
the defence mandate?
• What is the role of culture, identity and other relational issues in shaping whole force
integration and collaboration?
• What are the main personnel management and organizational factors affecting these
workforces in defence organizations?
• What are the main considerations related to the roles, integration, and collaboration
among these groups in deployed settings?
• Overall, what are the challenges and enablers both within and between these
components, including both intergroup and intragroup topics?
• What are the best practices, strategies, programmes and policies for effective
management related to Total Defence Forces?
Interested participants should submit abstracts (300 words maximum) detailing their proposed paper to Irina Goldenberg at Irina.Goldenberg@forces.gc.ca, no later than 30 Nov 2020. Letters of acceptance will be sent out 14 December 2020.
The intent of this workshop is to produce a special issue of a scholarly journal or an edited book providing the latest information, research, and analysis related to total defence workforces. As such, draft chapters will be required to be submitted prior to the workshop, and no later than 30 April 2021.
If circumstances allow, funding for travel (air or train tickets) and accommodations will be available for workshop participants. Information about practical arrangements, including an update on the workshop format, will be sent out with the acceptance letters.
On behalf of the organizing committee, Irina Goldenberg, Stéfanie von Hlatky, and Joakim Berndtsson – we look forward to receiving your abstracts!