Theme

Governance and management

Research and communication tend to receive more attention than governance and management when it comes to the study and support of think tanks. Yet, without sound governance and management think tanks cannot deliver there missions.

These articles deal with issues as diverse (and important) as boards, leadership, management skills, the organisation of teams, human resources, project management, and monitoring and evaluation for management.

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OTT Conference 2020: the 1st online event

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March 30, 2020

WinterSchool for Thinktankers 2020 – Geneva

The WinterSchool for Thinktankers will take place 2-8 February 2020, in Geneva, Switzerland. Applications have now closed. If you would like to register your interest in a future edition please complete this...

February 2, 2020

Four myths about leadership

By Alejandra Teran

Breaking leadership paradigms As an introverted junior researcher, how can I promote change within my think tank? Isn’t leadership for extroverted types? Don’t I need a position of...

December 2, 2019