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Learning Histories for Sustainable Societies
Thu, 19 Jan 2017, 09:30 – Fri, 20 Jan 2017, 17:30 CET
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Learning histories for Sustainable Societies
International Conference, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
In the complexities of today’s world sustainable societies cannot exist without sustainable organizations. But how do we create sustainable organizations? This conference will address that question from the perspective of learning histories. Learning history is an internationally renowned method of change management and action research.
This is the first conference that brings together the world’s leading experts and practitioners in organizations from the US and Europe. In interaction with the audience they will discuss the use of historical narratives in organizations and the application of historical reflection to practical problems in organizations.
The conference is of interest to researchers in the humanities and the social sciences, to policy makers and managers in (non)-profit organizations, and to researchers and practitioners in the field of organizational learning, (hi)story-telling, and sustainable societies.
Confirmed key note speakers:
Hilary Bradbury (Professer Oregon Health & Science University, Chief editor of Action Research Journal, (co)editor of the Sage Handbook for Action Research), George Roth (Professor of Management at the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics Principal Research Associate, M.I.T. Sloan, author of Systemic Change Management), Art Kleiner (Lecturer University of New York, Chief editor of Strategy and Business, author of The Age of Heretics and co-author of The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook, Margaret Gearty (Academic Director at Ashridge/Hult Business School and Founder of New Histories Ltd, United Kingdom).
Tickets (including drinks and lunch):
Two days: € 42,50 until 1 December, € 50,- after 1 December
One day only: € 35,-