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Day 2Welcome
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Connection
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Deepening After work(shop)Community dinner
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DirectionIntroductory Keynote Parallel workshops. Participants choose two of the following workshops
Note: The placement of the sessions in this overview does not reflect the final design of the schedule, but simply lists what sessions will be offered.
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Connect in ways that generate serious-playful curiosity about the day ahead while beginning to get to know the other participants. We will explore some basic dynamics of complex systems, work on our learning objectives and prepare our learning journey.
David Ershammar, Jesper Hök and Fisher Qua
The why and what of complexity and societal change with Dave Snowden. There are at least three major issues with managing social intervention: scale, context and agency. Many interventions start off well but fail to achieve their early promise, others fail to understand the influence of initial starting conditions, or lack the skills to give agency toculturally diverse actors within radically different social contexts. Errors are commonly repeated and the problems are well known, yet simply trying to do things differently hasproven insufficient. Complexity theory, or more accurately, the emerging transdisciplinary field of anthro-complexity, introduces Natural Science to social practice, and gives us the theory necessary to guide our practices in a fruitful direction. In this brief presentation, both theory its implications for practice, will be introduced. How do we put into practice an understanding of the “Why” before scaling the “What”? We know you can’t scale a complex intervention by imitation for aggregation, but what are the alternatives? Introducing real agency into a diverse set of system actors requires delegation of powerat unprecedented levels, how can we do that while still providing feedback to sponsors and other agencies?
Complexity conscious organisational development - or building the bridge while walking on it - with Gro - Co-Creating Sustainability. Addressing complex organisational challenges requires a balance between structure and openness for what is emerging. In this workshop we will explore principles and methods supporting emergent organisational development, e.g co-creation, action learning and shared intention. We will together learn from examples and cases and we invite you to share your challenges and support each other. Designing Learning Spaces to Build capacity for complexity, with Anna Forrest, Karolina Lundahl and Edda Rosset from Kaospilot. Building individual and group capacity for addressing complex challenges is one of the ambitions of the 3-year Enterprising Leadership Program at Kaospilot. The presenters will share how they have designed a learning platform that fosters systemic leadership, and also share some of the questions they are currently exploring along with the participants. Anna Forrest is Team Leader at Kaospilot in Aarhus. Karolina Lundahl and Edda Kruse Rosset are 3rd year
students who lead learning platforms in Malmö and Oxford, where diverse groups of actors explore and act on complex social challenges together.
Designing for adaptability with Sonja Blignaut. In today’s world of work, resilience, learning and adaptability are paramount. Our focus on designing systems optimised for efficiency, has forced trade-offs with learning and building adaptive capacity. Whereas in the past this focus led to success and growth, it has now become a key vulnerability for not only large corporations, but cities and governments as well. In this session we will explore what it looks like to design for emergence. How can we design fluid structures that are able to maintain function and flow in the midst of adaptation. The primary lenses we will use for this exploration come from insights from complexity and the nature of flow systemsSenseMaker – an adventurous journey in Malmö and an Inter IKEA group. This session introduces the hows and whys of the software SenseMaker by Cognitive Edge, through two case studies where the method was applied. Alenka Rosenqvist, Co-worker Relations Manager in the Inter IKEA group will share experiences of using storytelling and SenseMaker in multiple projects. She will tell the story of how the Inter IKEA group left their assumptions and experiences at shore and dove down into the deep sea they call their organisation, landing in surprise and amazement at a complex system where things were not always what they seemed. The result a learning journey about the importance of values and how the strength of structure and power of culture either work in symbiosis or in separation. The second case study is the pilot project "Malmö berättar" where young people collected stories from people in Malmö. Tom Roodro, Malmö City, members of youth organisation Tjejer i förening and Joel Veborg from the Forward Malmö network share their experiences of using stories and narratives as data for making sense of what is happening and needed in Malmö. Complexity, clashes and underlying logics. Experienced thinkers and practitioners reflect out-loud about the competing-yet-complementary dynamics and embedded paradoxes at-play that make this work difficult, vital, lively, and at times confusing. Nora Bateson,
Dave Snowden and Sonja Blignaut
Optional conversations over drinks and snackOptional dinner.
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Embracing complexity: an individual perspective with Sonja Blignaut. Most people are able to understand that the world is complex: more like an ecosystem than a machine. The theory resonates with our lived experience, and often it provides language for something already known. Why then, do we fail to put our understanding into practice? Why the continuous need to ignore or “simplify” complexity? And what does this mean for those of us who need to take these ideas into the various systems where we work? Sonja will draw not only from theoretical insights, but also from 15 years of practical experience working with these ideas in large organisations.
Inviting creative destruction to make space for renewal, with Fisher Qua. Using Liberating Structures we will explore how to work more sensitively with complexity and treat it as an asset and benefit that can be trusted rather than something to be held off, flattened, or engineered away. Team Power for a new era with Greta Rask. To develop relationships is one of our evolutionary assignments, and there is no richer source to relational work than our work. In complex systems, the quality of our interactions define our collective potential. In this workshop we will explore how teams can train and strengthen their collaborative muscles.Body, tool and system with Johanna Tysk. How move from ego to eco system awareness within an organisation, to better equip ourselves to understand and respond to complex challenges? How design and innovate for relational, deep and sustainable systems change? In this workshop, we will explore above-mentioned topics in embodied and materialised ways, drawing from Johanna's experiences as a student and teacher in the Transdisciplinary Design/Strategic Design and Management programs at Parsons School of Design in New YorkDesign in response to complex challanges. with Pia McAlenan, Förnyelselabbet, Jonas Olsson ArkDes and Per-Anders Hillgren, Malmö University. What have we learned from using design to learn and create responses to complex problems. Complex problems demand of us and other stakeholders to adapt, collaborate in new ways and question what we take for granted. In this workshop Förnyelselabbet share how they use design and systemthinking to support their lab-environments to really work human-centered all at the same time as building collaborations and capacity to navigate in complexity. Per Anders Hillgren shares his learning working with future scenarios and reflects on the role of design and research in future making. Jonas Olsson, expert at ArkDes present Designed Living Environment, a national policy for architecture, form and design and how this can be used as a driver in shaping tomorrows responses to complex challenges.Check out. Connect around what happened, stays, stirs and what questions participants bring from today’s sessions and interactions. Edda Rosset, Anna Forrest and Karolina Lundahl. Special seminar: Complexity and its implications for Leadership and Strategy. EFL- Executive Education Lund invites to this seminar with Dave Snowden, Jonathan Reams and some more of the guests. Seperate registration.
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Warm data and distributed ethnography. Complexity breaks the dichotomy between humanities and the sciences. Dave Snowden and Nora Bateson dive deep into the origins and consequences of complexity science and system theory. "Why are so many neuroscientists also philosophers pondering this? And what does this means for the way we relate and work together?"Mindtraps: where we fall while making sense of complexity, with Eman Betaineh and Marco Valente, Cultivating Leadership.
In a complex system we are faced with a challenge to adequately make sense of it and act more skillfully. But it seems our minds are ill-equipped to deal with complexity. What happens that makes our brain default and fall into traps of thinking? And more importantly: are there useful practices to find a way out? In this interactive session Eman and Marco will give an intro to a recent tool developed by CL's founder, author and internationally renown coach Jennifer Garvey Berger, called Mindtraps.
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