Safe the Date: Learning Histories for Sustainable Societies - International conference, Groningen, the Netherlands, 19-20 January 2017
Listening to the news or talking with managers, employees, and even with neighbours in everyday live – in these days the uncertainty regarding the global political and economic situation is troubling many people.
It seems that there are times of big changes forthcoming, and the growing complexity of a globalizing world is not transparent and not controllable for individuals.
The desire and also the need for new ways of thinking and living are growing; the call for sustainability claims more and more attention in organizations and politics.
Therefore it could be not better timing for the forthcoming conference in Groningen, NL: it asks how narrative methods can foster the build-up and the support of sustainability in society!
Prof. Rik Peters managed to bring together some of the most experience experts and practitioners from around the world with his vision to help building up the value and basic belief of sustainability:
“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.”
Join us at this Conference and register for 42,50 until 1 December, € 50,- after 1 December!