WORKING INTO THE FUTURE

BUILDING INDIVIDUAL & ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE  

BEYOND 2020

WORKING INTO THE FUTURE

BUILDING INDIVIDUAL & ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE

BEYOND 2020

NIODA'S 4th Annual Symposium

Thursday 10 & Friday 11 September 2020

Working into the future: Building individual and organisational capacities beyond 2020

This symposium focusses on how organisations can best equip themselves for working into a complex future where industries and professions are interconnected globally, technologically and are interconnected through diversity in and between our organisations. In addition, the importance of connectedness to the local community becomes evident. Twenty-twenty is a year where we have twenty years of experience in the twenty-first century with many indications of what is to come. The context includes environmental issues, workforce diversity, political and technological changes. Internally we need to address organisational governance, leadership capabilities, stakeholder engagement and organisational culture.

What are the capacities that will enable organisations to thrive in the future? Many of these are intangible, not easily measured, yet critical to the health and success of an organisation. For instance: the capacities to work with diverse and complex differences between people and ideas; the capacity to withhold judgement and reflect on processes alongside the capacity to make informed decisions and act decisively; and, the capacity to see and work with the interconnectedness between the organisation, its purpose, tasks, people and context.

The Symposium is an opportunity for industries and organisations to interact and think together with experienced socioanalytic professionals. It is a rich day for taking the time to consider the primary issues of leading organisations in the twenty-first century. It offers both theoretical and strongly practical approaches.

Beyond the Australian drought and bushfires, the COVID-19 virus is dominating global conditions in 2020. Current indications are that the virus will be strongly diminished by September 2020 and that the need for social distancing will no longer apply. However, if this is not the case our contingency plan is to hold the symposium via zoom (internet). At NIODA we are rapidly gaining experience in this modality with classes and large events and are confident that a quality symposium can be managed in this way.

Keynote speaker: Dr Jim Krantz

The Century of the System: Complexity and Interconnectedness in our Social, Organizational and Community Lives.

This presentation discusses how systems thinking provides a lens that is essential for understanding today’s challenges.

Our highly complex, globalized, information-intensive world is comprised of interdependent and inter-locking systems rather than free-standing organizations. Only through understanding how these systems operate will we be able to identify and address root causes.

By recognizing the importance of systems thinking and systemic responses, leaders and their teams can craft more effective, collaborative approaches to the complex situations they face. Topics will include:

  • What is a system, how do they work and why systems thinking has become so critical?
  • Where systems thinking comes from and how it connects with other ways of thinking and other approaches to problem-solving.
  • Leadership, as understood from a systemic perspective.
  • The psychological background to groups and organizations in contemporary organizations.
  • Reframing today’s organizational challenges in systems terms.

James Krantz is an organizational consultant and researcher from New York City, whose principal interests are in the impact of emerging trends on the exercise of leadership and authority; the social and technical dimensions of new forms of work organization; and the unconscious background to work and organizational life. He is the Managing Principal of Worklab, a consulting firm in New York City that focuses on strategy implementation, leadership development, and helping organizations confront the need for change.

Call for Paper Presentations

This is a call for papers in the following areas:
● Organisational capacity to work with diverse and complex differences between people
● Reflexive and reflective practice
● Organisational responses to climate change and their responses
● The effect of technological changes on organisations
● Governance and leadership in 2020 and beyond
● Building organisational cultures for the future

We invite abstracts for papers to be submitted for selection by Friday 29 May 2020 and presenters will be advised by Monday 22 June

Abstracts should be up to 300 words in length plus references.

Paper presentations will be 35 minutes long, followed by 15 minutes of discussion and reflection and 10 minutes of group discussion.

Applicants are requested to include a photograph and short biography.

Working into the Future: Symposium 2020

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Working into the future: Symposium 2020

6.30 – 8 pm Thursday 10 September for a panel discussion and two-course dinner (including drinks) followed by…

9 am – 5 pm Friday 11 September for a full day including keynote speaker, parallel paper presentations, reflection, morning & afternoon tea & lunch

for $480 at the Melbourne Zoo, Parkville, Melbourne, Australia. 
**Super early bird only $400 – Don’t miss out!

Last year the 2019 Symposium was:

Building Healthy & Ethical Organisational Culture

The proceedings and papers from this event can be read by clicking the link below

When & Where

Working into the future:

Building individual & organisational culture beyond 2020

DATE:
Panel discussion & dinner Thursday 10 September,
followed by a full day Friday 11 September 2020

TIME:
6.30 – 8 pm on Thursday
9 am – 4:45 pm on Friday

 LOCATION:
Melbourne Zoo, Rainforest & Bong Su rooms
Elliot Avenue, Parkville, Melbourne Australia

When & Where

Working into the future:

Building individual & organisational culture beyond 2020

DATE:
Panel discussion & dinner Thursday 10 September,
followed by a full day Friday 11 September 2020

TIME:
6.30 – 8 pm on Thursday
9 am – 4:45 pm on Friday

 LOCATION:
Melbourne Zoo, Rainforest & Bong Su rooms
Elliot Avenue, Parkville, Melbourne Australia

About NIODA

The National Institute of Organisation Dynamics Australia (NIODA) offers internationally renowned post-graduate education and research, and decades of experience consulting with Australian organisations.

The study of organisation dynamics brings together socio-technical and psychoanalytic disciplines to explore the unconscious dynamics that exist in every group, team or organisation. Learning more about these theories, and reflecting on the experience of them, can support leaders and managers to unlock great potential in their organisations, tackling issues through a whole new light.

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