Morning program 08.30-12.00 CEST
Setting the scene: Why inner development matters more than ever
Introduction to the conference and how to get the most out of it. Why this initiative around human growth and Inner Development Goals. Jan Artem Henriksson, Ekskäret foundation, Lars Strannegård, President, Stockholm School of Economics, Emma Stenström, Stockholm School of Economics, Jakob Trollbäck, New Division, Erik Fernholm, 29k
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11.10 Parallel thematic panel conversations and dialogues
Human development in context and practice
A set of panels focus on what human development could mean in different contexts and systems. Questions that will guide the conversations. What are our experiences of shifts and progress in direction of the IDGs? How can we create space for personal growth in this context? What has been challenging and what have we noticed in our own personal journey? What leadership is required? Participants are also invited to reflect about their context and what can make shifts and progress possible.
How can you work with human development ...
1. The impact of culture on inner development goals.
Egbert Schram, Hofstede Insights
Michael (Misho) Minkov, International University College, Bulgaria
The Inner Development Goals are based on the assumption that everybody wants to develop. That might be the case, yet different national cultures impact the way we learn. For example, do we initiate our own development, or is it the responsibility of society we live in and/or the organisation we work at to create a learning environment?
Do we look upon development as a source of continuous improvement, meaning we feel we are never perfect or do we simply want to achieve a certain status, build up a certain track record to be seen as the master of our own universe?
This workshop combine academic insights based on recent research done by Hofstede Insights together with Mikael Minkov, among 60+ countries and 60.000+ respondents with practical insights from how different organisations go about ensuring a learning culture from which employees and organisations alike can benefit.
2. Mindshift-in-Action: Bubble-Hopping
Emma Stenström, Cyril Moulin-Fournier, Jennifer Hansen, Mats Paulsen, Pierre Golbach. - Bubble-hop initiative
Join us for a workshop on bubble-hopping. We will explore how to break out of our bubbles and increase our understanding of others. It will help to bridge divides in organizations and in society.
We will give you an experience and a framework that you can adapt, develop and use in your work (and life). This is a workshop for those who want to learn a practical method to create a mindshift, and how to use it in organizations. It will be run by a team from Sweden, Germany, and France.
Bubble-hopping is a science-based method developed at Stockholm School of Economics in order to bridge divides in organizations and society. Read more at: fikaproject.org
3. Managing complexity by creativity
Sonja Blignaut, More Beyond
Jesko von den Steinen, The Difference
Developing the internal capability to deal with complexity, without considering the external systemic context and the behaviours it affords, is not sustainable.
In this workshop, we will explore principles and learnings from the world of circus and theatre. In particular, using the lens of managing complexity in social organisations, we will explore how environments can be created where creativity and the increased capacity to thrive in ambiguity, uncertainty and complexity can emerge naturally.
The outcome of the session will give you clear ways of working within groups, as well as the internal dispositional mindset to support the use of emergence as a lever for stronger creative/innovative outcomes.
4. Life challenges as part of the curriculum to inner development
Jonathan Reams, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
The concept of deliberate development is taking root more and more today, whether in organizational design or personal practice. Central to this idea is that life is constantly providing us with opportunities to learn and thus develop.
How can we sharpen our ability to recognize and skillfully engage these opportunities? Jonathan Reams, Norwegian University of Science and Technology facilitates this session that provide some simple principles to explore how to develop this master skill.
5. Environmental Compassion
Jeroen Janss, co-founder of the Inner Green Deal
Global warming, massive biodiversity loss, immigration driven by extreme weather events. How to respond? How do we create a future in which both people and nature thrive? As founders of the Inner Green Deal Initiative, we believe that a meaningful transformation starts from the inside.
Reconnecting to inner qualities such as openness, compassion and courage. Seeing the reality of environmental suffering and taking actions that intend to relieve that suffering. During this participatory session Jeroen Janss, co-founder of the Inner Green Deal will lead participants to practice environmental compassion and reflect on the benefits of cultivating an “open heart and a strong back”.
6. Designing environments that accelerate individual and collective development.
Tomas Björkholm, Crisp
Michael Göthe, Crisp
Agile just celebrated it´s 20th anniversary. As software is eating the world, Agile has played a huge part in the last 20 years of rapid digitalization. And now as change and disruption is everywhere Agile is becoming mainstream in all types of domains, as a key approach to handle complexity.
When introducing Agile, we focus on creating support structures that encourage collaboration, learning, innovation and testing hypotheses. Examples are Scrum, Kanban, Product Discovery (hypothesis driven development).
In this workshop we will explore the question; how can we design environments that stimulate and accelerate individual and collective development, needed in a complex world?
In this workshop you will meet some agile practitioners as well as other guest speakers that bring their unique perspectives on designing environments that accelerate development.
7. Nu gör vi Agenda 2030 – om inre utveckling som förutsättning för hållbar utveckling
John Holmberg - Chalmers tekniska högskola
Gabriel Wikström - Nationell samordnare Agenda 2030
Catarina Rolfsdotter - Global utmaning
Magdalena Gerger - Systembolaget
Julia Widbom - Ale kommun
Beston Kalefa - Tegelbruket Örebro
Tillsammans med John Holmberg, professor i fysisk resursteori vid Chalmers tekniska högskola tillika Sveriges första UNESCO-professur i lärande för hållbar utveckling leder Sveriges Nationella samordnare för Agenda 2030, Gabriel Wikström ett lärpass om inre utveckling som förutsättning för hållbar utveckling.
I samtalet deltar också ledare från olika delar av samhället som delar med sig av sin personliga utvecklingsresa och hur den påverkat deras förmåga att leda förändring. Möt Magdalena Gerger, VD Systembolaget, som satte sig i skolbänken tillsammans med näringslivets toppar för att lära sig leda hållbar utveckling, Julia Widbom, utvecklingsledare i Ale kommun, som jobbar med uppsökande medborgardialog i jakten på kommunens framtidsvision och Höj rösten-alumen Beston Kalefa, som arbetar på ungdomsarenan Tegelbruket i Örebro där han lär unga att verka mot orättvisor med samtal och positiv aktivism som vapen..
Samtalet leds av Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson, ordförande i tankesmedjan Global utmaning.
(This session will be in Swedish)
8. The interdependence between individual growth and organizational sustainability
Dominic von Martens, Self-leaders
Marie Froment and Love Lönnroth, Sonder
Mindshift is based on the idea that inner development is needed for us as a humanity to be able to fulfill sustainability in line with the SDGs. In this workshop we will focus on the connection to the organizational system level - where most of us spend a lot of our time and effort and where many feel that change is needed.
Together we will be exploring the interdependence between individual growth and organizational sustainability and how we can create conditions for them both. During the workshop you will also be able to reflect upon the barriers you perceive exist to organizational sustainability and individual growth – and how you can contribute within the context you are in.
Self Leader and Sonder share the notion that more human-centric organizations are important to be able to manage uncertainty and a complex business environment. But we also believe that human-centric organization is a key to both human and planetary sustainability. The human-centric organization is dependent on the well-being, engagement, and growth of its members. And those members will be able to shape a more sustainable path forward.
9. How can inner work unleash new energy and resources when working in challenging contexts?
Maaianne Knuth, Kufunda village, Gatewway Zimbabwe
Tendisai Chigwedere, Gateway Zimbabwe
What we are able to do in the outer world is in direct relation to our inner well-being. No matter how materially poor, no matter how challenged, no matter how wounded - everyone is also inherently whole and there is health even in the midst of breakdown and challenge. To connect with and activate this health requires an inner re-orientation. This inner re-orientation requires a willingness to slow down, to connect more deeply to ourselves, to nature, and to each other. Out of that shift we can find generative ways of moving forward together.
Taking this approach is a radical act in the midst of urgent social needs. But without it we will not be able to awaken the vision, trust and commitment to forge new paths.
In this workshop Maaianne Knuth and Tendisai Chigwedere share experiences from Gateway Zimbabwe in hosting community development with a strong foundation of inner work. Stories from Zimbabwe will serve as a launchpad for a dialogue and exploration with participants on how to bring inner work practices and a fundamental orientation to wholeness as core to community work. Although this work is based on community work it is relevant also to working within institional and organisations challenges. The inner re-orientation will enable us in any and every context.
10. Is it too late? A call for a collaborative approach to democratise inner development.
Erik Fernholm, Maria Modigh
Erik Fernholm, CEO, 29k
Maria Modigh, Chief Operations Officer & Partnerships, 29K
Fredrik Livheim, Chief Psychologist, 29K
Technology has succeeded in marrying with psychology to create deep transformation at scale. How can we use this advancement to further enable the development of transformative skills as a science? How can we ensure we achieve the level of access needed to make this useful for organisations and meaningful to all? This research-based and interactive session will consider this question whilst providing participants the chance to experience at first hand pioneering exercises that can shift people’s lives towards greater meaning.
Today’s psychological interventions support individuals and organisations to emerge from disruptive experiences more resilient, mentally and physically healthier and values-driven than before. Until now, the best programs have been reserved for the few. Technology now offers the chance to expand access to all, at the same time as advances in research indicate digital interventions are as effective as more traditional paths of development. During this session we shall discuss the possibilities emerging for technology to support the exponential advancement of research into transformative skills and open up access to all. We shall also experience first hand how transformative tools can be applied at scale and their power to create sustainable change.
11.Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in Without Going Crazy.
Pella Thiel, Amanda Martling, Arci Passanen - Transition movement Sweden
We are in a time when we need to connect to the Earth, more than ever. But when confronted with the monumental wounds inflicted on the living world, it is often easier to just turn a blind eye. Talk about hope can feel superficial and vain. How can we stay open, cultivate hope, resilience and deep connection (to ourselves, our community, and Nature) in these challenging times? These are skills that can be honed, so that we have access to them in trying times such as the moment we are in.
This workshop presents the Works that Reconnects by ecophilosopher and activist Joanna Macy and is based on the book Active Hope (co-authored with Chris Johnstone). It embraces the difficult feelings we may have in the light of global crises and transforms them into unexpected resilience and creative power. Cultivating Active Hope is a practice that is different from optimism. It is about becoming active participants in bringing about what we long for. To have active hope is to find internal sustenance to joy, compassion and meaning amidst our pain for the world, so that we can sustain ourselves in compassionate action.
12. Leadership through uncertainty – what can we learn from various contexts
Dr Divine Ndhlukula, CEO and Founder, Securico and Zwiko Farm, Zimbabwe
Dr Ellen Okoedion, Serial entrepreneur and Board Professional, Tanzania
Mr Vimal Mahendru, President Legrand and IEC Ambassador, India
Ms Åsa Jarskog
Ms Julia Norinder
This past year has been highly challenging for leaders all around the globe. In various ways we have all been forced to cope with the uncertainty and to handle the dire consequences of covid-19 and the associated lock-downs of our societies. In some contexts business leaders are more used to uncertainty and rapid changes in the environment than in others. What can we learn from experiences in different contexts? What can we learn from our joint experiences as we prepare to build back better in our businesses and our societies?
In this workshop you will get the opportunity to meet three business leaders with many years’ experience from leading in highly volatile, uncertain and complex contexts. Listen to their stories, share your own story, and and co-create a joint understanding of how we can harvest the best learnings from the pandemic as we prepare to re-boot and build a more sustainable tomorrow.
13. Co-creating the Inner Development Goals
Thomas Jordan, Inner Development Goals
Maria Booth, SSE
Jakob Trollbäck, The New Division,
Caroline Stiernstedt Sahlborn, Stiftelsen Ekskäret
In this session Thomas Jordan will briefly describe the background to and method behind the development of the framework Inner Development Goals and then take participants on a guided tour among the different crucially important skills and qualities identified through the project. Participants will be invited, in smaller groups, to reflect on the relevance of the framework for their own settings and aspirations, and share best practice experiences in how to foster the individual and collective capacities we need in order to contribute to a sustainable world capable of ensuring human dignity and well-being.
14. Storymatcher - linking Inner Development and Organisational Culture
Jackie Thoms, co-founder, Fraendi
Rainer v. Leoprechting, co-founder, Fraendi
Join us for a working session listening for success patterns to see how they link to Culture mapping and measurement.
Culture is one of the most powerful leaders in an organisation. The Storymatcher process illuminates the different cultures that exist within organisations. It measures their Adult Developmental range at the same time. This measurement and mapping provides rich knowledge on the existing cultures. Internal communication, change and strategic initiatives can use this knowledge to increase acceptance and engagement. It furthermore enables people to find the best fit place for their work in an organisation where their inner development is both needed and wanted.
In this workshop, there will be an introduction to how stories illuminate culture and enable us to bring Adult development into culture measurement and the workplace. Participants will share success stories themselves. They will experience how the collecting of stories is a powerful intervention in itself whilst creating culture maps for organisations enabled through the Storymatcher app.