Here are the outline arrangements for next year’s CMC, which is held to mark the retirement of Ralph Stacey after more than 30 years at Hertfordshire Business School.
The conference begins as usual on Friday 8th June evening at 7pm and finishes after lunch on Sunday 10th. The conference fee covers all board and lodging, and the theme this year is:
Taking complexity seriously – why does it matter?
A more detailed agenda for the conference will follow, but in outline:
- Ralph Stacey will give the primary key note on Saturday morning 9th.
- For the afternoon keynote slot there will be a variety of break-out sessions suggested by conference delegates and informed by the theme of the conference.
- Chris Mowles will respond to themes which arise during the conference on Sunday morning .
On Friday 8th, there will be a one day introduction to complexity and management for those who have not yet come across the ideas similar to the one we ran this year.
The one day workshop will be run by Ralph Stacey, and Chris Mowles. You can see a list of their publications on this blog.
The one day workshop on the 8th June will require participants to bring examples of some of the dilemmas they are facing at work. The workshop will start at 9.30am and will cover the following.
Session 1 Some key insights from the complexity sciences for thinking about managing organizations. Ralph Stacey
Session 2 Participants discuss these ideas in relation to their practical experience at work. Plenary.
Session 3 Some key theories from the social sciences: power, process and communication. Chris Mowles
Q and A.
Session 4 Experiencing uncertainty live: reflective group to consider the dynamics of this particular group in relation to the theories which have been explored during the day.
A booking site for both events will be uploaded onto the University of Hertfordshire website in early January 2018.
Accommodation for the one day workshop is not included in the fee, but separate arrangements can be made with Roffey Park by those delegates who will need to arrive the night before.
Thanks for the early notice
Please give my a budget figure for all cost of the conference, including the Friday workshop. I will come from Australia and need to budget in advance.
On Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 10:49 PM, Complexity & Management Centre wrote:
> Chris Mowles posted: “Here are the outline arrangements for next year’s > CMC, which is held to mark the retirement of Ralph Stacey after more than > 30 years at Hertfordshire Business School. The conference begins as usual > on Friday 8th June evening at 7pm and finishes after l” >
I haven’t worked out the costs yet, but they will be broadly in line with last year’s prices. So something like £800 for the day workshop and conference combined. The conference includes board and lodging, the day workshop doesn’t, so if you wanted to stay at Roffey Thurs night, that would cost you another £120 or so. C
HI Chris, I am organising a trip to attend this conference, and keeping an eye out for the booking details – you said early January, but I haven’t seen anything yet – just checked the University website. Please let me know if i just haven’t found it, or when you think it will be up for booking.
Many thanks – really looking forward to the three days.
Sorry Heather. You haven’t missed anything -it’s all taking a lot longer than anticipated. The booking site will be up soon, possibly next week. I will post on the site when it’s ready. Chris
Chris, I’m interested in attending the conference next June. Can you reply with the basics such as where it is and what it will cost?
I wonder are you going to live-stream the conference or have virtual attendance? I too am from Australia and would love to be there.
Hi Elizabeth, I am currently investigating live streaming, but am not sure about virtual attendance if you mean remote participation. I am not sure we would want to host a webinar on this during the event because it would distract from the event itself. But I am looking at options.
Hi Chris, could you illustrate a bit more how the keynote suggested by delegates on Saturday afternoon works? I have developed some practical approaches of my own ( http://www.palladio.net/managing-complexity/ ) , and was wondering whether there is an interest, and what form such contribution could take.
Hi Bernhard, on Saturday afternoon delegates from the conference can offer to run a workshop twice, once in the post lunch session 2-3.30 then once again 4-5.30. So we will make a list of those who would like to run a workshop and other delegates will either sign up, or they won’t. So you might run a workshop which nobody wants to attend, or you could get 100 people there. We allow people to sort themselves out.
Hope this helps.
Thank you for the recent conference.
I would like to have a copy of the powerpoint slides used by Chris Mowles in his presentation, as a prompt to my review of the content.
Could these please be sent?
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