Organisation for creativity:
We are in a tricky dilemma. On the one hand, we know that organisational innovation and transformation are essential to engaging the social challenges of our time. On the other hand, we also know that all too often, it is organisation that undermines creativity. Organisations themselves are stuck - perpetuating the very societal characteristics that they are dedicated to changing. The claim "development is creativity" emerged clearly and strongly from the first two biennial practice conferences. In 2009 we will pursue creativity in organisation. We will be exploring what it takes for organisations not just to allow, but to enable creativity - both in their work in the world, and in themselves.
This gathering seeks to build community and deepen appreciation of real and living experience, through exploration of a chosen theme. This year's exploration will be co-facilitated by a team of artists and supported by specialist focus groups of participants. The conference is itself a whole process in which all participants are fully engaged in working on their own practices and deepening appreciation of others'. Rather than simply being a forum to talk about developmental approaches, this gathering is itself a developmental process.
Dates: 12-15 May 2009
Venue: McGregor, Western Cape
Applications: Please notify Cecelia - firstname.lastname@example.org - if you would like to hear more about the conference, registration and fees.