Monday morning session details

Systemic Organisational Practice when its scintillating and shifts the system – Come and experience this with us

ELSPETH CAMPBELL, KATRINA WALLER and ELAINE SUTTON, 27 June 2011

We will give you a taste of this workshop which is part of the Systemic Organisational Practice Programme repertoire:

Conversations which spark spontaneous and scintillating change

We’ll be playing with notions such as: small is beautiful, smouldering fires, dialogic communication which shifts the system, we’ll challenge and refresh accepted definitions of change to focus on the power of dialogue as well as what resonates between us as the felt sense. This is an experiential exploration which will involve:

  • noticing spontaneous and transformational change you’ve inspired in others through essential conversations
  • identifying the difference which makes the difference – what in conversation makes this possible
  • zoning in as a version of social dreaming, and thermal imaging
  • clarifying your responsibilities as coach, manager or OD consultant to create spaces for difference in conversations

We believe honing conversational abilities in this way can position you more astutely as a change agent in your work.

There is some reading we’ll send to get your thoughts percolating if you care to glance over it the night before.

Facilitator profiles

Elspeth Campbell organisational consultant, executive coach and coach supervisor, running assignments across sectors including finance and pharmaceutical. Qualified in psychology and psychometric testing BPS levels A & B, an accredited member of  AC and AMED and collaborates regularly with systemic practitioners in UK and US.

Katrina Waller Katrina qualified as a Systemic Psychotherapist in 1999 and since then has worked with a diverse spectrum of clients privately, and in public and private sector organisations, including the NHS and schools. Prior to training as systemic practitioner Katrina enjoyed a 15 year career in global blue-chip marketing with Unilever holding several senior management positions including leading international project teams, and championing the development of strategy.

Elaine Sutton is an independent leadership and management development consultant with 24 years experience with the public sector – current clients include NHS organisations, local authorities, Civil Service departments, charities. She has MSc in Management Development and Social Responsibility, trained in Facilitating Individual and Organisational Change, and developed her systemic practice over 3 years on the Foundation & Advanced Systemic Organisational Practice programme.

The history of how Systemic Organisational Practice was set up

In 2001 Elspeth Campbell and Teresa Norman ran a session at AMED on systemic ways of working with organisations. Following this they were invited by a small group to run a series of ‘systemic days’ over a 10 month period. This was the start from which they co-founded and designed the concept of a Systemic Organisational Practice Foundation programme! This has run as open course annually for 9 years. The Advanced programme is in its 3rd year. Both Teresa and Elspeth have MSc in Systemic Management and Organisation Studies from KCC.

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