By July 30, 2015

Oxford 2015 Conference “Building Bridges to Change”


This year’s tCL autumn conference takes place from 18th to 20th September in the Saïd Business School, West Wing, Oxford.

In our second book “Complexity Unravelled“, we quoted an African proverb “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”. At our Oxford conference this year, we will be looking at various ways of working together to lead change more effectively, hence the theme – Building Bridges to Change.

There are many ways to build bridges, and we will take a look at some of them. Today, the impact of globalization is all around us. Data, information, events, crises are all happening at ever-increasing speeds.

As change leaders, how can we harness pervasive communication, use the ever-expanding pools of knowledge, and refine our intervention techniques to be better able to engender positive change in the world around us?

Steve Waddell will take us on a journey through Global Action Networks, which have, over the past 20 years emerged as an important organizational innovation to build sustained action by business, government and civil society organizations.

Margaret Chapman will take us through using Mindfulness as a change management strategy. “Mindfulness is moving from the marginal to the mainstream because it speaks to the challenges of our time, which are to build our own, employees’ and organisational resilience”.

We will also examine a way to think about Change Systems and particular tools to support their development.  Members will be joining Steve Waddell in presenting their perspective on Change Systems, with a view to engaging the room in a lively discussion. Who knows what may come out of it – perhaps another book!

Rick Wolfe will use his very own Kitchen Table Conversation technique – bringing the first chapter of “Complexity Unravelled” to life – to help us have a great discussion around the future of tCL.

As usual, we will be hosting the SPREAD Talks – where members take 15 minutes of our undivided attention to showcase their intervention techniques, successful collaborations or favourite diagnostic tools. See last year’s talks.

The conference is open to all tCLers, CCCers (who may come to a first conference with us without yet being a member) and CCC present and past directors/tutors. All have received an invitation – in case you miss yours, contact Julie Mowinski –

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About the Author:

Julie Mowinski is a communications professional, with broad global experience in the Information Technology sector – hardware, software, services and telecommunications. She has held roles in marketing, communications, and general management for companies in a number of different countries including Cisco, Software AG, Berg Electronics and Holland House. She has also been involved in acquisition negotiation, transformation, employee development, mentoring and inclusion & diversity. Having recently completed a Master’s degree in Consulting and Coaching for Change from the HEC business school in collaboration with the Saïd Business School at Oxford University, she is currently examining how to help companies capitalise on communication to drive successful change.

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