Complexity and Management Conference (CMC) 8th-10th June 2018 – Taking Complexity Seriously.

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.

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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.

 

 

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11 thoughts on “Complexity and Management Conference (CMC) 8th-10th June 2018 – Taking Complexity Seriously.

  1. David Kriel

    Hi

    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.

    Thanks

    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” >

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    1. Chris Mowles Post author

      Hi David,
      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

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      1. yfoweb

        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.
        Warm regards,
        Heather Johnson

      2. Chris Mowles Post author

        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

  2. Colpitts, Charlie

    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?

    Thanks.

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    1. Chris Mowles Post author

      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.

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  3. Chris Mowles Post author

    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.
    C

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