LEADERSHIP FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Wednesday, January 15 2020 – 3 – 4 p.m. (UK time)
Sponsored by Lankelly Chase
October 8 – 9, 2020
Join an email discussion to share your experience of convening and the tools and frameworks that would be useful for you. These discussions will inform a handbook for systems conveners.
We are in the initial stages of preparing a book for systems conveners to be published in 2020.
Increasingly we find people taking leadership in enabling learning across complex social landscapes, with multiple practices, institutions, interests, and significant boundaries. We call them systems conveners. This leadership can happen at any level of scale from organizing an encounter across a boundary to bringing together multiple players across a complex system to address a challenge that no single player can address. The role and practice of these systems conveners is still often invisible and misunderstood. Organizations often fail to recognize and support this kind of work even though most significant problems today call for bringing multiple players to the table to be able to address them in creative and sustainable ways.
More on systems conveners in this book: Learning in landscapes of practice: Boundaries, identities, and knowledgeability in practice based learning (2014).