The Poetics of Leadership conference eflyer

Dear All,

Please find attached the eflyer for our next conference, which will take place in Cumbria, UK, in September 2018. Registration, accommodation and programme details can all be found here.
Basic details about the conference are on the flyer below.

It promises to be an excellent and timely event for anyone interested in the role of leadership in these challenging times. I hope you can make it. Do please circulate to anyone else who you think might be interested.


(On behalf of the conference organisers)

Transforming Experience in Organisations: A Framework for Organisational Research and Consultancy

Transforming Experiences in OrganisationsA new book edited by Susan Long has just come out that explores the theoretical model – the Transforming Experience Framework (TEF) – that is used on our Organisational Analysis and Leadership pathway of the Masters in Social Innovation, delivered in collaboration with Alanus University in Germany.

The framework was developed over many years by the Grubb Institute who used this in much of their work. As the Publishers say of it the framework helps “to understand the complexities and ambiguities of experience within organisational life. The TEF explores how people can take authentic action through taking up roles. The model is initially presented together with an understanding of the nature of unconscious dynamics and their disturbing and creative potentials. The various chapters explore situations, dilemmas and case studies in organisations through expanding on different aspects of the Framework.

The intention of bringing this collection together is to demonstrate how the model can be used in organisational analysis, research and consulting. The chapters have been written by practitioners and by staff and students of programs teaching in light of this framework and using depth psychology and socioanalytic approaches. The framework has been gradually developed over many years with evolving versions being tried and tested in organisational research and consulting but has not been comprehensively described previously. The framework is in constant evolution and should be regarded as a living model, responsive to new ways of thinking and to changes in organisational experiences and contexts.”

For more information or to order a copy go to:

Charlotte von Bülow (Chief Executive of Crossfields Institute) Lecture at Alanus University

On the 8th of October 2014, Charlotte von Bülow (Chief Executive of Crossfields Institute) is giving a lecture at Alanus University as part of the University’s lecture series “Shaping the future of higher education. Challenges and perspectives of today’s university education”. Her lecture is entitled: The ‘whether’ and ‘how’ of reshaping the University – a discourse on the role of Higher Education today. Read the full introduction here