We would like to warmly invite you to our upcoming conference jointly hosted by ILE, CVJM Hochschule (Germany) and GBFE (Germany) on the theme “Increasing Diversity: Loss of Control of Adaptive Identity Construction?” from the 29th April – 30th April 2016.
Diversity is on the increase at all levels in our society. Some organizations and communities thrive on diversity, achieving new levels of creativity and innovation as a result. Others are overwhelmed to the point of losing control, and may be threatened to the core of their identity. Connections between diverse people and their backgrounds, facilitated through social and other digital media, become so complex, that some scholars speak of “superdiversity”. Organizations and communities must become complex adaptive systems to respond to these challenges.
In this 3rd Christian Leadership Conference, we have invited scholars and practitioners from different contexts to share their unique perspectives. Themes such as rituals, “ubuntu”, reconciliation, responses to diversity will be discussed.
Sessions included in our plenary include:
- Diversity Leadership – An Introduction (Jack Barentsen/ Volker Kessler)
- Opening Up Intercultural Space – Stories of Intersectional Encounters (JNJ (Klippies)Kritzinger)
- Why Diversity Matters for Continental – A Case Study (Attila Reimer)
- Migration, Integration and Superdiversity – Challenges and Opportunities (Kobus Kok)