Increasing Diversity: Loss of Control or Adaptive Identity Construction?
Location : ETF Leuven
Language : English
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.
Organizing partners Institute for Leadership and Social Ethics of ETF Leuven, CVJM Hochschule (Germany) and Gesellschaft für Bildung und Forschung in Europa (Germany) 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.
For more information and registration please refer to our ILE website.