Complexity and Collaboration: Professor Eve Mitleton-Kelly, London School of Economics

Venue
The Moore Institute Seminar Room

Date & Time
18th April, 2013 @ 19:30:00


Complexity and Collaboration

Professor Eve Mitleton-Kelly, London School of Economics

Event Details

This public talk will introduce and evaluate a variety of qualitative and quantitative tools and methods which can be used to apply complexity theory to organisational change in different environments. Professor Eve Mitleton-Kelly will discuss how insights from complexity theory can help tackle apparently intractable problems with organisational transformation, and demonstrate the application of complexity theory in practice. This talk will benefit people in education, health, the community & voluntary sector and business, who are dissatisfied with traditional approaches to organisational change and academics who would like to learn more about the application of complexity theory in practice.

No previous knowledge of complexity theory is required to benefit from this inspiring speaker.

Professor Mitleton-Kelly is founder and Director of the Complexity Research Programme at the London School of Economics; Fellow of the Royal Institution; member of the Scientific Advisory Board to the ‘Next Generation Infrastructures Foundation', Delft University of Technology; on the Editorial Board of the Journal of ‘Emergence: Complexity & Organisations'; was Coordinator of Links with Business, Industry and Government of the European Complex Systems Network of Excellence, Exystence (2003-2006); Director of the UK Complexity Society; and Executive Coordinator of SOL-UK (London) (Society for Organisational Learning) 1977-2008. She has developed a theory of complex social systems and an integrated methodology using both qualitative and quantitative tools and methods. The theory is being used for teaching at universities around the world, including three EPSRC-funded short courses at LSE, to train researchers; two courses at Beijing (Jan. 2010 & Apr. 2011) to train senior government officials; and short courses at Schumacher College, Devon, UK.

To book a place please email mary.bernard@nuigalway.ie on or before Tuesday 16th April