If you are like most organizations, you are deeply concerned with how you create, retain and transfer knowledge within your organization. So are we at Eudaimonia Solutions, and that is why we sponsored and co-organized the 2016 European Conference of the Global Association of SoL Communities.
Through learning we re-create ourselves.
Through learning we become able to do something we never were able to do.
Through learning we re-perceive the world and our relationship to it.
Through learning we extend our capacity to create, to be part of the generative process of life.
PETER M. SENGE
(In this video, Peter Senge shares insight about our needs as people, organizations and society.)
Societies for Organizational Learning (SoL)
SoL stands for Society for Organizational Learning.
SoL Communities are learning communities composed of organizations and individuals around the world, operating as a knowledge and support network for high performing group of advanced learners who scale proven methodologies to address critical challenges in order to set a new course for our collective futures.
The Global Association of SoL Communities (GASC), an international network of SoL (Society for Organizational Learning) communities. The Vision of GASC is to provide and support a global learning community dedicated to fostering knowledge generation and diffusion for fundamental institutional change. The Purpose of GASC is to act as a container and umbrella organization for SoL communities, providing services, learning, and opportunities to convene and co-create in service of a larger movement that aims to understand and work to develop systems, organizations, and individuals.
The 2016 Conference
The 2016 European Conference of the Global Association of SoL Communities.was held in Sofia between the 19th and 21st. of May 2016. Previous editions were held in Stockholm in 2012, as well as in Paris in 2014 and in Paris in 2015.
The purpose of the conference was fostering knowledge generation and insights about the theory and practice of organizational learning. The conference served as a space in which individuals and organizations created together a shared vision about the future, as well as discovered and implemented theories and practices that increase our capacity to collectively realize our highest aspirations and open doors to examining our beliefs and assumptions to produce new insight, greater understanding, clearer thinking, better actions and better results. Some of the expert participants inclued:
- Ken Homer (USA): founder of Collaborative Conversations, exploring how conversations get work accomplished and creating a pathway for engaging in the right conversation at the right time with the right people in order to reliably produce high quality results while bringing out the best in people.
- Heidi Sparkes Guber (USA), an expert in emergent learning, which is particularly suited for building resilience and adaptive leadership in complex and unpredictable environments
- Martijn Meima (Netherlands), combining business knowledge with intuition and intuitive methods to help entrepreneurs and companies to be mindful in doing business.
- Antonio Linares-Güemes (Spain),
- Dr. Simeon Ries (Germany), an expert in cultural sustainability, international marketing and sales, and management and ethics
- Guus Geisen (Netherlands), an expert in Sustainable Learning in the field of Education
- Natalia Blagoeva, Founder of Eudaimonia Solutions, bringing out the best in people and organizations on their journey to becoming full spectrum leaders and full=spectrum organizations
and many others.
How Well Does Your Organization Learn?
According to the theory, organizational learning happens as a function of experience within an organization and it allows the organization to stay competitive in an ever-changing environment.
How well do you do that? Do you want to do it better?
Stay tuned to learn more about organizational learning or contact us to see how we can help you transform learning in your organizaiton.