‘Developing leadership and knowledge through the social process of writing’, with Rob Warwick. RSVP by 3 August

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‘Developing leadership and knowledge through the social process of writing’, with Rob Warwick.     RSVP by 3 August

Time: August 17, 2012 from 1:15pm to 4:30pm
Location: Room 5010 Cass Business School
Street: 106 Bunhill Row
City/Town: London EC1Y 8TZ
Website or Map: http://www.cass.city.ac.uk/mo…
Phone: 0207-040-8600
Event Type: amed, writers, group, workshop
Organized By: Bob MacKenzie
Latest Activity: Aug 14, 2012

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Event Description

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF VENUE;  places are limited, so do book early to avoid disappointment

Rob writes:

‘For the practitioner who wants to take their experience seriously, there are opportunities to develop their own leadership and make a contribution to knowledge in both the practitioner and academic fields. In this, the social process of writing can play a significant role.

I am co-authoring a book called ‘The Social Development of Leadership and Knowledge’ 'with Douglas Board. The book has been commissioned by Palgrave Macmillan and is due out in 2013. You are invited to this workshop to hear and experiment with some of the ideas, and to contribute to their further development.

Central to the idea is what we call ‘Immersed Reflexivity’ (introduced in our paper in Educational Action Research, March 2012, Vol 20, No 1, p147-160). Here we stress the importance of the link between knowledge and leadership and the social process by which they develop.

A central theme is the writing of narrative of events that seem important at the time, and working with those narratives over several months as further events occur and noticing how these reflexively come to develop a person’s thoughts and actions further.

How might we work?

At the session we will work in small groups to explore narratives of just 200-300 words that you are invited to bring with you. These will typically feature a notable recent moment that might have surprised or troubled you. We will consider the wider practical and theoretical ideas and implications that underpin Immersed Reflexivity and the continuing development of your practice.

About Rob:

‘I am an independent organisational development and strategic analysis practitioner with an interest in how individuals and groups work with ‘live’ and practical organisational opportunities and problems.  I have a doctorate in organisational change focusing on the link between healthcare policy and the effect it has on frontline practice. Central to this has been my interest in complexity and how we are often drawn to talk about life in organisations as rational, linear and simple places despite our experience to the contrary.’

E-mail: smilewarwick@gmail.com Website: www.metisexploration.com

About the event

Because we want to work closely with people, and to hear their stories, we’ve limited the number of places on a first come, first served basis.  So, if you are interested, please book early.  RSVP to Bob MacKenzie @ bob_mackenzie@btopenworld.com by 3 August. 

Cost:  NIL on this occasion, thanks to Rob's finding us an alternative venue free in view of the temporary unavailability of AWG's usual venue at Roots and Shoots.  Please note that we will not be providing refreshments, so do feel free to bring your own lunch, or to buy refreshments in the Cass cafeteria.

And afterwards?

Those of us who want to keep the conversations going after 4.30 pm can do so in the Artillery Arms, http://www.artillery-arms.co.uk/

Would you like to know more, or to offer to lead a session of the AMED Writers’ Group? Then please get in touch.

Best wishes. Bob MacKenzie, AWG Convenor, T: 02380-238-458; M: 07855-458-691; E:  bob_mackenzie@btopenworld.com 

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