Why Should We Bother with Ethics?

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The Suggested Reading

Ethical Breakdowns, Max H. Bazerman and Ann E. Tenbrunsel From the April 2011 HBR Issue

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The Session

Why Should we Bother with Ethics?

The webinar, facilitated by Mauro Locarnini, will look at whether and how ethics has anything to offer us as change agents.

The webinar will focus on three issues:

  1. A view of ethical decision making
  2. How we could use ethics to develop ethical organisations (and avoid ethical breakdowns) in the case of our clients and work
  3. Whether the concept of ethical leadership has anything to offer us as change agents

The Speaker

Peter Collins works extensively in with boards and leadership teams of Australian and international companies including in Indonesia, Brazil the US, with Government Departments, Defence, Police and community and sporting groups on issues of ethics. He is both the Executive Director of Peter Collins and Associates and the Director of the Vincent Fairfax Fellowship in ethics. He has played a leading role with investigations into ethical failures such as preliminary breath test falsification involving Victoria Police in Australia and in the ‘ball tampering’ incidents in cricket.

Peter undertook the Masters Course from Consulting and Coaching for Change at HEC Paris from 2015-17. Peter is a former McKinsey consultant and worked for two Federal Cabinet Ministers, the Minister for Foreign Affairs Alexander Downer and the Minister for Health, Michael Wooldridge. He is a regular guest lecturer at the business school HEC Paris and in Oxford University, where he is undertaking a D. Phil in ethics.


The Meaning of Work with Professor Katie Bailey

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This Webinar ran on Tuesday the 3rd of December 2019 from 5:00PM to 6:30PM CET.

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The Session

The Meaning of Work
Do you find your work meaningful? Why (or why not)? And does it matter? Research tells us that the quest for meaning in work is a natural human impetus and is linked with important outcomes, but it also tells us that many people fail to find much meaning in what they do. Moreover, organisations and managers seem to get in the way of meaning rather than create environments that foster a sense of meaningfulness.

In this session we will zoom in and explore together what meaningful work looks like. We will consider the seven deadly sins often committed by managers that undermine a sense of meaning in contrast with an ecosystem that encourages a holistic approach to meaningfulness. Finally, we will zoom out and question the future for meaningfulness in light of the fundamental changes affecting work today.

The Speaker

Katie Bailey is Professor of Work and Employment at King's Business School, King's College London. She is fascinated by work in all its forms. Her research aims to shed light on what work means to people and why. Her studies on employee engagement, strategic HRM and meaningful work have been published in many journals such as the Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review and Academy of Management Perspectives as well as books and the media. She is Co-Editor of the Oxford Handbook of Meaningful Work (OUP, 2019) and Lead Editor of Employee Engagement in Theory and
Practice (Routledge, 2014). Katie has a PhD from London Business School and she is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, HEA, RSA and CIPD as well as an Honorary Fellow at the Institute for Employment Studies. She has held a number of editorial posts and, from January 2020, will be Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Management Reviews. Katie often speaks at conferences and workshops challenging people to think about whether their own work is meaningful, and what they can do to help create meaningful workplaces. She is currently building a consortium of organisations to co-create an in-depth study of purpose and meaning at work.

The Suggested Reading

What Makes Work Meaningful — Or Meaningless?, MIT Sloan Management Review, Research Feature: Summer 2016 Issue
The Five Paradoxes of Meaningful Work: Introduction to the Special Issue ‘Meaningful Work: Prospects for the 21st Century’, Journal of Management Studies 56:3 May 2019

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Change in Cities, a Case of Change in Systems with Mike Staresinic

This webinar will be hosted by Mike Staresinic, a Consulting and Coaching For Change alumnus.

The Speaker

Mike Staresinic has 25 years' helping civic and political movements organize to catalyze participation and change in more than 40 countries in crisis, conflict, and transition, specialized in democracy and governance, civil society development, civic participation

Mike has held leadership roles in two Washington international affairs organizations, and served the boards of eight nonprofits.Mike’s City50 Project helps cities imagine their futures and create them. What kind of international trading city built for people do you want to live in, in 2050? So far, Kharkiv, Mariupol, and Severodonetsk have engaged the City50 Project to learn from Pittsburgh’s transformation as the USA’s Comeback City from heavy industry to a modern economy in a thriving city, among 20 cities across the globe.

The change agent is willing to look at things from new angles and with new eyes. Panorama offers a fresh look at familiar topics. Armstrong Cork was the world’s largest cork company, the above building is now one of more than 65 historic industrial sites transformed to modern use. 

 

Learning objectives : By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to :-

1. Identify city transformations as a specific type of complex adaptive living system transformation

2. Gain facility with tools and methods that can be developed to understand complexity and interdependence in city systems

3. Understand new dimensions of transformation in the city of your interest

 

The Session

Change in Cities...A Case of Change in Systems“Nathan Coleman was paralyzed from the neck down in a car accident at age 18. In Pittsburgh, tens of thousands of patients are informed when medical research relevant to them is underway. Nathan signed up for research that now has his brain controlling a robotic arm. In November 2018, the New Yorker Robotic Arm Controlled by the Mind reveals the catalytic power of collaboration underway in cities across sectors in medical, education, and technology research.https://video.newyorker.com/watch/a-robotic-arm-controlled-by-the-mind

Our tCL colleague Mike Staresinic has worked with organizations, coalitions, in over 60 cities and 40 countries. In his work he has encountered interesting and courageous people and daunting challenges. He will share his experience and reflections of using CANVAS tools in his work with cities’ transformation, in the City50 Project he founded.

What kind of internationally connected trading city for people do you want to live in, in 2050? Mike asks this question in different permutations to thousands of people to help build a shared vision of the future. Using Pittsburgh as a case study of transformation from a heavy industry, heavily-polluted city to a modern mixed economy with a high quality of life, Mike will share tools he developed and uses to help cities reimagine their futures and create change to do so:

  1. Paired Dimensions: Catalyze Thinking in Complexity
  2. Cities for People: Civic Participation Drives the Quality of Transformation
  3. The Globe Theater: A Map of the City’s International Connections
  4. Engage the System Through the Organization – Organizational Development
  5. Visual Literacy – Develop Personal Vision as a skill

Mike will bring illustrative experiences from his current work connecting cities in Ukraine and Pittsburgh, notably a project to map city-to-city relationships.