Programme

Sun, 15.3.

Arrival

Mon 16.3.

Digitalzation

Tue, 17.3.

­Work and society

Wed, 18.3.

Self(being)

Thu, 19.3.

Sustainable econimcs

Fri, 20.3.

Excursion

Sat, 21.3.

social entrepeneurhip

Sun, 22.3.

Relax and Leaving

The Winter School was very good balanced, it couldn’t be better. I really love the schedule with all the good speakers and inspirational insights!

Lena Hey, participant Winter School 2018

Digitalization

Utopia of Work

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Maximilian Locher Digitization as Problem and Solution for Work and Society” is thequestion that will stand in the focus of Maximilan Lochers Keynote. As the digitization is a new development which brings many new possibilities but also many risks, he will focus on the question of how we can shape the digitization of organizations in a way that paves the way to a more human and innovative future

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Hierarchy and cooperation in the digitalized working society

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Dr. Falko von Ameln. Is there a future for organizations without hierarchies? What could advance the humanization of work? What are the main fields of conflicts that arise within the transformation of the industrial society? Dr. Falko von Ameln will speak about the main change drivers of work and compare different developments within the structure of Organizations. Alongside a comparison of a hierarchical system with a self-controlled system and the market logic, he will speak about the humanization of work and the digital Taylorism.

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Degression of hierarchies in the working world and potential requirements towards the state – a comparison

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Sophie Charrois, Patrizzia Rocha and Ellen Decoodt will host a Workshop, which will focus on a living systems perspective on organizations (or ‘organic forms of organizing’). How this perspective can form our understanding of work and how organizations can move there will be discussed. Moreover, they will speak about strategic planning for sustainability and some very applicable tools. The discussions will be very interactive and leave much room to bring in own ideas and perspectives.

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Work and Society

Social system on black markets

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At the center of my analysis are sweatshops that are not connected to legally established companies, but to a marketplace that is also submerged in informality and illegality. My presentation is divided in two parts. The first one tells the story of sweatshops emerging as a result of far-reaching transformations of a national garment industry, which is tolerated by politicians and security forces, and detached from any formal production and distribution processes. The second one focuses on the people working there. After a description of the mentioned major political economic transformations, I will address two distinctive strategies that workers deploy in this economy: an informal retirement and health systems, and informal strategies to get credit for financing production. The presentation seeks to unearth a particular constellation of garment production: one that imposes hard conditions for people but also an economic space in which workers learn to work, deploy specific strategies and overcome life-threatening problems.

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Access to social protection for workers and self- employed

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Not least because of technical change and digitization, labor markets and working environments are changing fundamentally. This also means that freedoms and guarantees should be understood and shaped in new ways at the political and operational levels. This includes access to productive employment, developing skills and securing transitions and choices. The seminar is intended to discuss this.

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into Digitization – control and risks in terms of data and trade of personal data

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Dominic Lindner. What is “agile work” and how can it look like? What are agile organizations? Dominic Lindner will focus on the transformation of organizations within the digitization. He will give an analysation of the current situation of organizations and then speak of methods of agile work. Further, he will speak about specific methods like cloud-computing and virtual teams

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Self(being)


Mindfullness in Leadership

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The mindful leadership workshop will give a better understanding of mindfulness, self-leadership and methods how to lead mindfully. It will also give insights on the effects of mindful leading.

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Time for a mindful walk for reflection.

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Get in touch with the participants in the nature of Witten and reflect the what you have learned so far.

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Movie and Discussion

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The film From Business To Being tells the story of three executives – a former investment banker at Lehman Brothers, a project manager in the automotive industry and a regional manager at the pharmacy chain “dm” – who embark on a quest to find ways out of the “rat race”. Their motivation: the desire for more enthusiasm, meaning and authenticity in their work. Through their sensitive and yet forthright approach Hanna Henigin and Julian Wildgruber provide deep insight into the emotional sphere of the otherwise closed world of business leaders and explore the question: To what extent are the crises of today‘s workplaces crises of consciousness? Can meditation and awareness training help to free people from stress provoking patterns of thinking and behaving, and get back to themselves?

What skills will be required from business leaders in the future and how do organisations in a globalised world have to be rethought and restructured towards more collaboration? In their search for answers, the filmmakers meet experts from economy, science and meditation who build bridges between “business” and “being” and give new impetus for a cultural change in the business world, focussing on the well-being of all stakeholders.
From Business To Being is a film that touches people, inspires discussion and above all encourages an honest look inside: Who am I? What inspires me? And how do I live and act accordingly? All that is based on the conviction that changes towards a better working environment and society are rooted in a growing awareness of the individual.

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Sustainable economics

Ways out of our current way of capitalist economy to alternative economic ways 

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Is there a certain “compulsion to grow” out of high inequality?

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Till van Treek is working on a project that deals with the question of whether high inequality leads to long working hours because lower income groups sacrifice free time in order to keep up with the consumption norms of upper income groups, and thus with the question whether a certain degree of high inequality Growth constraint “goes out.

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Green New Deal

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On a European level – and previously advertised by left / progressive candidates in the USA and UK – the Green Deal represents the European government program for this legislative period. In this lecture I will take a more theoretically guided look at the Green Deal, short Principles under. Monetary theories and currency areas in order to compare the position of the international financial market order with the plans of the European Discuss the commission on the green deal and sustainable finance and what possible conflicts of interest can be derived from this.

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Excursion

Examlple of structural change of the working world – excursion to Zeche Zollverein, a decomissioned Colliery. UNESCO world heritage

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Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage Site: 100 hectares, distributed over the central shaft facilities of Zollverein XII, the Shafts 1/2/8 and the coking plant premises. 100 hectares which fill the term “industrial culture” with life like no other place. More than 25 years after its closure, the once largest colliery in Europe combines culture and dining, design and architecture, handicraft and the creative industry – as the only World Heritage Site of the Ruhr Area.

December 14, 2001: The UNESCO World Heritage Committee declares the inscription of the Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen on the World Heritage List. The overriding objective: the preservation of cultural and natural heritage sites of mankind, which have an outstanding universal value and are thus both unique and authentic, but are simultaneously sensibly integrated into public life. The conditions at Zollverein were perfect: The Committee acknowledged the ensemble as “representative of the development of traditional heavy industries in Europe” and especially praised the “architecture of the industrial complex in the Bauhaus style, which was for decades exemplary for modern industrial construction”.

Authentic and part of public life: meanwhile, about 1.5 million visitors get inspired by the Zollverein World Heritage Site. Year after year. Preservation through conversion has been the motto to the present day; variety characterises the offerings, which combine history, culture, creativity, entertainment, gastronomy, and recreation.

Be inspired – by cultural highlights and guided tours, by renowned museums, exceptional studios and exquisite cuisine, by an exceptional symphony in red and steel.

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Social entrepreneurship

How can we develop, fund and implement solutions to social, cultural, or environmental issues.

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Get in touch with real social entrepreneurs and learn how to develop entrepreneurial ideas for solving social and environmental problems.

Sandra Schürmann: Projektfabrik

Christine Bleks: Tausche Bildung für Wohnen

Oliver Kuschel: Antrophia

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