Speaker

The Speakers who will be with us from 22nd to 23rd August:

Maxilian Locher

University Witten/Herdecke

Workshop: Utopia of Work? Digitization as Problem and Solution for Work and Society

I’m a researcher at the chair for culture theory and management and am working on a federally funded research project that focuses on the relationship between digitization and communication, innovation and learning in manufacturing. Besides this I also experience organizational reality from the perspective of a facilitating consultant working for Metaplan. My interest described shortly: How can we shape the digitization of organizations in a way that paves the way to a more human and innovative future?

Werner Eichhorst

Honorary Professor at Bremen University

Workshop: The Impacts of the Demographical Changes on the World of Work

Werner Eichhorst studied sociology, political science, psychology and public policy and administration. After working with the Institute for Employment Research, IAB, from 2004 to 2005, he joined IZA, becoming Coordinator of Labor Market and Social Policy in Europe in January 2017. Since November 2017 he is Honorary Professor at Bremen University, affiliated with Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy SOCIUM. With the focus on demographic change, Werner Eichhorst will explain the several impacts on our developing working world and in how far it will influence our perception of work, the structure of a future working world and what impact it will have on future generations.

Janina Urban

Research institute for social development

Workshop: Green New Deal

Research Associate with an academic degree in economics and politics. She studied in Münster and Berlin. Currently she works for the Research Institute for Social Development. Her focus is on changing of economics taught in a sustainable way.

Patrizza Rocha 

BTH – Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden

Workshop: Degression of hierarchies in the working world and potential requirements towards the state- a comparison

Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Patrizzia is a Biologist and holds an M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering with 7 years of experiences in environmental licensing processes and socio-environmental projects in Brazil. Her curiosity about how nature works and how humans have been impacting the planet both negatively and positively have lead her to seek for knowledge and successful experiences. Supporting people to keep their natural connection with the planet, fostering holistic thinking and increasing understanding of our complex society and environments. 

Ellen Decoodt

BTH – Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden

Workshop: Degression of hierarchies in the working world and potential requirements towards the state- a comparison

I am a young woman, following my own path in life, not knowing where it will bring me or how I will get there. Until now my biography would start with “Ellen Decoodt is a Belgian freelance production manager in the perfor- ming arts …” Although I am still Belgian, this sentence isn’t true anymore. I am heading towards a new professional direction. I used to work with artists, arts institutions and art organisations, I was managing a lot of practical and adminis- trative things in order to enable them to focus on the artistic content. 

At a certain point I realised I missed a lot in my job: I didn’t learn anymore, I missed content and a shared vision to work towards. Once I had acknowledged that fact, space for new perspectives appeared. These new perspectives lead me to Ms Strategic towards sutainability and at this moment I don’t yet know where the path of my life will bring me afterwards. 

Sophie Charrois

BTH – Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden

Workshop: Degression of hierarchies in the working world and potential requirements towards the state- a comparison

Sophie is an open-minded change agent with a passion for organizational development and community involvement. While unraveling the mysteries of the fashion & textile value chain during her first studies, she became deeply involved in the topic of sustainability in higher education, economics & management by joining the international student network oikos. That‘s where she started embarking on a self-development and leadership journey that finally led her to MSLS in 2019.