Leicester Conference goes ahead in Germany for August 2020.

Leicester Conference goes ahead in Germany for August 2020

The Leicester Conference 2020 will take place at the Landhotel am Sonnenhang in the town of Pleystein, Bavaria in Germany. The closest airports are either Munich 2 hours drive from the venue or Nuremberg, 1 hour away.

This is excellent news! To allow those who did not apply, as they were watching and wating to see if the conference would be possible this year, we have re-opened applications. You have until 9am Friday, 10 July 2020. Bursaries are available.

Unprecedented decision: why?

The unfolding of 2020 has offered us all a masterclass in working with volatility uncertainty complexity and ambiguity (VUCA)– not everyone has the stomach for it. We have faced challenges on political, economic, environmental and cultural levels, whether it is the impact of the UK Brexit on the European Union, the financial impact of Covid-19, or the unleashing of worldwide calls for justice at the hands of state brutality against citizens (be they black bodies in USA or gay identities in Chechnya).

The need for a new understanding of the ways in which we lead and follow has never been so urgent or so ripe for engagement. We had been hoping to hold the Leicester Conference in its traditional home. Covid-19 UK impact has meant that the plan had to change. Just as we did in 2006, when the Conference was held in Surrey, we decided with resilience and creativity to ensure the safety of participants.

We have a venue that is ready, compliant with all social distancing, safety and hygiene measures to the standards of EU, German and Regional authorities.

Choosing to Change 

The 74th Leicester Conference will begin on 1st August 2020 and last for 14 days. This spa hotel is a wonderful backdrop to consider the issues inherent in the world that we will re-enter post Covid-19. The issues of authority and role in reconfigured social systems will be critical, and what types of leaders will we elect/follow and what type of citizens we will choose to be, remains to be discovered.

Where will you be on 1 August 2020?  You are invited to come and gather face to face, to encounter the forces at work in our study of Task, Authority and Organisation, and what 4C’s C-Change means for our digital citizenry and our embodied future.

Dr Leslie B Brissett
Director, Leicester Conference 2020
Director, Group Relations Programme, TIHR

For further details including timings and fee (which includes accommodation), download the poster.

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