Relational Welfare

Nordic Conference

In June 2019 we will welcome you to our 5th Nordic Conference.

Relational Welfare – Organizational Capacity & Relational Leadership Practices
June 26 – 28 2019, Aarhus, Denmark

On this page you will find information about the conference

Join the conference and explore learning from the latest advances in collaborative practice

Joint Action, The TAOS Institute and Aarhus municipality have the pleasure to invite you, your colleagues and relationally sensitive practitioners and scholars, to our 4th International Conference in Collaborate Practices and Human Centered Governance. In the previous three years we have explored the practices of relational welfare with guests from the UK, Norway, Sweden, US and Denmark. This year we expand our focus to include practices of leadership. We have learned that relational welfare calls for a new orientation in leadership. The focus moves away from managing people into fostering productive relationships across silos and bureaucratic structures. It is a leadership that encourages innovation over stability, process over structures, participation over regimentation, and solutions over services.

Joint Action, The TAOS Institute and Aarhus municipality are excited to invite you, your colleagues and relationally sensitive practitioners and scholars, to our 5th Nordic Conference in Collaborate Practices and Human Centered Governance. This year we further expand our focus from last year’s topic: practices of leadership. We are examining how leadership builds and develops organizational capacity and relational welfare practices.

Why do we study Leadership and Relational Welfare?

Recent research among public sector leaders indicates agreement about what the most present challenges in our modern society are. Simultaneously, there is little coherence in how leaders try to engage with these challenges. For so many leaders and their employees, stress and frustration is a part of their worklife. We believe that collaborative practices offer a comprehensive and promising alternative to the dominant practices of leadership and public welfare of the last century. At the center of the relational approach is a fundamental shift towards a view of leadership and welfare as something we do together in collaborative settings, instead of something we do to each other.

We have learned that relational welfare calls for a new orientation in leadership. The focus moves away from managing people into fostering productive relationships across silos and bureaucratic structures. It is a leadership that encourages innovation over stability, process over structures, participation over regimentation, and solutions over services. It is widely accepted that leadership and public welfare must be rooted in relational practices. Such practices unleash enormous potential and demonstrate great promise for the future of leadership and public welfare.

What to expect of the Conference?

The program of 2019 invites you to a day of exploring new Nordic and international research findings. A day for the practitioners and leaders with workshops on how to build and develop organizational capacity. And lastly a day of learning from practical, real life cases. The keynote speakers and workshop practitioners will consist of international practitioners and scientists.

We are furthermore introducing two new segments: relational talks and poster sessions. With the relational talks we invite keynote speakers to give a short presentation on a specific subject. When each keynote has done their presentation, we ask the audience to participate in a dicussion on the subject of the presentation.

The poster sessions are an opportunity for the workshop practitioners to present the essence of what will take place in their session, and why you should participate in them.

 

The final programme for the conference will be published in 2019.

The list of workshops will be announced on a continuous basis.
There will be key notes and workshops in English

List of key note speakers:

We look forward to presenting next year’s main speakers to the nordic conference.

OUR PARTNERS
Aarhus Municipality & the TAOS Institute

FOUNDERS
joint action & Joint Action Analytics

Til konferencen arbejder vi med aktuelle velfærdsudfordringer

I tråd med forrige års konference ville keynotes og workshops være af højeste forskningsbaserede og faglige kaliber. Internationale – såvel som danske – profilerede forskere, eksperter, undervisere, ledere, konsulenter samt andre velfærdspraktikere og professionaliteter udbød keynotes og workshops med stor faglig klangbund. Vi kombiner viden og praksis gennem alle oplæg, hvor workshopholderne inviterer egne kunder med på gulvet. Vi får hermed del i en større mangfoldighed af de relationelle velfærdsfortællinger, som konstituerer sig rundt omkring i landets kommuner, organisationer og institutioner.

Vi får flere praktikeres stemmer ind i vidensdelingen, velfærdsudviklingen og debatten, og alle konferencens deltagere får derved større berøring med, hvordan dagsordenen varetages gennem forskellige initiativer rundt omkring i både ind- og udland. Det bidrager samtidig til konferencens mål om, at deltagerne igennem samarbejde og kendskab til aktuel viden, tiltag og metoder kan være med til at udvikle løsninger til aktuelle velfærdsudfordringer. Løsninger, der vil inspirere til at iværksætte nye tiltag og initiativer rundt omkring i organisationerne.

Vi har igen inviteret Århus Kommune ind som central partner for konferencen. Med dette samarbejde tager konferencen afsæt i nyeste viden og praksiserfaringer fra den virkelighed, som kommuner står i. Aarhus kommune tænker “kommunen forfra”, og hele byen emmer lige nu af engagementet til at gentænke – Let’s Rethink lyder sloganet for den nyligt indledte kulturhovedstad. Vi lægger os i forlængelse af bevægelsen og vil med denne konference, i tæt samarbejde med Aarhus kommune, gentænke vores velfærd. Vi byder dig velkommen til årets konference 2019 – her inviteres du, sammen med resten af konferencens deltagere, ind til et samarbejde om at udvikle mulige velfærdsløsninger til de reelle udfordringer.

List of key note speakers

  • Hilary Cottam Innovatør og social entreprenør
  • Karl Tomm Professor i psykiatri
  • Jacob Storch Adm. direktør i joint action // Erhvervs Ph.D. (prof. doctorate)
  • Carsten Hornstrup
    Carsten Hornstrup Direktør og managing partner Cand.Scient.Pol//MSc//ph.d
  • Kenneth Gergen
    Kenneth Gergen Professor, President of TAOS Institute
  • Ottar Ness Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Get contacted to hear,

if the conference is for you

You can contact us on +45 27 13 40 80 or write to kontakt@joint-action.dk

Mød konferencens videnspartnere

Aarhus Kommune

Aarhus Kommune

Aarhus Kommune har gennem mange projekter været dagsordensættende i forhold til at gentænke den kommunale velfærdstænkning og -praksis. Blandt andet gennem projekterne Kærlig Kommune og Kommune forfra - Århus gentænker velfærden.

VIA University College

VIA University College

VIAs forskning og udvikling skaber viden, der er med til at finde nye løsninger på samfundsmæssige udfordringer. VIA laver primært anvendt forskning i samarbejde med private og offentlige partnere

joint action

joint action

joint action er et århusiansk konsulenthus, der arbejder forskningsbaseret med organisations- og ledelsesudvikling. I joint action er vi optaget af vores evne til at samarbejde og skabe bedre sociale verdener.


SUS arbejder med social innovation med brugerne i centrum. De er specialiseret i at udvikle sociale løsninger, der skaber bedre livskvalitet for mennesker i en svær livssituation.

SUS har mere end 20 års erfaring med at udvikle sociale løsninger i tæt samspil med borgere og professionelle. De samarbejder med og løser opgaver for organisationer, kommuner, ministerier og fonde.

The conference takes place in Aarhus C

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