Suzy Adra, Ph.D completed her dissertation entitled The States of Presence and Insight in The Painting Process at the California Institute of Integral Studies, in May of 2016. She is a frequent presenter at the Science & Non- duality (SAND) Conference where she shares her academic research, and artwork. She is a freelance art curator,
Alexandra Rotter has been working as a journalist for various magazines in the fields of economics and technology. She is specialised in the topics Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Human Enhancements and Cyborgism as well as leadership, power and digitisation. Alexandra studied art history at the University of Vienna and the University of Lausanne. She lives in
Ganesh Anantharaman works with the Bangalore based Global IT firm Wipro Technologies Limited as General Manager in the Leadership & People Sciences function. He is also currently the elected President of the Indian Society for Applied Behavioural Science (ISABS). Besides being a T Group practitioner since 1998, Ganesh has also been on the staff of
Ruth Anderwald + Leonhard Grond live and work in Vienna as an artist duo. Since 2014 their main focus has been on the artistic research project Dizziness–A Resource. Since 2012 they have been curating HASENHERZ, a screening and discussion series inspired by Arnold Schönberg’s Society for Private Musical Performances. From 2013-2014 they worked with the
Tova Averbuch has been an Organization Development practitioner for over thirty years. She pioneered with Open Space Technology (OST) in Israel and the world since 1999. She teaches Master degree students of Organizational Consultation in Recanati School for Business at Tel Aviv University, giving courses in consulting behavior and in Large Group Interventions with the
Bjarne Bakkegaard, is a major in the Danish Army and former teacher and coach at the Royal Danish Army Officers’ Academy. Bjarne has more than twenty years’ experience in leadership. He is a qualified coach and certified in different development and testing tools. Bjarne has a Masters in Management and Development from Copenhagen Business School.
Jakob Rømer Barfod, is a major in the Danish Army and former Deputy Head of the Leadership Department at the Royal Danish Army Officers’ Academy. Jakob has more than twenty-five years’ experience in military leadership. Jakob has a Masters in Organizational Psychology. He is especially inspired by the idea of the multiverse system and how
Robert Jan Blomme is a Full Professor of Organization Behavior at Nyenrode Business University and Director of the Nyenrode Center for Leadership and Management Development. His teaching and research covers a wide range of topics in organization behavior, organization sociology, organization theory and organizational wisdom. He has published over 150 articles, book chapters and proceedings
Heike Brembach has accompanied development processes in medium sized businesses and organisations within the social economy for the last 15 years. She has gained profound knowledge through certificates and degrees in integral and systemic organisational development, process work, diversity management, and as a competitive athlete. She combines concepts of organi- sational development and performance enhancement
Michaela Bristol-Faulhammer is an organizational consultant, values coach, and scholar-practitioner. Consulting topics involve creating experiential learning experiences that facilitate behavior change and values literacy. In her research, she focuses on refugee migration and systems change. She has been qualified and worked as a T-group facilitator at Stanford Graduate School of Business. She received a Ph.D.
Tom Brown holds an MBA and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Simon Fraser University. He has an academic and practical background in communications, program development and instructional design. His research interests are located at the intersection of university teaching and business ethics with a particular interest in online education. Since 1998 he has held a
Christian Stary is currently head and full professor of Business Informatics-Communications Engineering, and JKU Knowledge Management Competence Centre at Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria. His research interests are knowledge elicitation and representation, and distributed socio-technical system development for learning support and organisational development. He regularly chairs various international projects and events, such as the Journal
John Colvin is a systemic intermediary and researcher who works on integrated and adaptive approaches to sustainable development in Southern Africa, South Asia and Latin America. A Director of Emerald Network Ltd, a Principal with the Global Climate Adaptation Partnership and a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Open University, he holds a doctorate degree
Alexander Crispo is professor at the Department of Technology, Leadership and Innovation at the College of Technology at Purdue University. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in leadership and organizational change. He is past president of the International Society for the Exploration of Teaching and Learning, and a member of the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society.
Ralph De Chabert is the SVP, Chief Diversity Officer for Brown-Forman Corp. and possesses over 20 years of experience in the Diversity & Inclusion field. Previously, he held successive positions as Chief Diversity Officer, Vice-President of Employee Relations & Diversity and Head of Executive Development and Diversity for Safeway Corp., McKesson Corp. and American President
Alain de Vulpian is a socio-anthropologist and the founder of Cofremca, RISC, and Sociovision. He has dedicated his professional life to conducting action research, observing the evolution of western societies, and designing humane interventions. His book “Towards the Third Modernity: How Ordinary People Are Transforming the World”, Triarchy Press, 2008, summarizes this work. Since his
Rob de Wilde, Msc works as management consultant, interim (change) manager and teaches at several Dutch business schools. He is specialized in Large Scale Interventions and leadership development and is one of the pioneers in introducing Large Scale Intervention and Whole Scale Change in the Netherlands, after he had been invited by the founders of
Elizabeth Debold, Ed.D., author, speaker and transformative educator, is a world-renowned authority on gender development. She has appeared on Oprah, Good Morning America and NPR. She served as the Academic Director of the MA in Conscious Evolution at The Graduate Institute, and has taught at Harvard University and the New School for Social Research. She
Brian Emerson, PhD works primarily in the areas of Leadership Development, Organizational Culture-and-Strategy Alignment, and Polarity Thinking. His passion for OD was originally sparked while living in Namibia converting school systems from Afrikaans to English. Since then, Brian has partnered with clients in a variety of sectors (e.g. PBS, National Institute of Health, Madison Square
Silvia Ettl-Huber, Ph.D. (born 1970) is a scientific advisor at the Center for Journalism and Communication Management at the Danube University Krems (Austria). She studied Communication Science at the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg (Austria). She wrote her Ph.D. thesis on media marketing and later headed an international research project on the topic of media
Klaus Feldmann is a researcher at the Education Sciences Group at the Vienna University of Business and Economics. He was professor of sociology at the University of Hannover from 1980-2004. Since then he has designed and published qualitative studies on habitus, professionalisation and school-dropouts together with Erna Nairz-Wirth.
Ann Feyerherm is the Chair of the Management Department at the Graziadio Business School of Pepperdine University. In addition to serving in academic administration, she enjoys teaching. In 2009, she was awarded the university’s highest teaching honor, the Howard A. White teaching excellence award. She has a strong belief in increasing human capacity through strength-based
Gerda Füricht-Fiegl teaches change management, social media, the EU political system, lobbying and political communication at the Danube-University Krems and other Austrian and international institutes. Her research focuses on political communication in the context of the EU. She has practical experience in managerial positions in communications and was head of corporate communications at a major
Peter-W. Gester holds a degree in psychology (Diplom-Psychologe) and is a psychological psychotherapist for adults, children, and adolescents. He also holds a doctoral degree in Health Science and is Professor of Human Resources and Coaching at the Eastern Institute for Integrated Learning in Management in the Indian state of Sikkim, carrying out lecture activities on
Stephen Gilligan is a psychologist who received his doctorate from Stanford University. He was a central figure in the original NLP group, and then became a major student of and Milton Erickson, the great psychiatrist and hypnotherapist. Dr. Gilligan has been extending this work for the past 35 years in significant ways, while developing the 3rd generation
Joan Goppelt, Ph.D. is Director of Practice at Act Too Consulting, which provides organization consulting and research. Joan has degrees in mathematics, computer science, and most recently a doctor of philosophy in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University. Joan’s interests include collaboration, re-conceptualizing leadership, and challenging management discourse.
Gregor Famira holds degrees in both law and business. He is an attorney-at-law and partner of an international law firm. Gregor spends most of his business life in Austria and the southeast-European region, building organisations and helping his clients to do so. As a lawyer, he is involved in several AI-driven businesses, and their challenges
Edda Heijting has a post bachelor in management and social studies from the Erasmus University Netherlands. She has worked in different positions at municipalities and started her own consultancy company, Heijting Weerts Groep, in 2000. The main goal of the company is the development of social innovations together with researchers from different universities.