MiL Foundation Forum Leadership Conference 2019


Work from where you are and not from where you’d want to be

davesnowden-portrait.jpgJoin us at this year’s MiL Foundation Leadership Conference where we welcome our special guest Professor Dave Snowden, Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Cognitive Edge, who will share some of his experience, tools and ideas on how to lead and organize work effectively, make decisions and work with transformations.

In a time of increased anxiety, hesitation and even paralysis in many organizations and leadership roles, we invite you to come to Malmö and give yourself and your team the time and space to mobilize your courage, challenge what you know and explore new ideas in an exciting learning community of other managers, consultants and researchers.

During two intense days we will explore how to think about transforming organizational cultures starting by exploring what kind of system you are and what kind of stories you tell:

  • Using the Cynefin® model – what is possible to see and do?
  • How to look at cultural transformation through concepts such as complex adaptive systems, flexible negotiable boundaries and enabling constraints?
  • How to embrace the idea of nudging and small stepping-stones in big transformations?
  • How to detect and make sense of weak signals?
  • How to use catalytic probes and attractors when designing new organizational interactions?
  • What old practices, false gods and fads do we need to let go of to have higher success with our own cultural transformation?

Why join?

Leadership-conference.jpgJoin us if you are a manager, researcher or internal consultant working with leadership and organizational development looking to gain:

  • New insights, questions and courage to bring back to your practice in 2019!
  • A collaborative learning space exploring new ways to lead and organize
  • A diverse network and learning community

Who should join?

MANAGERS and LEADERS, which are dealing with cultural transformation in their everyday life, trying to manage and lead their people, business and themselves.

MiLCONSULTANTS moving between different organizations trying to support, challenge and facilitate change initiatives, new ways of organizing work.

RESEARCHERS studying organizations and leadership, wanting to provide relevant insight and knowledge to help understand what’s happening and predict and guide future actions.

INSTITUTIONS trying to support efforts to learn together and change together – let’s all meet up in Malmö in January.

Register now to attend. Get the best out of two worlds by attending as a group from your organization as there will be opportunity for dialogue and exploration of the different concepts introduced and what they mean for you and your organization specifically.




12 000 SEK, for members in MiL Foundation Forum 6 000 SEK. Price is excluding VAT.

Rules for cancellation: Cancellations before January 3, 2019 no charge. After that full price. Your ticket can be transferred to another participant from your company without cost, just let us know.

Register:, +46 40 10 50 00




davesnowden-col.jpg Dave Snowden, Founder Chief Scientific Officer of Cognitive Edge and the founder and Director of the Centre for Applied Complexity at the University of Wales.  His work is international in nature and covers government and industry looking at complex issues relating to strategy, organisational decision making and decision making.  He has pioneered a science based approach to organisations drawing on anthropology, neuroscience and complex adaptive systems theory.  He is a popular and passionate keynote speaker on a range of subjects, and is well known for his pragmatic cynicism and iconoclastic style.
alenka-300x135.jpg Alenka Rosenqvist, Co-worker relations manager at Inter IKEA group. Humanist by birth and somebody who has the skill to make simple things complex. Human rights and equality are values close to her heart and a prerequisite for driving a humanistic co-worker relations agenda throughout IKEA. Passionate about creating relationships in unexpected constellations and connecting people where new knowledge and perspectives can happen. Reflecting and experimenting around the topics of measurements, co-worker experience and meaning making in IKEA.
magnuslarsson-col.jpg Magnus Larsson, Associate Professor, Copenhagen Business School. 
Magnus possesses the rare gift of making the complex seem simple without simplifying. With a background as a certified psychologist, today he spends most of his days as a researcher at Copenhagen Business School, where he studies leadership, leadership development and managers’ identity processes and some days doing consultancy work for MiL Institute.
Olav-Hedlin-300x135.jpg Olov Hedlin, IKEA Culture Specialist. He project led the update of the IKEA key values, is working on questions on why we behave the way we do, and is part of the initiative to strengthen the IKEA culture. In his master thesis he criticized IKEA for being a religious sect, spent 3 years recording hundreds of IKEA stories from all over IKEA and 6 years on culture and communication work for purchasing in Asia.

 More guests to be announced...



johannasteen-col.jpg Johanna Steen, Head of MiL Foundation Forum
Johanna is the driving force behind MiL Foundation Forum’s ambition to create and host spaces for shared reflection and learning between academia and practice, between the different stand points, knowledge bases and vocabularies of managers, researchers and consultants.




January 24th, starts at 9:00 - January 25th, ends at 14:00




Studio Meetingpoint, Nordenskiöldsgatan 24, Malmö







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