Working With Emergence - rearranged date

Working With Emergence - rearranged date

This is the second of a series of conferences under the theme, Towards Human Flourishing. It takes place in Winchester

Start Date:
Saturday 19th May 2018
Start Time:
University of Winchester
Petra Griffiths
Prof Chris Mowles & Rev. Dr Terry Biddington

In the face of growing complexity and diversity in our local and global communities, and our increasingly unsustainable way of life, we need a new form of intelligence, and related skills and tools, to enable us to be effective agents for change. We will explore how working with emergent processes can help us become more effective in working for a world where all can flourish. We will also look at the skills we need to develop to work with emergence.

Keynote Speakers:

Chris Mowles – Professor of Complexity and Management, University of Hertfordshire – Talk title: Working with Emergence.

Rev. Dr Terry Biddington – Dean of Spiritual life and lecturer in Practical and Eco Theology, University of Winchester – Talk title: The Emergence of Interiority and the On-going Evolution of Religion in a Still Unfinished Universe.

About the Event

This interactive event will begin with a keynote address by Chris Mowles. He will address key questions encountered when working with Complexity and Emergence, with particular reference to how this learning can be thought about in group settings. Following the lecture Professor Chris Mowles will lead us in a large group process drawing from his training with the Institute of Group Analysis. In the afternoon Rev Dr Terry Biddington will give a keynote address exploring the emergence of interiority as part of the process of cosmic evolution, to show how religion is something that is unfinished and evolving, much as the universe is.Small group discussion Following this talk there will be small facilitated groups exploring themes of the day and how they can be applied practically. The day will end with feedback from the groups.

Tea and coffee will be provided in the morning and afternoon. Please bring your own lunch. Hot drinks are available nearby at lunchtime.

Although this day is a stand-alone event, it forms part of a wider programme at the Institute for Theological Partnerships, based on spiritually inspired training offered by Spirit

of Peace.

About Winchester

The University of Winchester King Alfred Campus (exact location will be emailed to those booking). Winchester is easily accessible by train from Gatwick Airport and around an hour from central London. Winchester is a major tourist destination in the south-east of England. Consider staying longer to see more of the city if you are able to.

Getting to the campus

The Campus is about a 15 minute walk from the station. A taxi costs around £6. If anyone would like to share a taxi from the station or do the walk with the help of someone who knows the shortest route, we will do our best to co-ordinate this.

Please contact for more details.

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