Third webinar in series on SuSanA

22 June 2016 09:00

The third webinar in a monthly recurring series on SuSanA is called 'Of Faeces and Icebergs – Sanitation, Organizational Neurosis and Change’ and it is scheduled for Wednesday June 22th 2016 at 9:00 EDT (New York time)/15.00 CET.

The presentation will aim to sensitize water and sanitation sector professionals (managers, consultants and scientists alike) for the need to deal in a meaningful way with what is perceived as "resistance to change" in order to sustainably strengthen actors' capacity to adapt to challenges emerging from their environment. Linking the dimensions of the individual, the organization and society at large, it puts forward an approach of "organizational therapy" geared towards raising awareness and mobilizing organizations' own potentials for overcoming their limitations. Organized around the originally Freudian concept of "introjection" as its central topos, the presentation offers behavioural sciences, anthropological and psychotherapeutic evidence to give the approach a firm methodological grounding.

Presenter: Thomas Rieger - Como Consult (Organization Development consultant affiliated to Como Consult in Hamburg, Germany. Specializes in accompanying complex change processes in public administration, private business and NGOs).

The webinar will last approximately 45 minutes including a presentation followed by an open discussion with webinar participants. We will also open the session 30 minutes beforehand for a low-key ‘mingle’ among participants, where you can test your computer video or microphone. The webinar is being hosted by Stockholm Environment Institute and the SuSanA secretariat as part of a grant to SEI funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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