Wheatley seminar

Mon, 6 Feb 1995 18:14:46 -0500

Self-Organizing Systems: An Inquiry into Change and Organization A
conference presented by Margaret Wheatley and Myron Kellner-Rogers of
Kellner-Rogers & Wheatley, Inc. at Robert Redford's Sundance Resort, Utah.

February 27 -- March 1, 1995
May 8 - 10, 1995
September 18 - 20, 1995
October 9 - 11, 1995

Individual fee: $1750 (tuition, materials and meals: lodging costs are
seperate and to be arranged by attendee)
Team fee: $1,400 per person for teams of three (3) or more from the same

Registration form at the end of this file.

Content Outline for February
February 27 March 1, 1995
Monday, February 27 Self-Organization: What if Order is for Free?
Everything has changed but our thinking.
-- Albert Einstein
Lecture, dialogue and activities focusing on "Conditions for
* The Conditions of Life: Organizations as Living Systems
-- From Newton to Quantum -- From Darwinism to Complexity Theory -- From
Entropy to Self-Organization
* Chaos
-- Determinism and Autonomy -- The Chaos Game -- Fractals
* Order for Free
-- Order as Patterns -- Order as Adaptability -- Boids and Termites
* Coherence
-- The New "80:20 Rule" -- From Critical Mass to Critical Connections
* Information
-- Feedback Loops -- Far-From-Equilibrium-- The Edge of Chaos -- Chemical
Clock Demonstration
* Self-Reference
-- Organizational Identity -- Boundaries and Openness
* The Dance of Organization
-- Holding On and Letting Go
Tuesday, February 28 The New Science of Change and Participation
In this rapidly changing environment, if you're not confused, you're not
thinking clearly.
-- Burt Nanus in The Leader's Edge
Lecture, dialogue and activities will focus on "Change and Conditions for
* A Brief History of Organizational Change
-- Has Anything Really Changed About Change -- Fifty Years of Leadership
* New Approaches to Change
-- Critical Conditions for Self-Organization
* Applications
-- Past, Present and Future Change Efforts -- Designing Change Efforts
Wednesday, March 1
Leading the Self-Organizing Organization
Self-organization lets us feel the quality of a world which gives birth to
ever new variety and ever new manifestations of order against a background of
constant change.
-- Erich Jantsch, Scientist
Dialogue and activities will focus on the "Role of Leaders in Self-Organizing
* Building a New Theory of Leadership and Organizational Change
* Applications to Our Own Organizations

February 26 - March 1, 1995
Sundance, Utah
Sunday, February 26
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Reception and Registration (Cascade Room)
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Dinner (Cascade Room)
Monday & Tuesday, February 27, 28
Daily Working Sessions and Meals in the Rehearsal Hall
7:00 - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 12:00 noon Morning Workshop
12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Luncheon
1:15 - 4:00 p.m. Afternoon Workshop
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Break
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Evening Dialogue
Wednesday, March 1
We will officially adjourn by 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday
7:00 - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 12:30 p.m. Morning Workshop
12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Luncheon

Conference Registration and Additional Information:

Crystal Porter or Gwen Harvey Kellner-Rogers & Wheatley, Inc.
801-374-5023/801-377-2998 (fax)

Tuition, Discounts and Payment:
Individual tuition for the conference is $1,750. Teams of three or more from
the same organization receive a 20% tuition discount ($1,400 each). External
consultants are invited to attend as team members, paired with one or more of
their present clients.
Tuition fees are payable by check or corporate purchase order to
Kellner-Rogers & Wheatley, Inc., P.O. Box 1407, Provo, Utah 84603 (EIN
Lodging reservations are the responsibility of the participant and can be
made directly with Sundance's Central Reservations (1-800-892-1600). A credit
card number for one night's lodging per room deposit is required at time of
booking along with a portage charge of $4 per room. Be sure to mention
Kellner-Rogers & Wheatley, Folio # 100540, and the conference dates to access
group discount rates and blocked rooms. You are not considered confirmed at
the conference until your hotel reservations are made. Full prepayment of
rooms and tax is due 21 days prior to arrival. Rates are:
Sundance Accommodations Nightly
* Deluxe Room/Junior Suite (37 available) $195.00
* Standard (20 available) $142.00
If you would like to arrive before the session begins or depart after it
ends, we have arranged with Sundance for a special group discount for your
lodging on a space-available basis.

Air Transportation:
Sundance is located 55 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport.
Salt Lake City is currently serviced by ten major airlines and is Delta
Airline's western hub.
Ground Transportation:
Shuttle service from the airport can be arranged through Sundance Resort. The
current rate is $50.00 per person one way and is scheduled through Sundance
Guest Services at 1-800-892-1600. Group rates are approximately $150.00 per
van and can also be scheduled through Sundance Group Services.
We have negotiated a special discount through Payless Car Rental should you
want to rent a car. You may contact Payless at 1-800-327-3631. If you
reference "The Self Organizing Systems Conference," you will receive a 10%
discount on the car of your choice.
Sunday evening, February 26, 1995
5:00 PM-8:00 PM-Welcome Reception and Dinner Buffet
Monday/Tuesday, February 27, 28, 1995
8:00 AM-4:00 PM-Conference session
7:00 PM-10:00 PM (optional)-Dialogue session
Wednesday, March 1, 1995
8:00 AM-2:00 PM-Conference session
Continental breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided each day
Please advise Crystal or Gwen of special dietary or vegetarian

Registration information:
Please register me for the 1995 Seminar (nh.3)
Others registering fromthis company:
Fee enclosed:
Please invoice me:

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