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Summer Leadership Lab

2 days    |    6,900 krRegister

Are you interested in leadership and organisational development? And would you like to create new knowledge and new models for the visionary leadership of the future together with leading researchers and practitioners? Mannaz invites you to an inspiring and co-creating leadership laboratory, where we experiment, reflect and explore the future of leadership and organizational development together.

As a leader, you have probably already experienced how complexity is your companion at work. But how does the accelerating complexity affect your leadership role, your personal leadership, and leadership as a discipline and organisational practice? On this year’s Summer Leadership Lab, we will explore this together and uncover new perspectives and ideas for solutions to future leadership and organizational development.

The objective of the innovative laboratory is to bridge the gap between different management perspectives and bring new ideas for the visionary leadership of the future, so managers and employees can succeed in an even more complex and challenging reality.

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2 days
6,900 kr
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Practice-oriented co-creation

At Mannaz we believe that answers and solutions are found when more people think together, and when collective knowledge, research and practice are brought into play. Therefore, the Summer Leadership Lab is facilitated as an involving process where we together create visionary suggestions on how to handle present and future challenges. The two days will bridge theory, research and practice and we will work very practice-oriented and focus strongly on transferring theoretical perspectives to each participant's own practice.



Two days filled with inspiration and the latest knowledge

Summer Leadership Lab consists of two inspiring days. On both days you will meet leadership experts and pioneers who will provide new angles and inspiration within leadership and organizational development. You choose which of the many different workshops you want to join.

In between the workshop rounds we bring it all together in inspiring development workshops where experts and pioneers work together with you and the other participants in developing new models and perspectives within leadership and organizational development - and transfer them into practice in the many contexts we each work in.


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See full programme (updated regularly with speakers and workshops)

Summer Leadership Lab gives you:

  • The chance to contribute to a world of better leadership
  • The latest knowledge from research within management and organisational development, i.e. from the systemic tradition
  • A unique co-creating experience in inspiring surroundings where you participate in finding solutions to present and future leadership challenges
  • Possibility to kick-start your Summer with reflection and new inputs for your own practice
  • An inspiring community of researchers, management consultants, leaders and practitioners.



Summer Leadership Lab is for leaders, project managers, consultants, HR professionals, professors and others with an interest in leadership and organisational development – both in the private and public sectors.
Summer Leadership Lab is held in cooperation with Taos Institute.



  • Cliff Oswick, Professor in organisational theory at Cass Business School in London
  • Mette Vinther Larsen, Associate professor at the Department of Business and Management at Aalborg University
  • Marie Kronquist, Buddhist teacher
  • Dr. Petra Kuenkel, Co-founder and Executive director of the Collective Leadershp Institute
  • Paul Blackhurst, Client Director, Mannaz
  • Dirk Bucka-Lassen, Client Director, Mannaz
  • Tue Juelsbo, PhD student in organisational learning and innovation from Aalborg University and senior consultant, Mannaz
  • Lone Christensen, Business Researcher at Copenhagen Business School and Senior Consultant, Mannaz

Additional speakers will be announced during Spring

Read more about the speakers.


Time and venue

Summer Leadership Lab is held on 3-4 July 2018 in one of the largest research hubs in Denmark:

Mannaz, Kogle Allé 1, 2970 Hørsholm.

• Day 1: 9.00-17.30 + networking and dinner
• Day 2: 8.30-16.00



6900 DKK excl. VAT


Contact us for the next date


2 days


6,900 kr

ex. VAT


If you want to cancel your registration please be aware of the following cancellation terms:

  • Up until 6 weeks prior to course start: free of charge
  • Between 6 and 4 weeks prior to course start: 25% of the course price will be charged
  • Between 4 and 2 weeks prior to course start: 50% of the course price will be charged
  • Less than 2 weeks prior to course start: 100% of the course price will be charged

If you are unable to attend the course due to illness or for any other reason, a colleague may take your place on the course. Please inform us at info@mannaz.com.


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Cliff Oswich

CLIFF OSWICH is a Professor in Organization Theory on Cass Business Scholl in London. Cliff’s research focuses on the application of aspects of discourse, dramaturgy, tropes, narrative and rhetoric to the study of organizations and organizing. He is particularly interested in the study of leadership processes, employee engagement, and organizational change. He has published over 120 academic articles and contributions to edited volumes, including contributions to Academy of Management Review, Human Relations, and British Journal of Management, Organization, and Organization Studies. Beyond his academic responsibilities, Cliff has also undertaken a variety of consultancy projects, senior coaching activities and executive development assignments with a number of high profile corporate clients.


Marie Kronquist

Marie Kronquist is a modern buddhist teacher who has worked with meditation, silence, mental training and mindfulness for 15 years. She teaches both in Denmark and abroad and she has guided and assisted thousands of people throughout the years. Marie’s work is about creating well-being, serenity and consciousness. Marie's educational background is from the University of Copenhagen and Kathmandu University. In addition, she has worked intensely with meditation and mindfulness at various schools and centres around the world, and she works together with Mannaz in providing leadership development through meditation training.


Mette Vinther Larsen


Mette Vinther Larsen is a lecturer at the Department of Business and Management at Aalborg University - and head of the research group FIRM. She teaches, researches and writes about strategy, leadership, organisation, communication and opinion creation from a reflexive perspective. She is particularly aware of how these phenomena are practiced informally by competent employees and leads every day. And most importantly, how people magically speak and act in organisational life that surrounds them by being curious and exploring differences and unpredictability.



Petra Kuenkel

Dr. Petra Kuenkel is an accomplished author and a leading strategic advisor to pioneering international multi-stakeholder initiatives that tackle common goods and sustainability issues. As the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Collective Leadership Institute, she promotes the scaling-up of global transformation and system’s theory awareness as well as leadership and collaboration skills for people from the private sector, public sector and civil society.

She is a thought leader on re-inventing leadership as a collective competence and her practical work is grounded in living systems and complexity science. She has a profound background in conceptualizing leadership development in multinational corporations and in dialogic change as an approach to transformation in complex social systems. Furthermore, she wrote several publications, for example the ground-breaking book “The Art of Leading Collectively”, published in the US by Chelsea Green Publishing.


Tue Juelsbo

Tue Juelsbo

Tue Juelsbo is just finishing a Ph.D. in organisational learning and innovation from Aalborg University. He is the co-author of several research articles and books on organisational learning and creativity, e.g. the book ‘Learn! - Efficient talent development and innovation’. Tue is especially passionate about establishing the conditions for learning and development at work and actively using learning as a strategic factor in organisational life. As a Senior Consultant in Mannaz, he advises companies and organisations in boosting the learning potential and establishing environments that stimulate creativity and development.


Lone Christensen

Lone Christensen

Lone Christensen is Senior Consultant at Mannaz. Lone is affiliated with Copenhagen Business School as a business researcher, where she is completing a 3-year research project focusing on strategy implementation through leadership development. Lone has many years of experience as an organisational psychologist with emphasis on leadership development through training and coaching of individuals and management teams. Lone has also coached managers, project managers and employees in such diverse organisations as the Danish Cancer Society, Danfoss, Novo Nordisk, Børns Vilkår and various municipal and governmental organisations.