2nd Global Conference on Positive Change
15 & 16 November 2018
The Global Conference on Positive Change is a gathering of leaders and change agents.
People interested and experienced in how Positive Change can be applied to key global challenges and leveraged to realise opportunities for innovation and growth.
The aim of the conference is to inspire and equip people passionate about
Positive Change with ideas, tools and connections to do more great work.
Thank you to everyone who made GCPC2 such a great success
Materials from the Conference
Presentations, The Journal and The Graphic Documentation
have been uploaded to the
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2nd Global Conference on Positive Change
Building Positive Organizations
The theme of the 2nd Global Conference on Positive Change is Building Positive Organizations
How do we re-imagine and re-purpose commercial and community organizations to meet the challenges and opportunities of the coming decades for a more positive world ?
People will be invited to take part in sessions to
explore and deepen their understanding of key themes of Positive Change
hear from and discuss with experts who are applying Positive Change in diverse fields
learn about approaches and tools effective in delivering Positive Change
appreciatively share their own knowledge, experiences and aspirations
This is an invitation to be inspired and to inspire!
We have a great team lined up to deliver Lighthouse Talks and to lead Thinking, Mining, Learning Sessions.
All are innovators in Positive Change with a wealth of specialist experience in delivering Positive Change in fields as diverse as:-
Education, Government, Prison Service, Youth Leadership, Transportation, Charities/NGOs, Green cities, IT services, Human Resources, Health Services, and more
Below are a selection of the team who you will meet.
For full detail of contributors – their bios and what their session will be about go the Contributors Page
President of CPC Global & Master Facilitator of Positive Change
Dr Victoria Lavis
Director at the appreciative partnership (UK)
Catalina Paya Uranga
ESADE Management School & Co-founder of Inspiring Partners (Barcelona)
Active Change (Milan)
The Appreciative Partnership (UK)
Dr Maike Reese
OD & Leadership Consultant in German Education
The Appreciative Partnership (UK)
Frank Van Erkel
The Change Lab
Juan Carlos Orbrador
CPC Latin America
West Coast Centre for Positive Change (California)
Francisca Di Domenico
Oveja Negra Consulting (Chile)
Melanie Cope, MS
Founder & CEO of PeopleG2 and author of The Power of Company Culture
Bringing Positive Change to AIESEC Intl & Driving Digitization at Deutsche Bahn AG
MD Circular for City of Rotterdam. Creating the 100% re-cycled, reused, renewed city
Founder of Dopper
Ceferi Soler, Phd
ESADE Business School
Celiane Camargo-Borges, Ph.D
Breda University & TAOS Institute Board Member
Mondora Srl sb (Italy)
Spice in Presence
City of Amsterdam
Design Thinking Consultant
University of Southampton
Women of Europe
Dr Christopher Steed
Author of Smart Leader, Wise Leader
You will be invited to take a journey to explore three overarching questions in a variety of ways
What does it mean to be a positive organization – what are the pillars and foundations?
How are people building positive organizations in different sectors to meet opportunities and challenges?
What skills can be learned and tools employed to make positive change more effective – what are the enablers?
Punctuating the journey there will be contributors offering stories of experiences and inspiration.
GCPC is a place for people to think, learn, connect, collaborate and truly engage with each other.
It is an opportunity to share ideas and try out pathways to reach a positive future together.
The emphasis is on People & Stories.
To enable engagement you need the right atmosphere.
So, the conference returns to the Tobacco Theatre, Amsterdam. A building full of personality and quirky style.
GCPC is for the curious of heart and mind!
themes & sessions
The content will be organised into three streams.
We have called these: Pillars & Foundations, Challenges & Opportunities and Enablers
Pillars & Foundations
Principles that underpin Positive Change
Learning from Excellence
Challenges & Opportunities
Applying Positive Change in areas or fields
Education & Healthcare
Prisons & Rehabilitation
Government & NGOs
Tools & Approaches
Positive Change in Negative Places
People will have the opportunity to take part in four types of session
Aim: Provide people with insights, and the opportunity to reflect and discuss key concepts needed to build positive organizations, whatever the sector, location or type of organizations.
Benefit: Enhance your knowledge of underpinning principles of Positive Change.
Aim: Provide people with a brief case study designed to stimulate a discussion and the appreciative sharing of knowledge.
Benefit: Digging deep into a real life situation with a specialist working in the field – discover what it takes to do the ‘design & build’ of the Positive Change.
Aim: Equip people in the use of specific ‘tools and approaches’ used to enable Positive Change.
Benefit: Gain practical information that broadens and strengthens your Positive Change Toolkit.
Aim: Be inspired by short inspirational, thought provoking stories that ‘spark thinking and catalyse discussion’ across sessions, and over coffee!
Benefit: Hear from people who are making Positive Change a reality.
Having the right tools to do the job is an essential component of Positive Change
We know that there are lots of great resources out there.
So, we are setting aside space for a resource centre. We are calling it The Tool Shed
Display & Talk about
Products & Services
Books & Materials
Assessment & Evaluation Tools
Teaching Aids for Workshops/Coaching
Build Awareness using a Pull-up Banner
Set up your own corporate stand
Interested ? To book a place in The Tool Shed
Contact Us to discuss options & packages
A crucial element of any great experience is atmosphere created by having great people in a great space.
This is why we have chosen to return to the Tobacco Theatre once again.
If you were at the first conference you will know what we mean. If not, you are in for a treat.
We are proud to introduce some of the organizations that are supporting the conference
A big thank you to them all !
The 2nd Conference is building on the energy and inspiration of the 1st Conference.
Watch the short video from the 1st Conference to get an insight into what to expect….
10 reasons to attend the conference
(Just in case you weren’t convinced by now!)
1. Network: Build quality connections with people passionate about Positive Change.
2. Stories: Hear and share stories of what works & how people have overcome the challenges when creating Positive Change.
3. Inspiration & Energy: You will gain ‘input’, inspiration & support to motivate and revitalise us. You’ll find it at GCPC2.
4. Strategies: Gain insight from the knowledge and experience of others who are making Positive Change happen.
5. Success: The conference is co-designed and co-delivered. We need each other to make it a success.
6. Learn: Develop a deeper understanding of and practical skill with tools & approaches to enhance your Positive Change activities.
7. Diversity: By inviting contributors from a wide variety of backgrounds & contexts you will experience unexpected a-ha moments.
8. Community: Be part of a movement of like-minded people.
9. Innovate: Experience rapid prototyping that will challenge you and provide ideas for your return to ‘the office’ after the conference.
10. Enjoyment: Perhaps the most important reason of all. It will be fun!
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