Young Scholars (students, or scholars within 2 years of graduation)
are highly encouraged to participate to the
Young Scholars Event on Wednesday 7 July 2021
Event open only for scholars
A pre-registration via this Google form is mandatory at last 4 July
Workshop - Theory U
Workshop - Publication Strategy
1 session on Wednesday : 09:00-10:00
|Goal: To introduce young cooperative scholars to the participatory, experiential approach of Theory U, its methods and tools.
Scope: Theory U is a conceptual framework based on a set of theories, methods, and tools, whose application enables individuals, organizations, or any other social system to achieve consciousness-based systems change. In simple words, Theory U helps people and their organizations move from what they do today to their desired, emerging future. Young scholars will learn the basics of how to design their research programs and set their research goals and priorities. The workshop uses experiential learning, with participants working in dyads, small groups or in the plenary session.
1) Introduction (topic and get to know each other)
2) Experiential Exercise #1: Journaling
3) Experiential Exercise #2: Small group work
4) Some theory on Theory U
5) Experiential Exercise #3: Listening Task + Journaling
6) Debriefing for Exercise #3
7) Experiental Exercise #4: Social Presencing Theater: Stuck Exercise
8) Debriefing for Exercise $4
9) Examples/Cases of Transformation using Theory U (videos, etc.)
10) Closing the Wokshop
In this session, we will discuss the publication strategy. We will discuss the process of preparing and publishing scientific articles. Publications are essential in academia. Even if you do not want to pursue an academic career after your PhD project, in most universities it is common to publish the chapters of your PhD thesis as journal articles. Journal articles are the gateway to an academic career.
Publishing implies entering into an academic debate, joining the discussion in the academic community. As your paper makes a specific contribution, you need to be selective in where to publish your paper. While seeking publication, many hurdles may appear. We will discuss how best to deal with these barriers.
A selection of the topics that will be discussed in this workshop:
|Duration: 2 hours in the morning of July 7, followed by 2 hours in the afternoon.||Duration: 1 hour in the afternoon of July 7|
Constantine (Costas) ILIOPOULOS, PhD
Constantine’s mission is to co-create with people, cooperatives and communities, innovative, effective and sustainable solutions to pressing organizational challenges and social dilemmas through action research, writing, effective facilitation, experiential training, systems-wise team building, and team coaching/mentoring. He accomplishes this by combining his: 1) 25+ years of experience in leading and participating in top-quality research projects in numerous countries; 2) passion since childhood and deep knowledge of agricultural cooperatives and team dynamics that stems from his 25 years of collaboration with the Graduate Institute of Cooperative Leadership (GICL) of the University of Missouri, USA; and 3) training in systems thinking and system dynamics at AKMA, one of the most recognized systemic training and therapy centers in Europe. He holds a PhD from the University of Missouri, USA, and is widely published in international academic journals and books, while he is regularly invited as a speaker on cooperative governance and organization in numerous countries. Currently, he serves as director of the Agricultural Economics Research Institute (AGRERI), and professor, MBA in Agribusiness Program, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece. He is co-founder of the Co-opAbility Institute (www.coopability.org).
Irini THEODORAKOPOULOU, PhD
Jos is professor of cooperative organisations, as the Business Management & Organisation Group, of Wageningen University, The Netherlands. He is also fellow at the Berlin Institute of Cooperative Studies, at the Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany. His research focusses on business collaboration, inter-organisational relationships in agrifood value chains, and sustainable business models. He is an expert on the evolution of cooperatives and producer organisations in the agrifood sector, in both developed and emerging economies. He has published on cooperatives in The Netherland, in Europe, Brazil, China, Ethiopia, Kenya, Indonesia, etc. He has been manager of the 2012 Support for Farmers' Cooperatives project, which presented a state of art of agricultural cooperatives in all EU Member States. Currently, he is Work Package leader in the H2020 project CO-FRESH, which studies the success factors of collaboration for innovative and sustainable agrifood value chains. In addition, he is involved in several research and innovation projects on how cooperatives can support their members in the transition towards more sustainable food systems.