Wednesday, April 30, 2008

We are living in a world of flux, complex and dynamic. The markets – for labour as
well as for commodities and services - are becoming increasingly global. What is
happening on the other side of the planet is affecting our daily lives. We are truly
experiencing another reality then what we did just a few decades ago.
Is the present “Western” leadership, apt to guide us into a sustainable future?
Or do we need more resilient approaches, better adapted to new circumstances, when
facing present and future challenges?
It would not be surprising if the most innovative leadership approaches will emerge
from parts of the world where leaders must confront and adapt to immense complexity on
a daily basis.

The Omoluwabi workshop, run by Adewale Ajadi and Simon McIntyre, is our first
workshop in a planned series, opening up for new perspectives on leadership.
In Africa there is an increased awareness of the need for management and institutional
systems that are more in balance with cultural roots and traditions. A number of new
management systems, such as African Renaissance, Ubuntu and Omoluwabi are
All have in common, that in their pursuit of new and innovative approaches to
facilitate the development of Africa, they experience a need of returning to the roots of
local traditions.
During centuries the Yoruba people have recognized character as the core of
evolution. While developing the Omoluwabi framework Adewale Ajadi together with his
team at the Equality Foundation, explored how this ancient concept may be used in
leadership practices of the 21st century.
Do the prevailing western leadership models and approaches provide the ultimate
solution for the future? Or is it time to open up for new dimensions?
When: 19th May, 13.00 – 16.30
Where: Företagarna, Erik Dahlbergsgatan 3, Gothenburg
Registration: latest 12th May to
Cost: 350 SEK ex. VAT. Will be invoiced.
The workshop will be held in English. Welcome!!
Sverige 2000-institutet


Fellow blogger said...

Hi. Unfortunately, I am just seeing this, is it too late to register? don't know how else to contact you.

Onibudo said...

No it is not at all. You can contact me on or better still contact Sweden 2000 at +46706681884 ask fo Asa. You will be most welcome to join us.

Mojo Heartbeat said...

Thank you for a very interesting workshop.

/Tobias Mattsson