Programme Update

Here you can find all the AoMO information that you could possibly need!

List of Delegates

Empowering the Intangible Programme 2016

Book of Abstracts 2016

Map of Bled and IEDC


Conference Programme!

Empowering the Intangible Programme 2016 is now available to view!

You can find all abstracts for paper presentations here, in the Book of Abstracts 2016

In addition, there will be a number of workshops for you to get involved in including:

Towards Crystalline States of Expression Scibor

Maestro Leadership as a Performance Art John and Gloria Burgess

Dancing Between Realms Tannur Ali

BeWeDō®Bradfordplease wear comfortable shoes and clothing

DIY-DressingUpResearch Dax

The Art of the Matter Greg Stone

Practitioner as Agent McDonagh

Form and Content Burn and Brummet 


Dance n Leadership Helle Winter

Finding the Voice of Leadership Archetypes – no prior singing experience required, or an ability to sing for that matter!

Come Talk the Walk Derive 

Personal Leadership Inspired by Nature – please note you are required to bring along some small objects to this workshop – see flyer for more details.

Visual Coaching for Leadership Development

On being an arts-based academic or practitioner in management education

We are really excited by the programme of events we have lined up and hopefully, a couple of little surprises will be announced along the way! Including:

Letting you go, Joe

See you all in beautiful Bled in 3 days!

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Emmanuel Guy

As an artist, I began as a woodworker. I work with restored antique hand tools to produced functional furniture with modern aesthetic. My practice is evolving towards art installation; using traditional woodworking techniques to produce wearable, kinetic or interactive sculptures. As an academic, I made contributions on the influence of discourses and institutional culture in the evolution of shipping policies and markets. My current work proposes to view policy making as spaces for individual stakeholders to (re)appropriate the strong paradoxes embedded in their industrial identity. My residence will be the beginning of an exploration on how these two practices relate to each other.


In Bled, I will design and build a chair using locally available wood. I will work in situ with hand tools only aiming to translate some of the energy of the conference and its setting into a functional art piece. In doing so I will raise two questions. What about craft? While it encompasses all the artistic questioning of sense, it is necessarily rooted in technics, functionality and traditions. Does factoring these material dimensions changes how we think of art and organizations? And what about chairs? There are highly sculptural by nature and must work with the human body, but they are also highly political: often strong symbols of power. What paradoxes do they hold?



Emmanuel Guy is the AoMO Heather Hӧpfl Artist in Residence 2016-2018. He will be working throughout the conference and we encourage delegates to engage with him and his artwork as much as possible! Emmanuel will present ‘the chair’ on Sunday 4th September and speak about his craft, the conference experience and how he sees the Artist in Residency working for him and the AoMO community!portrait 1

Shuttle Service from the Ljubljana Airport

From the IEDC:

We organized shuttle from the airport Brnik (Ljubljana) to Bled on Wednesday, August 31. There are 3 options: at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm and the price is 15€ per person that should be paid directly to the driver in cash or by credit card. Should you decide to take the shuttle, please send an e-mail with your preferred timing to: If you arrive earlier or later and would like to arrange taxi from the airport, you can send an e-mail to and arrange it directly for the price of 45€/car (up to 3 people).


On Sunday, September 4 we will organize shuttle from Bled (IEDC parking lot) to the airport Brnik (Ljubljana). . There are 3 options: at 1.00pm, 3.00pm and 5.00pm and the price is 15€ per person that should be paid directly to the driver in cash or by credit card. Should you decide to take the shuttle, please send an e-mail with your preferred timing to: If you would like to arrange taxi at any other time, you can send an e-mail to and arrange it directly for the price of 45€/car (up to 3 people).

Other alternatives are also available. See (You will need to cut and paste into your browser).

Poetry Slam 2016

Slam Poetry – A poetic contest where all are invited


Taking place on Friday September 2nd at 8.00 pm at the Art Cafe as part of “The Power of Poetry / Poetics” stream at the 8th Art of Management and Organisation Conference, Bled School of Management, Slovenia, September 1st – 4th, 2016


All poets unite

It goes for experienced, secret, hidden, and aspiring poets alike.

Go public with your poetry and you might become “Art of Management & Organization Poetry Slam Champion 2016”


The poetry slam at the Bled conference goes in two rounds. So what you need and are encouraged to do is to prepare poetry pieces for these two rounds (one for each round)

  • It has to be your own poetry.
  • You have to read it aloud as part of the competition.
  • Each poetry performance must last no longer than three minutes

Keep that in mind when preparing your two three minutes pieces of poetry.

 The poetry slam event is open to all participants of the Art of Management and Organisation conference 2016 both as contesters for the title and as part of the active audience in the poetry slam event.

The audience plays a crucial part in deciding, who becomes the fifth “Art of Management Poetry Slam Champion” in the history of the conference. Although there is a winner the Olympic motto applies to this contest: “It is not winning but participating that matters.”


How to join the slam poetry event

– If you are to be part of the audience just be there and be fair.

– If you are to join the competition and try to win the title:

Register by:

– Either by sending an e-mail to Per Darmer:

– Or by finding Per Darmer at the conference and tell him that you will be a participating poet at the slam poetry event. You can do that until right before the slam takes place 8.00 pm at the Art Cafe or until the slam is fully booked. So if you hurry you will have no cause to worry.

The artistic studio: an ongoing community art building experience: An ongoing artistic project

Cecilie Meltzer, Assistant Professor in Art-based Learning, University College of Oslo and Akershus, Norway

Ellen Speert, ATR-BC, REAT, Director of the California Center for Creative Renewal


This ongoing AoMO community project is designed to recognize, engage and empower the sensory and emotional intangible responses of individuals from diverse backgrounds, as they come together to express their sense of self and sense of place and to make these elements tangible.

The intention of the project is to give participants space for individual creative expression as well as a longitudinal experience of how creative processes evolve. This will be facilitated through a space where you can create and reflect; a place where the use of different materials can express and embrace your experiences from the conference.


The project will be located in the heart of the conference, both physically and emotionally.  This will provide you with the opportunity to modify the “self-sculpture” as the conference strengthens responses evolving among you as AoMO participants.


An introduction to the ‘Artistic Studio’ will take place on Thursday as part of the informal opening of the conference. You will have the opportunity to collect your self-sculpture materials and then contribute to the community art building experience throughout the conference programme. Please visit and re-visit us and your self-sculpture. On Sunday morning, we will hold a debrief over breakfast in the garage – providing you with an opportunity to see, feel and share in each other’s experiences and understand a little more about the evolution of the community installation.

Pre-Conference Masterclass

If you are arriving in Bled early for this year’s AoMO conference then why not immerse yourself into the AoMO vibe sooner rather than later!

Join Monica Redden and Frankie Armstrong in Finding the Voice of Leadership Archetypes from 10am-4.30pm on Thursday 1st September.

The event is free to all AoMO delegates – just show up at the IEDC for 9.45am and get started! Wear comfortable clothes!

Registration is desired but not compulsory. If you have any questions please email!


Keynote Speaker: Prof Phillip Mirvis on Designing Experiences

Philip Mirvis is an organizational psychologist whose studies and private practice concerns large-scale organizational change, the character of the workforce and workplace, and business leadership in society.  In areas of personal, group, and leadership development, Mirvis has designed corporate “consciousness raising” experiences involving theater and the arts, orchestrated rituals for merging companies, and led outdoor team building in the Rockies, Pyrenees, Alps, and Himalayas. He has led corporate journeys and community service efforts in the urban U.S., Paris, London, Dubai, and Sao Paulo, in rural India, China, Greenland, Tanzania, Thailand, and Vietnam, and among aboriginal peoples in Borneo, Paraguay, and Australia, plus stakeholder dialogues on environmental and socio-economic issues.     

Prof Mirvis will present a keynote on ‘Designing Experiences’ on Friday 2nd September 2016 at 5.15pm @ IEDC, Bled, Slovenia