Seventeenth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia, 20–21 April 2017
Seventeenth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia, 20–21 April 2017
Seventeenth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia, 20–21 April 2017
Conference Dinner, Seventeenth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia, 20–21 April 2017
Welcome Reception, Seventeenth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia, 20–21 April 2017

Seventeenth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations

  • 2017 Special Focus: Succeeding and Achieving in Diverse Communities and Organizations
  • 20–21 April 2017
  • Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia

At a Glance...

2

Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.

115+

Delegates from all over the world who attended the Seventeenth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations.

25

Countries represented.

2017 Special Focus: Succeeding and Achieving in Diverse Communities and Organizations

How do governments, organizations, corporations, businesses, communities, and individual people respond to a more complex world typified by diversity? The global dimensions of contemporary life mean that static notions about identity, affiliation, time, place, culture, language, and belonging are being reshaped in an increasingly interdependent and often hybridized global community. They are made more complex by the influence of technology, which is mediating our work lives, social and private spheres.

Too often diversity is seen as a problem. Critiques of multiculturalism have positioned diversity as a threat and something to be “managed” in the face of an increasingly dangerous global setting. Entrenched economic stagnation and fears over terrorism, impending climate change, growing inequality, and poverty as well as anxiety about notions of identity and affiliation in a more mobile world have shaped the environment in which diversity is considered. Indeed questions about the future dominate the discourse of contemporary life, often depicting a dystopian and pessimistic view about what we can expect. It is clear that many of the old practices of organizations and communities are now inadequate in responding to the dynamic new global environment. Rather than seeing diversity as negative and atypical, many thinkers are now striving to respond to the needs of their communities and organizations through a prism where diversity is the norm and is seen in positive terms. Alternative viewpoints embracing theoretical and practical approaches are emerging against this backdrop. This conference provides a forum for such approaches.

2017 Conference Chair

Peter Kell, Pro Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Law, Education, Business, and Arts (LEBA), Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia

Dr. Peter Kell is Professor and Pro Vice Chancellor of LEBA faculty at Charles Darwin University. Peter Kell was previously at the Centre for Lifelong Learning Research and Development (CLLRD) at the Hong Kong Institute of Education from 2009-11.

Professor Kell’s current research interests include teacher education, global student mobility, the internationalization of education and training in the Asia Pacific and literacy and language in East Asia.

Featured Speakers

The Seventeenth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations featured plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Thomas Deissinger

Thomas Deissinger

Chair of Business and Economics Education I, University of Konstanz, Germany

"Vocationalisation vs. Academisation in the German Education System – Convergence or Divergence of Two Cultures?"

Sue Trimble

Sue Trimble

Co-principal, Gunbalanya School, Northern Territory, Australia

Esther Djayhgurrnga

Esther Djayhgurrnga

Co-principal, Gunbalanya School, Northern Territory, Australia

"Karrimurrngrayekworren: Working Together, We Are Making Everyone Strong—Turtle Steps to School Improvement"

Gary Fry

Gary Fry

Associate Professor, Indigenous School Leadership, Charles Darwin University; Director, Centre for Collaborative First Nations’ Research Batchelor Institute, Australia

Featured Panel - "Indigenous Leadership in Changing Times and Changing Organizations: The Centrality of Indigenous Leadership in Advancing Schooling Outcomes in Northern Territory (NT) Remote Schools"

Tracy Woodroffe

Tracy Woodroffe

Lecturer, School of Indigenous Knowledges and Public Policy, Charles Darwin University, Australia

Featured Panel - "Indigenous Leadership in Changing Times and Changing Organizations: The Centrality of Indigenous Leadership in Advancing Schooling Outcomes in Northern Territory (NT) Remote Schools"

Kevin Gillan

Kevin Gillan

Executive Director, Education Partnerships

Featured Panel - "Indigenous Leadership in Changing Times and Changing Organizations: The Centrality of Indigenous Leadership in Advancing Schooling Outcomes in Northern Territory (NT) Remote Schools"

Sue Carthew

Sue Carthew

Provost and Vice-President, Charles Darwin University, Australia

"Connect, Discover, Grow: Towards a New World University"

Emerging Scholar Awardees

For each conference, a small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for early career academics. The 2017 Emerging Scholar Awardees are listed below.

Eunro Lee

Eunro Lee

Charles Darwin University, Australia

Marilou Lopez-Pasion

Marilou Lopez-Pasion

Saint Louis University, Philippines

​Tarah Hodgkinson

​Tarah Hodgkinson

Simon Fraser University, Canada

Lisa Hall

Lisa Hall

Charles Darwin University, Australia

Seolmin Yang

Seolmin Yang

Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, South Korea

Moira Kairys

Moira Kairys

Victoria University, Australia

Sarah Achola Ajowi

Sarah Achola Ajowi

Charles Darwin University, Australia

Conference Partner

Virtual Presentations

​Virtual Posters

Virtual Posters present preliminary results of work or projects that lend themselves to visual representations. Download the posters below.

Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks are 5-minute "flash" video presentations. Visit our YouTube channel through the button below to view the lightning talks.