The 5th Conference on Church Leadership and Management of Change

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

Welcome to: The 5th Conference on Church Leadership and Management of Change

To be held April 20th-22nd 2016

Conference venue: LUX Center for Humanities and Theology, Helgonavägen 3, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Management of Meaning in Times of Organizational Change

The Nordic folk churches and many other majority churches are in the midst of restructuring as a result of church reforms and general changes in society. As all major changes this causes hope, frustration and confusion.
The conference language is English.

4th Conference on Church Reform and Leadership of Change: 19 – 21 September, 2013, at Hadeland Hotel, Gran, Norway

4th Conference on Church Reform and Leadership of Change: 19 – 21 September, 2013, at Hadeland Hotel, Gran, Norway

Conference theme

Research in the field of organizational change is abundant on public and private sector, but minimal on religious organizations like majority churches. Thus there is a need for theoretical reflection and empirical research on processes of change in church organizations.The conference aims to contribute knowledge about the conditions for managing change in church organizations, focusing on the meaning making aspects of leadership and management. In this respect language and discourse are powerful tools to construct meaning and context, in order to shape reality rather than simply reproduce it in times of organizational change.

LUX, Lund University

LUX, Lund University