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Thursday, August 29
 

TBA

Alumni Global Contest: design the alumni network of your dreams
Join this workshop to shape the next generation oikos Alumni network! Take part to try out the contest and provide feedback.The contest is global, inclusive and collaborative by design.  Every member of our community can participate and share their vision on how they would see the ideal alumni network.In the worshop, I'll explain the template, how it works. You'll be given time to fill it and you'll be able to upload your vision on our webpage, making it visible for the whole network. Then, we'll let the magic happen and let the oikos community validate the best ideas!You wish to help to improve the tool? Join this workshop and have a direct impact on oikos!
Additonally, the last half hour could be used for having a discussion on transparency. We wish to go more transparent in oikos and this could be very interesting to discuss. What does it mean, what does it take, how to implement that digitally.

Speakers
avatar for Benoit Pitsaer

Benoit Pitsaer

Vice-President, oikos
*oikos vice-president, Alumni relations* As oikos VP, Benoît's aim is to bring the Alumni community more lively and help you to connect, share and learn in an easier way.*7D Value project Manager, Wise Holding, Brussels* He works in a start-up in economic transition which offers... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 TBA
  workshop
  • slots needed 1.5h

TBA

How does saving patients cost the planet?
The idea is to introduce Healthcare to the oikos-sphere and make it an accessible and open dialogue for all, and the reason: everyone is a stakeholder in the healthcare sector in some capacity. It begs the question of effectively saving people’s lives at the cost of the environment in several different ways and what we could do to make it more sustainable. The workshop hopes to identify a few critical problems based on personal experiences of its participants, explore factors that contribute to these problems, and as a multi-disciplinary participant group, figure out how to approach solving them, perhaps with the help of Design Thinking. The goal is to bring healthcare into the conversation and approach it as outsiders, and hopefully, provoke at least a participant or two into action.

Speakers
avatar for Shyam Srinivasan

Shyam Srinivasan

Hilfswissenschaftler, Helmholtz Zentrum München
oikos Int. history: Energy Learning Circle Manager; now just an eager AlumnusWork and education: Hilfswissenschaftler at Helmholtz Zentrum München. Co-founder at Dymium, Master's in Biomedical Computing (spez. Medical Physics)linkedIn: linkedin.com/in/shyam7srinivasan


Thursday August 29, 2019 TBA

TBA

Is sustainable consumption a luxury good?
Everybody is talking about sustainability and many people want to make their consumption habits more sustainable. New stores catering to this need are popping up and existing retailers expand their assortment with sustainable alternatives. But most of these organic / fair-trade / locally sourced / etc. products are more expensive than convential alternatives. Not a problem for anyone with a well-paid job but what about the increasing share of the (Swiss) population with a tight budget? At least 8.2% of the inhabitants in Switzerland are living below or at the poverty line (up from 7.5%). Can they still afford to buy sustainable products? Is it a luxury to be able to live a sustainable life?

In this workshop, we will explore with a practical exercise what it means to try to live a sustainable lifestyle with a tight budget and discuss the implications. What (product) options do we have when sustainable purchases are the noble goal but "buying enough to survive" is the hard reality? How can we live as sustainable as possible on a small budget? And what could be done to avoid making sustainability a thing for people only?

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Bürki

Thomas Bürki

Co-founder, DigiMeals / Gourmagine
Foodtech co-founder | Project manager | Slow Food ZH | oikos alumni | Innovation in food | UX design | Technology | Lifelong learner
FL

Frank-Elmar Linxweiler

- well, you can approach me with anything, we will see whether it leads to an interesting discussion...- politics (equal treatment, gender politicis, social welfare, education, security)- sustainable investment, risk management- strategy, (corporate) values and ethics, changing values... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 TBA

TBA

Measure value on 7 different levels
Limited Capacity seats available

How do you value succes? Around us, success stories are most often the result of a financial success.

What can we learn when we leave financial value aside? What about the others ways to measure value?
What's my impact on those 7 levels?
- Common Good- Knowledge- Communication- Emotion- Processes- Finances/material- Earth

How can those other ways to measure value contribute to building lasting Business relations?How can those help to gather multiple stakeholderaround common projects?

During this workshop, I'll explain the methodology and we will take a project/idea from the participants to apply it and see how to strenghten relations through it.

Speakers
avatar for Benoit Pitsaer

Benoit Pitsaer

Vice-President, oikos
*oikos vice-president, Alumni relations* As oikos VP, Benoît's aim is to bring the Alumni community more lively and help you to connect, share and learn in an easier way.*7D Value project Manager, Wise Holding, Brussels* He works in a start-up in economic transition which offers... Read More →



Thursday August 29, 2019 TBA
  workshop
  • slots needed 1
  • Material? no

TBA

Session on mindful leadership
In this session, we explore what mindful leadership is and how it contributes to sustainable development. A short input to mindful leadership will be presented. With a few simple exercises, we will explore and reflect on the topic and share our experiences.

If somebody is experienced/interested I'm happy to co-lead the session.

Speakers
avatar for Urs Karl Egger

Urs Karl Egger

Executive Coach & Consultant - With deep awareness to a thriving world, Self-employed
A profound change towards a more sustainable world is urgent. After having worked in various positions for more than 20 years, I've founded in 2019 my own company Enteka GmbH for cristallising great ideas and projects and contribute to the global transformation as executive coach... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 TBA
  workshop
  • min. attendees to hold session 5

TBA

The 90% male quota, debunking myths about gender quotas!
Speakers
FL

Frank-Elmar Linxweiler

- well, you can approach me with anything, we will see whether it leads to an interesting discussion...- politics (equal treatment, gender politicis, social welfare, education, security)- sustainable investment, risk management- strategy, (corporate) values and ethics, changing values... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 TBA

10:30am CEST

Finding common ground in visionary business sustainability projects
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session  you will learn about modern social technologies like U-Theory, Visual Scribing and Art of Hosting. We will experience together how safe and trustworthy spaces in multi-stakeholder sustainability projects could (and should) look and FEEL like. Jan Maisenbacher will share his experiences how he initialised and facilitates visionary collaboration projects in business beyond classical project management techniques. After this short input the group will dive deeper in a generative dialogue around the question « What wicked business sustainability challenges want to be solved within participatory formats?». The objective of the session is to harvest the collective intelligence of the participants. Preferably we will dig up real-life transformative interventions in current multi-stakeholder sustainability projects.

Speakers
avatar for Jan Maisenbacher

Jan Maisenbacher

Dadpreneur & Founder, wickedprojects
Currently I am working for öbu designing, financing and transformational project facilitating of the 30th Forum ö at Gottlieb Duttweiler Institut 31 October 2019 (https://www.oebu.ch/de/events/event-kalender/forum-oe-2019_0-4254.html) I am a playful project TRANSFORMATION specialist... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm CEST
Room 01-104
  workshop
  • min. attendees to hold session 7
  • slots needed 1 slot, 90min
  • Material? no

10:30am CEST

Green electricity: opportunities and challenges
Green energy is THE topic of the future decades. If we still want to travel and to communicate the way we do, we will need (more and more and more) of it. This is what you can read in your newspaper and listen in the news.
In this workshop, we will not only learn about the good old energy system and the place of renewable energy in it but also raise some points about electrification nowadays. We will then focus on green electricity and on the new trend of electric mobility.


Speakers
avatar for Tiphaine Rouault

Tiphaine Rouault

Project manager, The Mobility House
Chapter: oikos Leipzig, one and a half year in the board, then joined the board of oikos International and was responsible for the internal communication and the German speaking chapters.She works as project manager at The Mobility House, Germany and deals with the topic of mobility... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm CEST
Room 01-107
  workshop
  • min. attendees to hold session 5
  • slots needed 1

10:30am CEST

How to become truly sustainable? Exploring best practices of sustainability strategies in the food sector
The aim of this interactive workshop is to share and explore best practice examples on how businesses can contribute to pressing sustainability challenges in the food sector. An overview of best practice examples should foster the discussion on what is needed to overcome barriers and to make the food sector more sustainable.

Speakers
avatar for Tabea Bereuther

Tabea Bereuther

Doctoral Candidate and Research Assistance, University of St.Gallen, Institute for Economy and the Environment (IWÖ-HSG)
Tabea is a doctoral candidate and research associate at the Chair for Sustainability Management at the University of St. Gallen (HSG). In her research she focuses on sustainability strategies in the food sector. She studied Business Administration in Mannheim (DE) and Seattle (USA... Read More →



Thursday August 29, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm CEST
Room 01-103
  workshop
  • min. attendees to hold session 5
  • slots needed 1 slot (90min)
  • Material? Pens, Post-its, Billboard

1:00pm CEST

Encouraging solution-oriented action through campaigns using empirical data
Limited Capacity seats available

The scientific consensus on anthropogenic global warming is overwhelming. The possible consequences and the steps necessary to avoid them are well known. Yet, the actions undertaken fail to initiate sufficient change.
To close this gap between theory and practice this workshop seeks to provide you with the knowledge and tools necessary to communicate your scientific facts and knowledge in a way that encourages solution-oriented action.
The workshop is split into two parts: the first one focuses on communication concepts that can be used to encourage solution-oriented action and the second one on how to communicate empirical data. Both parts contain an input, a section and a discussion section that allow you to apply the knowledge from the inputs and discuss the results with others.

Speakers
avatar for Rafael Widmer

Rafael Widmer

Head ECOnnect, University of St. Gallen
Rafael Widmer leads ECOnnect, the support platform for student associations in the field of Responsibility & Sustainability at the University of St. Gallen. He is also working for CooperativeSuisse, a platform for Social Entrepreneurship and Cooperatives. Before he was working as... Read More →
avatar for Lorenz Henggeler

Lorenz Henggeler

Head of Communications, Sustainability Week Zurich
Societal engagement: Core-team member and head communications of the Sustainability Week Zurich 2019, a student initiative that seeks to promote sustainability at higher education institutions. Since 2017 VSS delegate to the U Change board of delegates, a support programme that financially... Read More →



Thursday August 29, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm CEST
Room 01-103
  workshop
  • slots needed (45 mins)

1:00pm CEST

How can we make fashion a force for good?
How can we make fashion a force for good?

Everybody is talking about sustainable fashion. But what does it really mean? 
We explore different approaches to sustainable fashion and share what you can do to be more sustainable in your wardrobe.
 You will get:
  • An overview of ethical fashion 
  • learn how to apply it
 The format of the session is a short imput with examples followed by an open exchange within the group.


 

Speakers
avatar for Karen Rauschenbach

Karen Rauschenbach

Co-Founder & CEO, the Blue suit
I believe in the idea to use business as a force for good. Changing my career path from the corporate world to starting my own ethical fashion label has brought many insides about sustainable fashion that I am happy to share and reflect with other participants.



Thursday August 29, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm CEST
Room 01-104

2:30pm CEST

Art and Architecture at HSG
Art and Architecture at HSG – a guided tour and some reflections on (corporate) culture and values (90 minutes, English/German/(French)) [Thursday and Friday after lunch, max. 15 discussants]
The University of St.Gallen HSG houses a small but excellent collection of art. It spans from classic modern pieces by e.g. Giacometti, Calder, Arp and Miro to contemporary art by e.g. Gerhard Richter and Roman Signer.  We will visit and discuss the various masterpieces and use these to reflect on how to build (corporate) culture and values. You will also hear why I´m convinced that it is no coincidence that oikos was founded by students of the HSG.
Provocation and obscenity?
-        The main building (Brutalism)
-        Hans Arp´s “Schalenbaum”-sculpture
Create the “new”
-        The city and the university
-        The university and the students
-        The art, the St.Gallen-management-model and oikos
-        Architecture and corporate identity
Modern classics to contemporary art
-        Main building: Giacometti, Calder, Miro…
-        Library building: Gerhard Richter and the glass pyramide

Speakers
FL

Frank-Elmar Linxweiler

- well, you can approach me with anything, we will see whether it leads to an interesting discussion...- politics (equal treatment, gender politicis, social welfare, education, security)- sustainable investment, risk management- strategy, (corporate) values and ethics, changing values... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm CEST
Foyer 01-FOY

2:30pm CEST

Ice Breakers & Teambuilding
Limited Capacity seats available

You know the awkward feeling when there is a crowd and nobody knows each other and nobody knows what to say? Ice Breakers are the perfect activities to start to get to know each other. To move on from there and create a team spirit teambuilding activities/games can be helpful. For this reason, the goal of this Session is to learn some ice breakers & team building activities/games and you feel confident to lead this activity yourself.

Speakers
avatar for Severin von Hünerbein

Severin von Hünerbein

Euphoric Business Enabler, euforia
euforia, an independent, youth-driven social innovation enterprise, where he co-designs, facilitates and implements corporate programmes and empowers euforia volunteers to start impactful projects. During his studies in International Affairs and Governance at the University of St... Read More →
avatar for Helena Fierz

Helena Fierz

Head of the support plattform ECOnnect (associations in the field Responsibility & Sustainability)), University of St. Gallen
Societal engagement (oikos, Greenpeace, etc.): Active at oikos St. Gallen, two years in the team Sustainable University then joined the oikos student advisory board. She is also part of the Global Changemaker community, an international youth organization, who has the mission to empower... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm CEST
Room 01-103
  workshop
  • min. attendees to hold session 5
  • slots needed 1 slot (90min)

2:30pm CEST

4:30pm CEST

New Ways of Working - enabling sustainable business
“The tension between organizations optimized for predictability and the unpredictable world they inhabit has reached a breaking point.” responsive.org

We, therefore, need new ways of doing business if we want to create innovative and sustainable solutions for the 21st century. In this experience-based workshop, we are looking at the interplay of organizational structures, sustainability, mindset and change management. The focus is on how meaningful structures can be created so that both individual and collective potential can be unfolded to allow innovative solutions for sustainable development to emerge.

The participants learn how mindset, organizational structures, and purpose interrelate, what new understanding of collaboration is essential and how a transformation towards networked systems can be promoted. The key concepts we will be using are the following:
  • Theory U by Otto Scharmer
  • Teal Organizations by Frédéric Laloux
  • Radical Collaboration by Jim Tamm

Speakers
avatar for Severin von Hünerbein

Severin von Hünerbein

Euphoric Business Enabler, euforia
euforia, an independent, youth-driven social innovation enterprise, where he co-designs, facilitates and implements corporate programmes and empowers euforia volunteers to start impactful projects. During his studies in International Affairs and Governance at the University of St... Read More →
avatar for Jan Maisenbacher

Jan Maisenbacher

Dadpreneur & Founder, wickedprojects
Currently I am working for öbu designing, financing and transformational project facilitating of the 30th Forum ö at Gottlieb Duttweiler Institut 31 October 2019 (https://www.oebu.ch/de/events/event-kalender/forum-oe-2019_0-4254.html) I am a playful project TRANSFORMATION specialist... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm CEST
Room 01-103
  workshop
  • min. attendees to hold session no specific limitations
  • slots needed 1 slot (90min)

4:30pm CEST

Take the plunge: International work experience
Topic outline: The aim of this interactive workshop is to understand and acknowledge together the wonderful opportunities of working abroad and/or in an international environment while collecting tips to overcome the real and imagined obstacles. We will explore how to get the support to make a bold step and move on to an international career. We will find out that it is possible for any one of us...

Speakers
avatar for Clementine Robert

Clementine Robert

President, oikos International
Societal engagement: Have been oikos Reims President (1 year), oikos International Board member (2 years), oikos Alumni co-Ambassador for French network (1 year), oikos leadership program coach (3 years). Co created PHARES a local program member of the FEDEEH (association enabling... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm CEST
Room 01-107
 
Friday, August 30
 

9:30am CEST

Where am I heading to? - Coaching introduction course
You've been enrolled in your job for years or just started your career and your are asking yourself what you really want to do in your life? What do you want to support with all your energy and passion? In this workshop, we are not going to tell you which way to go or what exactly you should do. But we will will support you to think about it by reflecting on your values, the choices you made and the one you want to make in the future. You will do this individually, so you only have to share your thoughts if you want to. This session should give you an insight on personal coaching and find out if this is something for you, so let's try with us!

Link to the value exercise:
https://app.selfleaders.com/pnWGskzycBMpPpLyD

Speakers
avatar for Tiphaine Rouault

Tiphaine Rouault

Project manager, The Mobility House
Chapter: oikos Leipzig, one and a half year in the board, then joined the board of oikos International and was responsible for the internal communication and the German speaking chapters.She works as project manager at The Mobility House, Germany and deals with the topic of mobility... Read More →


Friday August 30, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am CEST
  workshop
  • min. attendees to hold session 3
  • slots needed 1

2:00pm CEST

Art and Architecture at HSG
Art and Architecture at HSG – a guided tour and some reflections on (corporate) culture and values (90 minutes, English/German/(French)) [Thursday and Friday after lunch, max. 15 discussants]
The University of St.Gallen HSG houses a small but excellent collection of art. It spans from classic modern pieces by e.g. Giacometti, Calder, Arp and Miro to contemporary art by e.g. Gerhard Richter and Roman Signer.  We will visit and discuss the various masterpieces and use these to reflect on how to build (corporate) culture and values. You will also hear why I´m convinced that it is no coincidence that oikos was founded by students of the HSG.
Provocation and obscenity?
-        The main building (Brutalism)
-        Hans Arp´s “Schalenbaum”-sculpture
Create the “new”
-        The city and the university
-        The university and the students
-        The art, the St.Gallen-management-model and oikos
-        Architecture and corporate identity
Modern classics to contemporary art
-        Main building: Giacometti, Calder, Miro…
-        Library building: Gerhard Richter and the glass pyramide

Speakers
FL

Frank-Elmar Linxweiler

- well, you can approach me with anything, we will see whether it leads to an interesting discussion...- politics (equal treatment, gender politicis, social welfare, education, security)- sustainable investment, risk management- strategy, (corporate) values and ethics, changing values... Read More →


Friday August 30, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm CEST
Foyer 01-FOY