Workshop Series

Envisioning the school of organising
A new series of workshops organised by Responsible Organising in autumn 2023 and spring 2024.

In this series of workshops Responsible Organising will take on the challenge to envision and prefigure ‘the School of Organising’ as an alternative to the business school as we understand it today, eg. as vocalized by researchers such as Martin Parker in his book ‘Shut Down the Business School’ and translated into the Finnish context e.g. by Alajoutsjärvi et al where the School of Organising is a ‘laboratory in which the future is being built’, providing students with resources for its own sustainable organising, as well as requiring them to consider the ways in which any form of organising benefits as many groups in society as possible rather than solely what can be construed as ‘business elite’ through ‘managerial capitalism’. The workshops will fall under different thematic foci, based on three interlinked themes: teaching, research, and organisation (of Higher Education Institutions).

We invite you to join us to explore new approaches that challenge conventional norms and envision how radical transformation of capitalist system can accur. The workshops are open to researchers, university personnel, students, and some to the general public.

Looking for more information or interested in taking responsibility for one half-day workshop? Contact us at

Workshop series in 2023

21.03.2024, 10.00 - 13.00

The University without Walls - Martin Parker, University of Bristol 

17.11.2023, 13.30-16.00

Multispecies Organising for a more living and biodiverse world - Tero Mustonen, Pella Thiel, Jörgen Andersson

08.11.2023, 9.45-12.15

Transformative sustainability teaching: Creating prefigurative pathways for different University futures (Parallel session 6, UNIFI Sustainability Seminar)

Please note that registration for this workshop is done through the UNIFI registration form.

16.10.2023, 10.00-13.00

Beyond “Scholastic Accounting”? Towards Meta-Disciplinary pedagogies and knowledges - Professor Keith Hoskin, Birmingham Business School

26.09.2023, 10.00-13.00

Conflict and co-creation: Strategies for change in management education - Doc. Researcher Micaela Stierncreutz, Hanken School of Economics and Professor Susan Meriläinen, University of Lapland

25.03.2023, 10.00-13.00

Food for thought: The role of the business school in food systems organising - Professor Steffen Böhm, University of Exester