The history of solAustralia somewhat reflects the history of the founding sol. About 10 years ago, a group of interested and passionate individuals around organisation learning wanted to create a network that would provide all people (practitioners, researchers and academics) with the opportunity to share their knowledge and understanding. One of the most famous management thinkers of the 20th century, Peter Senge, led much of this charge from the United States to resounding international success. In Australia, this group was responsible for the first trip to Australia by Senge in 1998 and was responsible for setting up solAustralia.
Over the years, solAustralia has been a major activist in the global sol network. We were integral in setting up the inaugural global sol event in Espoo, Finland, and then Austria and the most recently in 2008 in Oman.
We introduced the sol global and the Australian organisation learning community to David Snowden's ideas on complexity (they may not thank us for that!). We then experimented with facilitation tools and processes to support organisation learning in complexity. We explored & experimented with many different approaches to the intractable issues in organisation learning - how do you overcome individual resistance to learning in an organisation setting?, how do you take much of the complexity tools and processes and practically embed them in the everyday process work of an organisation - such as project management, talent & leadership development?
The story of founding sol and its changes over the past 10 or so years is also illuminating. For more information, download our pdf for a brief history.
solAustralia - A Special Interest Group of IIM Ltd
In July 2010, solAustralia became a Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Institute for Information Management (IIM) Ltd (ACN 078 159 083).
For more information about IIM go to www.iim.org.au.
Management of the company is vested in a Board of Directors. All Directors have a full and equal vote on every issue.
Regional Directors are elected to the Board from the membership of the IIM Branches in each IIM Region, on an annual basis. These Directors have the responsibility for representing Regional views to the Board, and to represent the Board's views at the Regional level.Events And Workshops
solAustralia runs a variety of styles of events and workshops through the year. Based on demand, we have members' forums and member reviews, where individuals in our community take the opportunity to discuss their challenges and issues around a book they are writing, an initiative at work, or a project on which they are working.
Have you got an event or workshop that you would like solAustralia to sponsor or advertise? Contact us using the events registration form. solAustralia uses a panel review process, where events that are posted upon our website, meet the requirements of whether they help achieve the solAustralia vision, meet the Charter, and provide provocative thinking for our community.