Diversity and Inclusion a living systems approach

Diversity and Inclusion a living systems approach

9th October, 2019

with Giles Hutchins and Katherine Long

Katherine Long and Giles Hutchins personally invite you to this nature-immersion retreat; an opportunity for profound reflection on living systems thinking applied to diversity and inclusion.

Together with other change practitioners (leaders, coaches, organization design and development practitioners, activists) we will explore :

  • Why traditional D&I interventions may not be delivering hoped-for results, and sometimes create unintended consequences
  • Why we need to re-imagine organisations as living systems to appropriately value diversity in the workplace
  • How to redefine D&I as a key dimension of organisational resilience and strategy, as opposed to just being a narrow specialist endeavour
  • How to apply trans-contextual thinking to leverage new insights and ways forward as a means of amplifying social cohesion in view of global challenges

We will be drawing on a range of deep reflection approaches, including deep listening, whole-body intelligence, Theory U, Dialogue, meditation

This day hosts an intimate yet diverse group of leaders exploring the edges of the new while in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the ancient High Weald area of West Sussex, with good connections to London and beyond, 8mins cab ride from Balcombe station.

9.30am – 4.15pm 9th October 2019 – £310, includes all refreshments and vegetarian lunch.

To register your interest, please email either Katherine Long, or Giles Hutchins


Katherine Long

Katherine Long is an experienced international leadership and team coach, organization development practitioner, auhor and educator working at the complex transformation interface between individual and whole system change, focusing on social and environmental outputs and organisational transformation. She is an experienced Theory U and Focusing practitioner, and Faculty with the Future Fit Leadership Academy.



Giles Hutchins is a thought leader, speaker and adviser on the future of business. Recently, Global Sustainability Director for Atos, and previously a management consultant with KPMG, he has helped transform a wide range of organisations (corporate, third sector, public sector and start-up) and is author of the books Future Fit, The Illusion of Separation, The Nature of Business and co-author of Regenerative Leadership, has contributed to various leadership approaches and research studies, is co-founder of Regenerators and Biomimicry for Creative Innovation, and is Chair of the Future Fit Leadership Academy.


‘Look deep, deep, deep into nature and you will understand everything better.’ Albert Einstein