How does the new come into the world
Who we are
The Institut für praktische Emergenz is a ThinkPlayDoTank around topics of
social change and organizational development as well as a partner for innovation, strategy and implementation.
What we do
New ideas are not enough. They need good soil so they
can flourish - the greatest innovation will perish in a toxic environment. We
of the Institut für praktische Emergenz research what new ideas are already out there and at the same time prepare the ground by building networks, facilitating transformation processes and passing on our knowledge and experience in our trainings.
Emergence refers to the development of new structures, properties and states from the interaction of different actors, whereby what emerges has yet again entirely new properties - the whole is thus more than just the sum of its parts.
"We need emergence to cope with complexity. Emergence can't be controlled or managed, but we can foster the conditions for emergence, behave with integrity, and hope others will follow."
Tyson Yunkaporta (Sand Talk)
Learn with us
Trainings, seminars and workshops
In our trainings and seminars, we show how emergence cannot be controlled, but how it can be fostered, and how organizations and teams can evolve. As an official partner of the Inner Development Goals, we also offer impulse workshops on this topic. Default language German but English on demand.
Emergence in the Organisation
In this 6-week hybrid training, you will learn what natural "fertilizers" exist to benefit the development of your organization. How do you strengthen self-organization and self-responsibility? What is important in collaboration? How does innovation work and at the same time how is the tried and tested preserved? And: how can what you have learned be put into practice? These are some of the questions we deal with in the training - well-founded but always practice-oriented.
Transformations-Wissen im Bereich Nachhaltigkeit
Unternehmen müssen sich bewegen, nachhaltiger werden, ihr Geschäftsmodell vereinbar mit unseren ökologischen Realitäten gestalten - und das schnell. Expert:innen für den Nachhaltigkeitsbereich sind gefragter denn je. Aber diese Rollen sind oft sehr anstrengend. Hier setzen wir an mit unserer Weiterbildung Transformationswissen für Nachhaltigkeitsmanager:innen / -berater:innen. Im 3-tägigen Basismodul geht es um Handwerkszeug und konkrete Fallbearbeitung.
Impulse Workshop: Inner Development Goals (IDGs)
We are an official partner of the IDGs and are happy to support organizations by introducing the topic. In this 3-hour impulse workshop we give an overview of the Inner Development Goals and their relevance especially in the current context and work out together what this means specifically for your organization and your employees. We identify development opportunities (e.g. through an assessment) and define what the next steps would be.
Connection & Exchange
Emergence requires networked structures. We never tire of finding ideas, people, initiatives and ideas, presenting them and bringing them together so that supporting communities and networks can emerge and ideas can spread. Connect...
Mit Ideen vernetzen:
What already exists:
growing, diverse and international collection of exciting and inspiring initiatives and ideas dealing with social change, transformation, futures, speculative design, etc.
Mit anderen vernetzen:
Are you interested in our work? Would you like to get to know us or simply exchange ideas with us? Please reach out and
come to one or our virtual Open Door Fridays (10:00 - 12:00 am). Simply click here on the link and pick a time.
Work with us
The IPE as development a partner
Do you find emergence as the key to innovation and development exciting? Would it help you to know how to get a grip on complexity? Would you like support on how to foster emergence in your organization to enable development? To learn more about Inner Development Goals and how to implement them in your organization? Above all, would you prefer it to be concrete and pragmatic? The Institut für praktische Emergenz is a development partner for topics like Network Building, Participatory Processes, Futures Literacy, Sustainability in Organizations and more.
Unser Podcast Faktor Em
Lernen über Emergenz von Praktiker:innen und Expert:innen
Wie kommt das Neue in die Welt? Das wollen wir wissen, und zwar von denjenigen, die täglich mit Veränderungsprozessen zu tun haben, von Praktiker:innen und Expert:innen. Was können sie uns aus ihrer Erfahrung mitgeben? Was sollten wir verstehen zu Themen wie
Risiko und Emergenz? Warum sind Dringlichkeit und Geschwindigkeit nicht der richtige Ansatz, um komplexe Herausforderungen zu lösen?
Welche Rolle spielt Vernetzung für Innovation und Transformation? Und was hat es auf sich mit glücklichen Zufällen?
Tanja Gronde vom Bayerischen Rundfunk und Rike Pätzold holen sich von ihren Gäst:innen außer spannenden Antworten und Impulsen außerdem Hausaufgaben, um gleich selbst ins Experimentieren zu kommen. Und die Hörer:innen sind herzlich eingeladen, mitzumachen.
The people behind the IPE:
Rike Pätzold, M.A.
Rike Pätzold consults, writes, teaches and is passionate about emergence, participatory future design and how to deal well with uncertainty and complexity. At IPE, she explores new ways to change living systems from the inside out and tests them in her practical work as an organizational development consultant. Rike is a native of Munich, where she now lives again with her patchwork family after sailing around the North Atlantic on a sailboat. Rike studied Sinology, Japanese Studies and Philosophy of Language and lived in Taiwan for several years to deepen her knowledge of Chinese and Daoism.
Vanessa Ludewigs is interested in building networks - bringing people together who can shape new things together. In her work, she is concerned with how systems and organizations can be rethought. She is particularly fascinated by groups and how they work together, and how they can be supported. Vanessa is a trained industrial manager, and has an MBA in change management and many years of experience in traditional management consulting. Change and transformation have always been her hobbyhorses. Together with Kerstin Gollner, she manages EQU:WIN and loves to tackle, implement and lead challenging and complex projects.
Dr. Kerstin Gollner
Kerstin Gollner's passions are change management, organizational development and transformation processes. She has been working in this field for 30 years, accompanying large and complex changes in companies. As Managing Director of EQU:WIN, she now puts her experience at the service of organizations, cities and communities to initiate the change dynamics that are necessary to cope with the major social challenges of our time. She has been working on the topic of emergence and social dynamics since her studies. Kerstin Gollner holds a PhD in ecological economics. She lives with her family near Munich.
We are looking forward to your message.
The IPE ist official Partner of the
Inner Development Goals
and is hosting the IDG Munich Community Hub together with a great core team.
Interested in the IDGs and located in and around Munich? Get connected on Howspace and register for free for our next hub event.
Design Futures Initiative
gathers designers, strategists, enginieers, scientists, artists and futurists from all over the world. The IPE is official partner of the initiative and co-hosts the Munich Chapter in collaboration with
Shape of New
. Interested in participating? Please do! This is our
Here we are involved:
Die Methode für partizipative Zukunftsgestaltung in Städten und Gemeinden sowie in Organisationen bringt Menschen zusammen und richtet sie auf eine gemeinsam erzählte Zukunft hin aus.
Eine neuartige Form der Bürgerbeteiligung in Kooperation mit engagierten
Einwohner*innen einer Gemeinde auf Basis unserer
Stöbern Sie in der ständig wachsenden Bibliothek der Zukünfte, in der
wir die durch unsere partizipative Zukunftsgestaltungsmethode NxF
entstandenen Zukunftsgeschichten sammeln.
Die Beratung für Transformation behandelt Organisationen als lebendige Organismen und
sieht gelingende Beziehungen und Kooperation als
Voraussetzungen für Veränderung.