Reconceptualizing Social Movement Learning in HRD: An Evolutionary Perspective

Chang Kyu Kwon, Aliki Nicolaides

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The Problem: We are living in a socially polarized landscape where dualistic mind-sets govern the way we engage with social justice issues and thus failing to adequately serve all human beings. The Solution: By bringing in Frederic Laloux’s conception of evolutionary organization, we propose that organizations can serve as catalysts for co-creative social transformation, closing the distance between organizations and society and ultimately enhancing the well-being of the whole. The Stakeholders: This article will provide organizational leaders and human resource development (HRD) professionals with a conceptual understanding of what a new paradigm of social movement learning would look like in an emerging society where polarities are not fought against but engaged as a whole.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-279
Number of pages13
JournalAdvances in Developing Human Resources
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • co-creation
  • consciousness
  • social justice
  • social movement learning
  • wholeness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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