Transforming leadership and communication through principles of nature

Pathways to regenerative organizations.

  • Starts:12:00, 22 August 2023
  • Ends:17:00, 22 August 2023
  • Location:BI - campus Oslo, Room A2-005 (Blue 9)
  • Enrolment deadline:22.08.2023 12:00

Communication and leadership are crucial disciplines to help solve the climate crisis. These fields are evolving and require both further exploration and catalyzing transfer from theory to practice. During this engaged seminar, we invite you to explore with us what regenerative communication and leadership could be. Nature being the only regenerative system we know, we'll draw inspiration from “biomimicry thinking” as a thread throughout the event. The objective is to grow together with more knowledge, connections and tools to shape better daily practices.

What you can expect

This is an interactive seminar. This means that in addition to a bit of theory and some case studies, you will be active throughout the session with a variety of playful group exercises. With these activities we are aiming at triggering insights and understanding of basic biomimicry principles that you can apply in your job to start the regenerative journey of your organization.

Who is this for?

This event is primarily aimed at professionals working within the fields of leadership and communication. Come with a curious and open mind, we will learn together and from each other.


Note that this event is capped to 20 participants (registration below).


  • Time
  • Title
  • Networking & Light Lunch (picnic outdoors if weather permits)

  • Program Opening

  • Activities and Case Studies around Regenerative Principles, Biomimicry for Organizations and Leadership

  • Break

  • Activities and Case Studies around Applying ‘Biomimicry Thinking’ in Communication

  • Round Table and Questions

  • Closing Remarks

  • End of Seminar


Alexander Buhmann
Alexander Buhmann

Alexander Buhmann

Alexander Buhmann (PhD) is associate professor of corporate communication at BI Norwegian Business School and director of The Nordic Alliance for Communication & Management.

The Nordic Alliance for Communication & Management is a cross-disciplinary and regional research group focusing on communication as a strategic driver of sustainable organizational performance and success. He has been research fellow at the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism’s Center on Public Diplomacy and visiting researcher and lecturer at Stanford University and Santa Clara University. Alexander’s research is situated at the intersection of communication, digital technology, and management..

María Belén Barroso
María Belén Barroso

María Belén Barroso

María Belén Barroso has a PhD in Communication for Sustainable Organizations at the University of Málaga (Spain). Director of Innovation and Communication at AlmaNatura. 

Co-founder of Cronopios, a cooperative focused on communication, triple impact, and biomimicry. Chair of Communication and member of the Board of Directors of B Academics. Member of the driving group of the B Local Andalucía and B Academics Spain. 

Isabel Ruiz Mora
Isabel Ruiz Mora

Isabel Ruiz Mora

Isabel Ruiz Mora (PhD) is an associate professor in Public Relations at the University of Malaga, specializing in sustainability, activism, and strategic communication. 

She conducts research and participates in projects at various levels, focusing on active citizens, communication, and teaching practices to improve students' employability. With an international presence, she has been a senior lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University (England) and a visiting scholar in Scotland, Denmark, Austria, Qatar, and Malaysia.  Isabel is editor of the academic of the International Journal of Public Relations.

Michel Wolfstirn
Michel Wolfstirn

Michel Wolfstirn

Michel Wolfstirn is the co-founder BiomimicryNorway. Previously a Mechanical Engineer in the oil industry. 

He decided in 2015 to balance his karma and dedicate his career to sustainability and nature inspired design which lead to the creation of BiomimicryNorway. The author of an online course, Design with Biomimicry, Michel is an experienced workshop facilitator, visiting lecturer and consultant within nature inspired design and circular economy. Michel is also the co-founder of SquareRoot and active with Pådriv on urban sustainability projects.