About us

Profile: Susanne Rodemann-Kalkan

Dipl. Environmental Scientist & Systemic Coach (SG), Theory U Practitioner, Founder and Director of futurlabor

Competencies & Services

  • Conception and realization of participation processes with visual methods / Graphic Recording & Facilitation
  • Initiation of collegiate coaching networks within organizations and networks based on Theory U
  • Systemic sustainability coaching for teams, individuals, networks & organizations with a focus on "impact orientation“
  • Coordination of network development processes
  • Expertise & research in the field of environmental sciences for systemic change (regional as well as international)

Clients (Selection)

  • UNDP / United Nations Development Programme
  • UN DESA - United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
  • giz - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (German Society for International Cooperation)
  • European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA)
  • Alianza del Clima e.V. - European Office
  • Engagement Global
  • Der Paritätische Gesamtverband
  • RENN.nord - Regional Network for Sustainability
  • BUND - Friends of the Earth Germany
  • German Energy Agency (dena)
  • Nature Conservation Youth NAJU (Federal Association)
  • BUNDjugend Federal Association
  • German Nature Conservation Ring (DNR)
  • AWO district association Braunschweig
  • Hannover Region - Mobility Management

Professional Experience

  • since 2018: Lecturer at Leuphana University Lüneburg: "Communication Strategies for Systemic Change: Case Studies for Sustainable Mobility"
  • 1/2015: Founder & Managing Director of the "futurlabor - Institute for Systemic Future Design/ Institut für systemische Zukunftsgestaltung“
  • 2015/2016: Lecturer for "Systemic Coaching" at the Systemic Institute Kassel
  • 7/2014 - 1/2015: Parental leave / reorientation
  • 5/2008 - 7/2014: Youth Education Officer & Management Member of the Youth Environment Network Lower Saxony - JANUN e.V.


  • 2018/2019: „Generative Facilitation Certification Program“/ Generative Facilitation Institute, Berlin
  • 2018: Facilitate U Advanced Module with Christine Wank (Generative Facilitation Institute - GFI, Berlin)
  • 2017: U.Lab: Leading from the emerging future. Blended Learning MOOC, certified by Otto Scharmer (MTI & Presencing Institute/ USA)
  • 2016: "Simply visualize" - Advanced course with Jörg Schmidt 
  • 2013 - 2015: "Systemic Coaching in Personality and Company Development" - Further education at the Systemic Institute Kassel (certified training institute of the Systemic Society Germany - SG)
  • Study of Environmental Sciences, Leuphana University Lüneburg with a focus on environmental communication, planning and policy; Degree: Diploma, grade: 1.1

Reference Projects

  • 2023: Moderation "National Coalitions Exchange Meeting" in the EU project "GoodFoodGoodFarming" (DNR)
  • 2022: Workshop " "How can transformative learning promote values connected to the green transition?" - EAEA Annual Conference
  • 2022: Conception & Facilitation: Empowerment-Year-Program for young activists in committees of BUND
  • 2020 - 2022: Online facilitation of the BUND dialogue labs "Sustainable Business" & "Sustainable Finance
    2021: Co-facilitation & hand-drawn animated visuals for the "Good Growth Partnership Conference" UNDP 
  • 2019: Conception & (online) facilitation of the interim and final evaluation (engl.) of the EU project "Change the Power: (Em)Power to Change" - Climate Alliance of European Cities with Indigenous Rainforest Peoples | Alianza del Clima e.V.
  • 2018: Facilitation of collegial case consultations/ CaseClinics in the framework of the "Partners for Review Network Meeting - A transnational Multi-Stakeholder Network for a Robust Review Process - P4R" in Berlin on behalf of UN DESA/ giz
  • 2017 - 2022: Network coaching for "movidu", the network of extracurricular education actors for sustainable mobility at schools in the Hannover region


  • Rodemann, Susanne (2009): Gestaltungskompetenz durch freiwilliges Engagement bei Green­peace. In: Brodowski, Michael (Hrsg.): Informelles Lernen und Bildung für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung. Beiträge aus Theorie und Praxis. Opladen: Budrich (Schriftenreihe "Ökologie und Erziehungs-wissenschaft" der Kommission Bildung für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft (DGfE)), S. 103–112.

Memberships & Engagement

  • Since 2018: Systemic Society (SG) - German Association for Systemic Research, Therapy, Supervision and Counseling e.V.
  • Since 2017: IPU - Initiative Psychology in Environmental Protection e.V.
  • Since 2005: Fundraising and initiation of cooperation for the NGO "Venture Trust" (Tamil Nadu / India)
  • 2008 - 2014: AG Informal Learning of UNESCO Decade of Education for Sustainable Development in Germany

Language proficiency

  • German (mother tongue), English (fluent), French (basic) & Turkish (basic)

The futurlabor as an institute consists of a diverse network of systemic experts from the fields of coaching, consulting, moderation and evaluation, who work freely together depending on the assignment - and are open to cooperation. These include:

Prof. Dr. Malte Schophaus

Systemic consultant, trainer of social skills, business coach, professor of psychology at the University of Applied Sciences for Public Administration / Bielefeld, co-founder and partner of the e-fect dialog evaluation consulting eG

Main focus: Evaluation & process moderation

Daniela Jahn

Systemic consultant & generative facilitator
Magister (M.A.) in English and Spanish linguistics as well as economics (RWTH Aachen)

Focus: organizational development, team coaching & facilitation of future conferences 

Tanja Steffens-Bode

Systemic solution-oriented coach & supervisor (SG), as well as consultant (SG), trainer, moderator & alternative practitioner for psychotherapy (HeilprG), EMDR and Generation Code® therapist, diploma in pedagogy,

Focus on conceptual advice and advanced training

Katrin Reinecke 

Dipl. Ing. Landscape Architecture
Educational Consultant

Focus: Systemic support for volunteers