Founder & CEO | Social Lab, Co-Founder & Executive Director | Sustainable Food Lab
Udom Hongchatikul Ph.D is a leading organizer, designer, consultant and facilitator of organization development, systems change and positive change processes. He is the First Cohort Fellow of Academy for Systems Change and holds his Ph.D. in Organization Development. He also holds his diploma in Positive Psychology and Wellbeing from the Langley Group Institute.
Udom has worked extensively as a consultant and advisor to a vast variety of public and private sector clients and non-profit organizations in a wide range of industries and specializes in systems change, organization development, sustainable development, leadership development, and corporate strategy. He served as Master Trainer and Coach of International Labor Organization (ILO), United Nations for Greener Business Asia (GBA): Train-the-trainer Project.
Udom is committed to helping enable Thailand’s business executives and community leaders to create social systems that foster biological, social and economic well-being and at the same time for them to better able to thrive in the ever-evolving corporate environment, add value to their products and services, and gain the competitive edge in their respective industries.
Following the first design workshop of the Sustainable Food Lab in 2014 in Thailand with pioneers Hal Hamilton and Adam Kahane, Udom continued his inspiration and discussion with Hal Hamilton and Peter Senge and took the lead in setting up a Sustainable Food Lab and Social Lab in Thailand.
Sustainable Food Lab Thailand initiates organic tourism, a social movement in Thailand based on an inclusive business model. It involves all players in the Thai tourism industry, led by the private sector. Organic tourism empowers everyone in the organic value chain, including farmers and consumers to become collective leaders for change, addressing economic, environmental and social problems. Organic tourism aims to build a more sustainable food system using tourism and organic farming as a tool.
Udom is a steering committee member of Thailand Education Partnership (TEP), a platform for all sectors to co-create education development in Thailand. He is a consultant of Darunsikkhalai School for Innovative Learning (DSIL); after working with all key stakeholders of the school in co-creating the new shared-vision of DSIL since 2018, he now leads the DSIL Transformation project where he will integrate the Compassionate Systems Framework into the school and into the classroom.
In joining the Certification Program for Compassionate Systems Master Practitioners, he feels he will have the opportunity to learn and practice more of systems change in the education context and as well to share and learn from other practitioners. His mission is to bring Compassionate Systems into Thailand education and to bring the concepts and practices into the real-life environment, starting from DSIL.