ADAPTIVE LEADERSHIP FOR CHANGE AGENTSMon 21 May 2018 to Wed 23 May 2018Dr Paul Porteous, Adjunct Associate Professor, IGPA / Three DaysUniversity of Canberra
THREE DAY MASTER CLASS
DATES: 21 – 23 MAY
VENUE: UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA, CANBERRA
THIS COURSE IS INTENDED FOR SENIOR EXECUTIVES IN GOVERNMENT, BUSINESS AND NON-PROFIT ORGANISATIONS WHO WISH TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE DYNAMICS OF LEADERSHIP AND IMPROVE THEIR CAPACITY TO PROGRESS COMPLEX ADAPTIVE CHALLENGES.
COURSE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
Change Agents who are passionate about making a real difference on complex issues such as inequality and conflict require exceptional leadership skills to operate in challenging local, national and global environments. This course is a fresh approach which looks beyond conventional ideas of leadership and management to understand the underlying dynamics of change. The program prepares you for working in complex environments characterised by uncertainty, competing interests, values and factions. Contemporary leadership on such volatile issues is a process of discovery and learning – revealing the underlying causes of complex issues and creatively intervening to make real impact.
Major challenges require us to “adapt” in an evolutionary sense to new situations and environments. In adapting to constant change, leadership needs to be approached as an art – analysing the undercurrents, teasing out the contradictions, assessing the opportunities and threats, building partnerships, making critical interventions and preparing for the inevitable resistance and attacks. In that context, leadership is a creative act based on diversity and adaptation which helps to increase the problem-solving capacity of a community to deal with new and emerging issues.
Participants will bring a practical leadership challenge to work on throughout the program, identifying the underlying issues at stake and crafting actions which make a real difference.
- Understand the adaptive nature of change and progress
- Diagnose the underlying dynamics of multi-dimensional, complex challenges
- Develop a strategic approach to expanding problem solving repertoire
- Discover different ways of exercising leadership with and without authority
- Craft leadership interventions to draw attention to issues and mobilise people
- Partnering skills with stakeholders
- Deal with resistance and conflict as creative forces
Dr Paul Porteous, Adjunct Associate Professor, IGPA, University of Canberra.
Paul’s extensive leadership experience includes work as a senior diplomat, Presidential adviser, international lawyer, representative to numerous international organisations including the United Nations and International Court of Justice, and as a consultant in the United States, South East Asia, China, Middle East, Europe and Africa. He has been both Visiting Faculty at Harvard Kennedy School and a Fellow at Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership where he received the ‘Dean’s Award for Excellence in Student Teaching’.
For More Information: Email IGPA.CourseAdvice | at | canberra.edu.au or call Justin Wilson on 62012977