Leading in Complexity

Schulich Executive Learning Centre

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  • 2 days
  • online

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Schulich Executive Learning Centre

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About the course

This 2-day online program is designed to equip you with leadership competencies that will help you and your organization thrive in a turbulent and rapidly changing world, post-pandemic. You will develop specific knowledge in managing complexity and adult learning development, and acquire tools and techniques to become more adaptable and prepared to navigate new challenges now and in the future.

The pandemic has made it clear that business as usual has ceased to exist. Turbulence and transition are the new normal. New ways of thinking and leadership that embraces this new reality are at a premium.

This turbulence is not going to end any time soon, even as we emerge from the pandemic. To effectively deal with this new reality, leaders need to be able to challenge assumptions and develop new ways of seeing and thinking.

Grounded in complexity and adult-development theories, this 2-day online program will equip you with leadership competencies that will enable you and your organization thrive in a turbulent and rapidly changing world. You will develop specific knowledge in managing complexity and adult learning development, and acquire tools and techniques to become more adaptable and prepared to navigate new challenges now and in the future.

Comprised of three parts, this program begins with a self-paced, two-hour online component followed by 2 days of instructor-led interactive sessions on the course material. The program concludes with small group personal coaching sessions with the instructors.

What You Will Learn

  • Understand complexity and why it matters
  • Distinguish between simple, complicated, complex and chaotic problems
  • Explore complexity as a source of innovation
  • Identify and examine current assumptions
  • Discover models for better understanding your context
  • Learn from case studies how to navigate complex challenges
  • Develop the capacity to identify weak signals
  • Develop complexity fitness
  • Learn to stay present in increasing complexity
  • Cultivate your inner complexity to adapt and lead into action
  • Become a leader who is capable of embracing complexity

Experts

Ingo Holzinger

Professor of Organization Studies, Schulich School of Business Ingo’s research and teaching interests include leadership, creativity, and organizational change. As a teacher, Ingo is passionate about developing his students’ skills in seeing the world as a place of opportunity.

Andrea Swanson

Andrea Swanson (MA, PPCC) is a certified coach and Organizational Development Professional, with more than ten years’ experience, helping people think together to develop solutions and find new ways forward. Andrea has extensive experience in post-secondary institutions as an Organizational Con...

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