“Transformation requires a mindset change where leaders know they have personal power which they can access to solve problems”.Carole Wainaina, Assistant Secretary General HM for the UN
Today’s leaders must be prepared to anticipate, analyze and address complex challenges involving multiple stakeholders as efficiently and effectively as possible. They need a special set of skills and capacities that will enable them to put effective leadership into practice. Navigating through the tensions and ambiguities that characterize today’s workplace demands an adaptive mindset and solid leadership decision making skills. The goal of this leading-edge Leadership Master Course is to empower senior- and mid-level female managers and leaders in their pursuit of dynamic and thoughtful leadership, career advancement and self-fulfilment. Critical skills in self-leadership will be developed in confronting difficulties and taking decisions across a wide range of contexts and circumstances.
Conducted in English, the course serves a picculturally diverse audience. Methods used are grounded in theory (e.g., Otto Scharmer, MIT; Robert Kegan, Ronald Heifetz and Kurt Fischer, Harvard University) yet are thoroughly experiential and culture-neutral. The course is gender-neutral and takes place in a generative space exclusively for women. The focus is on two fundamental aspects of effective leadership: Firstly, participants are taught how to identify and integrate their individual hidden patterns and reactive tendencies underlying their unconscious and automatic biases and assumptions. These limitations tend to hamper the success and positive impact of their goals and achievements. Secondly, from this vantage point, adaptive skills in leadership decision-making are built and strengthened.
This training consists of several integrated parts:
- A tailored online assessment that focuses on Leadership Decision Making Skills (LDMA) prior to the on-site course.
- A personalized debrief (online) with the trainers and a joint elaboration of learning and development goals and next steps.
- A 5-day on-site intensive course on
overcoming limitations inherent in the job linked to competence, perception, gender or culture
-furthering skills and capacities that enable skillful leadership decision making processes
-strengthening the ability to take, seek and coordinate perspectives, contextual thinking, and complexity management
-turning reactive tendencies into creative ones
- A personalized learning & development road map and coaching session (online) after the course.
Carole Wainaina, Assistant Secretary-General of HR for the UN will hold a key note at the beginning of the course.
Sustainable Development Goals
Advancing women’s leadership is critically important for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, with many targets specifically recognizing women’s equality and empowerment as both the objective, and as part of the solution.
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February 5 – 10, 2017, Peace Castle Schlaining, Austria Nearest airport Vienna. Transport from and to the airport can be arranged.
Costs: € 3300, – plus VAT. Costs include the LDMA setup conversations, assessment costs, individual debrief; 5 days intensive training and one individual coaching session after the training. NB: This is a special discounted price for this pilot.
Accommodation and full board at the Castle Schlaining Hotel are not included: € 90, – per person per night
The Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, a partner of the UN, promotes strategies for non-violent resolution of conflicts.
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