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Systems Leadership Series: Join leaders that seek to acquire the skills, capacities and tools of systems thinking!

Learning Objectives

–       Understand the complexity of systems thinking

–       Gain clarity around your work from a systems perspective

–       Identify your strengths and challenges as a systems leader

–       Use tools to support your work as a systems leader 

–       Acquire the skills to build a learning team

–       Develop skills to connect your leadership vision to the organizations

–       Develop skills to engage in learning conversations with others 

–       Develop an action plan for building your systems leadership skills and capacity

This 8 module series for your executive, council, board, or team can be delivered over 3 Days or 3 hours weekly to meet your learning needs. These are the module descriptions.

What is a System?

We will define a system and explore the systems that you engage within your leadership role.  An inventory of your strengths and challenges will assist you in identifying the gaps- and for developing an action plan.

The Being & Doing of Leadership 

We will explore the habits and characteristics of a systems leader, specifically we will look at how you as a systems leader needs to be and what you need to do. As well as ways to personally integrate the discipline of systems thinking into your leadership approach.

Change Your Mind, Change Your Result 

We will introduce concepts and tools used by systems leaders, including lenses that allow systems leaders to apply systems thinking in their day to day work. 

Creating a Systems Leadership Vision 

We will explore tools to create a personal leadership vision. You will build your capacity as a systems leader to connect your personal vision with the organizational vision to create engagement,  productivity and inspiration in your workplace.  

Building Relationships 

The focus of this session is on building relationships and your coaching capacity. We will explore a coaching philosophy, approach and tools that align with a systems leader’s ways of being and doing. 

Managing Change 

We will explore change within the system leaders realm.  We will review some change frameworks, apply them to a current change initiative, and ways to lead in a non-stop continuous environment of change.

Creating a Learning Team 

We will share strategies and tools to foster you team’s ability to learn together. You will learn the qualities of a learning team, and acquire skills you can use to build learning capacity in your team. 

Looking Back: Moving Forward

In this final session we wrap up by reviewing how systems leaders showcase their learning and the shifts in practice that have made a significant difference in their own personal, team, organization and community leadership. 

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON Fall 2021 Systems Leadership Series in Partnership with Concordia University of Edmonton

This Systems Leadership Series will be offered weekly in a virtual synchronous environment in collaboration with our partner Concordia University of Edmonton starting Tuesday September 7th running from 9:30AM-12:30PM for eight consecutive weeks.  Co-facilitators: Rachel Foster and Nicole van Kuppeveld. Cost $597 + GST. To registration go to: https://concordia.ab.ca/external-affairs/office-of-extension-and-culture/extension-programs/systems-leadership/

Your organization may qualify for the ALIGN LEADERSHIP BURSARY | ALIGN Association of Community Services (alignab.ca)

To have this series delivered to your Board, Senior Leadership/Executive or Program Team contact us at info@organizationsbydesign.ca

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Change Endurance Series: We offer a three part change endurance series that provides a new way of thinking about change, as well as tools and strategies that you can use to manage in a non-stop world of continuous change. This very popular workshop is endorsed by 65 sector leaders that recently participated in the series. 

This Change Endurance Series will be offered weekly in a virtual synchronous environment in collaboration with our partner Yukon University – Fall 2021. Stay tuned for registration details! 

Change Endurance I: A Framework for Personal Change

In today’s changing global economy, uncertainty and constant change, are an ongoing concern and an ever-present reality. Under these conditions we often feel insecure and we grasp for any source of stability and predictability. In the workplace in particular we earn for a sense of direction. We often have high expectations for our leaders, but we need to hold the same expectations for ourselves. 

Change Endurance II: Tools & Strategies to Build Resiliency

Organizations today need to work faster, more collaboratively, and recognize that a good idea can come from anywhere. They need new ways of thinking and new ways of doing—and they need leaders who can embrace and help create the new normal. This session will focus on tools and strategies for building resiliency in your teams.

Change Endurance III: Finding Vitality As Organizations

Building more learning-agile, strategic, and emotionally intelligent leadership is needed in an environment that is constantly changing. Learn how to create new paradigms to tackle uncertainty. We will explore the importance of learning together and the disciplines of the Learning Organization (Senge, 2006). In the current environment you can excel, grow and surpass your expectations- and may have fun in the process!

Discover your MBTI Type

This introduction to the Myers Briggs Type Indicator will enhance your understand of your personality preferences and your engagement with others in your leadership role. Workshop includes MBTI inventory and debrief to determine best fit type.

Leaning into Team Conflict

Using the MBTI personality inventory we will explore your type and its related conflict profile.  We will look at ways to reframe conflict as a strategy for team learning and experience this process, so you can take it back and use it with your team(s).

Making Decisions & Moving Forward

We will focus on a leaders’ decision- making processes, share our priority decision making matrix, and address communication as a key strategy in moving forward.  

The Systems Thinker in Community

We will  explore the system’s influence on you work, and how your work influences the system. We will focus on ways to identify opportunities for improvement and some tools for large systems change. And most importantly we provide all the tools you need for creating a successive collaboration.

 

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