Intro to Systems Leadership
Guide lasting systemic change across your company or organization.
In this introductory workshop, you’ll have an opportunity to learn about and identify the foundational elements of systems change and systems leadership, practice key systems change methods (e.g. systems mapping, stakeholder mapping, mental models, ladder of inference), apply systems change methods to your work, identify & plan for your further growth as a systems leader, and begin to engage in a wider systems change leadership learning community.
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August 2, 9, 23, and 30
Interested in a private cohort for your team?
What to expect
What to expect
Lasting change takes a systemic approach. This course will provide you with a spectrum of approaches and practice opportunities to begin leading systemic change across your company or organization and chart a course for your future growth.
What You'll Learn
In this month-long virtual course, you’ll have the opportunity to learn, practice, and apply key systems leadership approaches to your work across weekly class sessions and practical application opportunities.
How You'll Learn
This course will be activity-based, with a mixture of mini-lecture, practical method application, and collaborative sessions. You’ll not only learn the concepts and principles, the why and how of systems leadership, you’ll also get to practice the methods in a safe space. We won’t just talk at you ; you’ll learn through doing, work with other participants, and get feedback. You will be asked to bring your current personal or professional examples of changes you want to make into the workshop, so you come away with a greater understanding and an action plan on how to change your system. There will be plenty of time for Q&A and opportunities to engage with your facilitators around the specifics of your change.
Intro & What is Systems Leadership?, What is your future vision?
Who am I and why do I Care? Where are we today?
Why should they (your stakeholders) care? What needs to be done?
What is my new story of change? Sharing your story
Who Should Attend
Looking to create lasting systems transformation
Consultants and Facilitators
Looking to boost their impact
Who want to create dynamic and agile learning organizations
Who want to create enduring project impact
Identify foundational elements of systems change and systems leadership
Practice & apply key systems change methods on a current professional or personal challenge that could have significant positive impact
Create your personal plan for further systems leadership growth
Begin building a systems change leadership learning community
Interested in bringing a team?
Dirk Van Onsem
What People Are Saying
"Anyone that can construct a sequence of conversations to lead others is a metaskill. Anyone who participates in meetings or owns an agenda would benefit from this. It is a whirlwind, but you are among others who are in charge of making an impact. This is a practical, hands-on deep dive for managers, entrepreneurs, and leaders who can change their culture by leading meetings like a pro."
"I realized my entire role is facilitation. I have to do a lot of lateral influencing. So I use these skills even if it is not a super-structured workshop. Our product team has micro meetings all the time, and these methods help us get the most of those moments. My team can lean on me to facilitate. You will redesign the way you have conversations. I can’t believe every college student doesn’t have to take a class like this. This is how you collaborate. It is the underpinning of the future of work."
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A key part of our mission is to support diverse facilitators from different methodologies, backgrounds, races, genders, sexual orientations, cultures, and ages. If you are a part of, or serve, a traditionally underrepresented group and feel that this scholarship would allow you to amplify this mission, please apply now.
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