Leading & Learning for Sustainability


It’s about learning how to lead complex system change in recognition of the larger system that the change is occurring in. And doing so in service of long-term social, ecological, and economic well being. Learn how to successfully lead lasting systemic change in your organization. This program focuses on joint capacity building through collaboration and partnership throughout your organization, your supply chain and your community. Join Peter Senge and Darcy Winslow for this 3-day, intensive hands-on leadership workshop.

Event Type:
Workshops/Training Courses
Jun. 20-22, 2017
The Warren Center
Ashland , MA , USA

The program offers less lecture time, and more time for hands-on development of your leadership skills. You will strengthen your systems thinking skills so you can switch from reactive problem solving to initiating and creating new futures.

Leading & Learning for Sustainability provides the crucial tools and skills needed for groups engaged in challenging partnerships to achieve common goals that might otherwise be impossible. Making sustainability a core value across your organization, your supply chain and your community is the complex system used as the example throughout the program.

Program Overview:

Collaboration is the human face of systemic change. Effective collaboration in addressing truly complex problems requires more than good intentions. People and institutions working effectively across (intra- and inter-organizational) boundaries need new capabilities which few organizations have: building trust among diverse players and shared visions that transcend individual organizations' interests, fostering shared understanding of complex realities, developing shared strategies, the ability to observe and reflect on what is working and not and to adjust thinking and action. In short, effective collaboration is an ongoing learning process that demands an unusual degree of openness – of mind, heart and will - to challenge taken-for granted assumptions and ways of operating, and cultural norms. Sometimes, what will most limit progress will be the very behaviors that have made organizations effective in the past.

Leaders who want to build their capacity to lead change efforts, from wherever they sit within their organization, are invited to attend. The workshop will blend personal capacity building and application to real issues through a series of practice sessions using tools for systems thinking and collective learning. 
Leading & Learning for Sustainability will be both personal and collective: people learning how to work better together by working together to achieve common goals that otherwise might be impossible.

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