“The Art of Participatory Leadership 2021 is happening online on March 17-20
Master the means to reliably energise your team and organization!
People in your teams might need to deliver fast in complex settings and may have conflicting priorities and agendas. They rush from meeting to meeting to align – but tend to spend more time reacting or making their points than pro-actively engaging the organization and listening. The constant maneuvering wastes energy and good will, and slows down productive work.
What if this energy could be reliably tapped into and aligned to drive your work forward?
Silo thinking and political infighting
Cross-functional teams that are more loyal to their function than their team – or vice versa
Virtual teams that squander their energies and struggle to produce results
Integrating new teams and people after a merger
Pockets of complacency and sometimes apathy
Implementing and sustaining change that sticks
Creating a culture of innovation
Lack of engagement/ apparent resistance to change
These diminish effectiveness and may breed resistance. In this workshop you will practice methods and approaches to shift the dynamics that hinder effectiveness.
This workshop lays out a structured process including tools, methods, design-thinking and a systems approach to galvanising group and organisational dynamics. While focused on groups, the practices scale from the individual to teams, to entire organizations and even communities. Built on the core values of respect, partnership, collaboration and accountability, the approach has been used to facilitate deep conversations with groups in the hundreds or as small as four.
You will experience and practice techniques in Leadership Presence; World Café; Open Space Technology; Design for Action; Appreciative Inquiry; while also exploring when and how to use each technique effectively.
You’ll practice addressing real world complex situations in a way that delivers alignment and actionable outcomes. So you’ll be able to use what you learn the day you get back.
The methods and techniques are designed to bring out leadership from people at all levels. We have had the following types of participants and some of the following situations:
Examples of Roles
Examples of Situations
During the previous events, we have had participants fly in from as far away as Argentina, Chile, Bangladesh and NewZealand, and others who live so close they walk to the venue. We have had over 30 nationalities represented, including participants from Switzerland, many of the European countries, North and South America, Asia and Africa. Our aim is to maintain high levels of diversity – both because it makes interactions rich and interesting, and because it proves the power of the approach to create meaning and action from widely diverse participants.
Our sector representation has been equally broad. We have representation from multi-national organisations and corporations, mid-size firms, NGOs, and individuals. We have each time also had at least one company bring all its staff – using the workshop as a way to develop and design projects and strategies to move the organization forward.