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Leading Complex Systems - ONLINE

Leading Complex Systems is an exciting, highly relevant and real-world driven five-day program designed to fully engage leaders in furthering their capacity to lead the systems they work in and with. When we see issues and challenges in our systems as being caused by our unique circumstances and driven by the various individual personalities involved, then so too are our strategies to fix, fire or rotate the person. The Leading Complex Systems program changes this pattern and focuses on helping participants learn to provide leadership that addresses issues systemically rather than personally. Through the application of experiential learning designs, participants quickly learn and apply essential systems leadership strategies to projects and challenges they bring with them to the program.
Facilitators: Dave Whittington , Phil Cady
For more information about this course please contact Professional and Continuing Studies

While intellectually stimulating, the Leading Complex Systems program is neither conceptual nor hypothetical – it’s real! It’s real because participants will be asked to bring into the virtual classroom at least one project they are working on at work, so that they can apply their learning, directly, as it occurs. Participants will also be asked to consider and be prepared to discuss issues or concerns that won’t go away; you know, the things that sometimes keep you awake at night!

"This is one of the most powerful courses I've taken! The facilitators were very knowledgeable "pracademics" who beautifully blended theory with hands-on learning, discussion and activities. The breadth and depth of learning around 'leading complex systems' within a short time span was impressive - the time flew by, and I was left with many “ah ha” moments and reflections. I also appreciated the opportunities to network and develop relationships with fellow working professionals and learning from one another."- LCS Nov 2018 participant

Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate systems literacy and understanding
  • Understand and demystify social complexity in order to lead systems with intention and confidence
  • Apply social systems leadership strategies to workplace projects, initiatives and issues big or small
  • Apply strategies to collaborate across boundaries and to design structures for desired behaviour
  • Apply various systems thinking and design thinking ideas and concepts to workplace projects
  • Explore and articulate the culture of their organization, its relationship to performance, and various levers for change
  • Develop a plan and formulate strategies for leading systems in workplace projects of their choosing

Who it is for: This program is best suited for experienced managers and above, from any sector or industry, who want to strengthen their capacity to lead systems.

All programs, faculty, dates, and fees are subject to change. Program fee is subject to applicable taxes. Non-refundable fees and deposits will be retained upon cancellation. Any other fees are refunded at the discretion of Professional and Continuing Studies.