The Leaders We Need Are Already Here: Now What Do We Do? with Meg Wheatley
Wednesday, 3 October 2012 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM (MDT)
Some of the greatest frustrations of leaders these days are knowing what to do, but having neither the time nor resources to do those things. Even when we want to take a long-term perspective and develop others to be leaders, we get caught in the whirlpool of tasks and crises that keep us from those development activities. Fortunately, there's a simple way out of these frustrations: creating time to think together.
During the day with Meg Wheatley , participants will:
Explore the characteristics, strengths and challenges of leading learning centred organizations.
Discuss the value of critical thinking and reflection for effective leadership.
Learn about a basic model of how change happens.
Explore a process for working together within an organization.
Be introduced to the Emerging Leadership Development Framework and Assessment Tool.
Meg will describe very simple processes and means for restoring learning to our organizations. In a combination of teaching and small group work, participants will have the opportunity to 1/think together; 2/reflect on what they've learned from their personal experiences as leaders; 3/determine specific actions in their organization to reinstitute learning, starting immediately.
In every organization, large and small, restoring critical thinking--learning from experience--is the simplest and most effective way to develop leadership capacity. As staff take time to reflect together about day-to-day issues, occasional crises, successful accomplishments and unintended consequences, people develop the skills necessary for leadership. People's intelligence grows both individually and collectively, and teamwork strengthens, all from reinvigorating our best human capacities. And of course we become more effective in accomplishing our plans and goals!
And we'll all bask in the pleasure of being thoughtful leaders once again!
For more information about Meg Wheatley go to http://www.margaretwheatley.com/
When & Where
Emerging Leadership Development Framework Action Team
The Emerging Leadership Action Team is a group of sector leaders who have partnered address the challenges of succession and leadership development through the creation of a Strategic Framework for Emerging Leadership Development. The Framework will:
Build the infrastructure that will allow the Sector to address leadership development in a structured and targeted manner.
Develop a Common understanding of leadership development.
Develop a Common language when discussion, strategizing and collaborating for leadership development.
Approach leadership development through an organizational lens and identify the organizational capacitiesneeded to effectively support leadership development
The Framework will provide the platform or infrastructure from which strategic initiatives and activities can be developed at a sub-sector or sectoral level to support more effective leadership development in the sector. Results should include improved succession, attraction and retention within the sector.
Members of the Action Team include representatives from:
- Alberta Association of Service for Children and Families
- Alberta Council of Disability Services
- Alberta Home Visitation Network Association
- Bosco Homes
- Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations
- The Muttart Foundation
- Volunteer Alberta