Conferences and Workshops Events

  • advanced retreat

    For the first time ever, Ron Heifetz is offering a five day advanced leadership retreat: Adaptive Leadership: Staying Alive through the Dangers of Change. This five day immersive experience is designed for leadership practitioners to gain more personal freedom to see and seize new options for action. In this workshop, we aim to refine our understanding of leadership practice and explore how self-knowledge and self-discipline form the foundation for staying alive in leadership. Building particularly upon the recent versions of the January leadership course at the Kennedy School, the workshop has three parts: (1) the sources and forms of danger in leadership; (2) diagnostic, strategic, and tactical responses to these dangers; and (3) the personal capacities to lead and stay alive, not only in your job, but in the heart and spirit of your work.

    The small seminar environment will allow each participant to get feedback and coaching to sharpen diagnostic skills, help clarify what gets in the way of taking context-effective action, explore ways to renegotiate key loyalties to find better options, and achieve a non-defensive response to attack. We hope this will provide a profound learning experience.

    Structured daily into full and small group discussions, private and public coaching, readings and reflection time, the course will draw on each person’s successes and failures to achieve a transformative personal experience. The intent is generate more options for diagnosis and action in the daily professional practice of leadership. 

    Instructor: Ronald Heifetz

    Course Coaches: Mariam Chughtai, Mitzi Johnson, Kirsti Samuels, Brendan O’Day

    The retreat will require a $5000 contribution per participant (plus your food and accommodation costs) to support the work of the Adaptive Leadership Network. Professor Heifetz is donating his time; he is committed to support the members of the Network as we tackle the major challenges facing our world. 

    The retreat is open to members of the ALN who have undertaken a full term AL course or an intensive adaptive leadership executive education program. This is not an introductory course and is only open to advanced practitioners. If you are not sure whether you qualify please email us at hello@adaptive-leadership.net.

    Places are limited and we encourage you to sign up as soon as possible. If your plans change, you will be refunded 80% of the registration fee if you notify us at least 4 weeks prior to the event. If you cancel after this time period no refunds will be issued. However, you may send a substitute with appropriate qualifications. 

    Please note that prices will go up after June 1st and again after June 30th.

    Early-bird rate: $4500 (before 1 June 2018)
    Late-bird rate: $5500 (after June 30th)

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  • Sex and Power - A workshop in the Here-and-Now

    • Friday, October 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM – October 28, 2018
    • Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA

    Building From #metoo 

    It started with a tweet. It became a rallying cry. Now what? 

    In just one day, #metoo was tweeted more than 500,000 times and used by more than 4.7 million people in 12 million posts on Facebook. TIME magazine named The Silence Breakers as the 2017 Person of the Year, in honor of all the women who had spoken up against sexual harassment. 

    But behind the shiny publicity, questions abound. What is exploding in front of us? Why has it caught fire? Can we make this a cultural shift rather than another pressure cooker valve just letting off steam? What does it mean for our own lives and practice of leadership? What is the role for men’s anger and shame? What is the role for women’s anger and shame? How does this affect the covert game of sexual exchange where conquests signal power and prestige? What does masculinity mean? What does femininity mean? What is the essence of our gendered selves and what connects us to this sense of who we are, our sexual identity?

    Drawing on the methodologies of Adaptive Leadership and Group Relations, this conference will be an experiential opportunity to surface and examine our explicit and implicit assumptions about sex and powerWe will create the conditions for a deep dive into understanding the adaptive gyrations of challenged social structures, the here-and now dynamics of single- and mixed-sex groups, and the challenging and candid conversations that can lead us to personal insights about our own exercise of leadership.

    Member Conference Fee
     
    ·         $390 Early Bird (until June 30)
    ·         $490 Regular (until August 31)
    ·         $590 Late registration (after August 31)
     
    Non-Member Conference Fee
     
    ·         $790 Early Bird (until June 30)
    ·         $890 Regular (until August 31)
    ·         $990 Late registration (after August 31)

     

     

     

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  • Two day trainer workshop

    • Friday, November 09, 2018 at 09:00 AM – November 10, 2018
    • New York City - Venue TBD

    How to design and deliver an introductory Adaptive Leadership workshop: Are you eager to share your understanding of the Adaptive Leadership framework with colleagues and clients? Would you like to design and run an effective introductory adaptive leadership workshop? This two day workshop on how to run a 2 day introductory workshop has been designed to help you develop the skills and experience to create a successful workshop intervention. 

    Why

    This workshop is for you if:

    • You have tried to run an Adaptive Leadership workshop and found it challenging.
    • You aren’t sure how to bridge the gap between experiencing an Adaptive Leadership course, and delivering an effective short Adaptive Leadership Workshop.
    • You are uncertain which concepts to prioritize and how much “case-in-point” work to incorporate.
    • You know you could do with more practice teaching the core concepts, and want feedback.
    • You aren’t sure if your “case-in-point” interventions are effective

    Who

    This workshop is for you if:

    • You have deep experience in the Adaptive Leadership framework (you took a semester long or week long intensive course in Adaptive Leadership, and the concepts are still fresh for you).
    • You are an experienced workshop facilitator or trainer (even if not in Adaptive Leadership)
    • You are interested in teaching or facilitating Adaptive Leadership
    • Previous experience as a Teaching Assistant would be helpful but is not essential

    What

    You will get out of the workshop:

    • Guidance on how to design and run an Adaptive Leadership workshop, including managing the client’s authorizing environment
    • One sample agenda for an introductory Adaptive Leadership workshop
    • Teaching practice and constructive feedback on your teaching a concept from the framework
    • Practice in making effective “case-in-point” interventions - that are generative and not too risky at the same time,
    • Guidelines and principles for how to use the Peer Consultation Method
    • Guidance on how to debrief a case consultation
    • Additional resources for building up your practice

    Facilitators

    The facilitator team will include Micheal Koehler, Kirsti Samuels, and Candice Crawford.

    Logistics 

    The workshop will take place in New York City on the 9th - 10th of of November 2018. 

    The workshop will require a $2000 (or early bird/late bird) contribution per participant, plus food and accommodation costs. The funds will go to support the work of the Adaptive Leadership Network. The facilitation team is donating its time. 

    The workshop is open to members of the Adaptive Leadership Network who have undertaken a full term adaptive leadership course or a week long full time executive course. This is not an introductory course. If you are not sure whether you qualify please email us at hello@adaptive-leadership.net.

    Places are limited and we encourage you to sign up as soon as possible. If your plans change, you will be refunded 80% of the registration fee if you notify us at least 4 weeks prior to the event at hello@adaptive-leadership.net. If you cancel after this time period no refunds will be issued. However, you may send a substitute with appropriate qualifications.

    The early early bird rate is $1600 (prior to 30th April 2018)
    The early bird rate is $1800 (prior to 30th June 2018)
    Standard rate is $2000 (prior to 31st August 2018)
    Late bird rate is $2400 (after August 31st 2018)

    If you wish to pay by installments, please use this link.

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