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Leading in complex surroundings

Planning the unknown and dealing with the unpredictable

12-16 February 2024, Berlin, Germany
18-22 November 2024, Copenhagen, Denmark

About the course

The course offers managers and leaders at different levels an opportunity to reflect on their leadership practice, share experiences and knowledge with others in leadership positions and gain a deeper insight into the range of approaches they can use in their organisation.

This course looks at the complexity of leadership and the paradoxes inherent in organisational life, where managers are expected to plan and control even when the future is unpredictable, uphold high quality with budget cuts, motivate people while introducing methods of control, and maintain operation while innovating services/education. And in all of this they are expected to communicate with clarity and direction while at the same time involve their staff in decision-making.

Rather than offering quick fixes, the course gives the participant a chance to reflect in-depth upon their practice, taking their experiences and their doubts seriously. It will give them a chance to gain deeper insights into the complexity of their work, and through this, new ideas on how to balance between opposing demands, different and sometimes conflicting stakes, navigate in unpredictable environments and leading conversations in the organisation that push in certain directions. We will look at the relational aspects of organisational life, the many perspectives on reality and the logic in each of them. We will apply the ideas both to the day-to-day management, strategic goals as well as to innovation.

The course will give you… 

The course fee for this five day course is 775 Euro, which can be almost fully covered by an Erasmus+ grant (plus travel and stay). Of course, our courses are open to anyone, also without Erasmus+ grants!

Note: The course on Leading in Complex Surroundings gives you a chance to reflect upon your own daily leadership challenges together with other managers. Through the course you will reflect upon opposing demands and organisational paradoxes and through this develop the courage to use doubt constructively without getting paralyzed. The Clear Leadership course gives you concrete skills to lead conversations and facilitate dialogue from a management position. The focus there is on the development and guidance of individual staff members or teams while keeping the strategic focus of the organization in mind.

Read more about this course here.

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