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Clear leadership
Creating clarity and involvement in complex surroundings

14-18 December 2020, Linz, Austria
12-16 April 2021, Gouda, Netherlands

About the course
The course offers managers as well as others with leadership tasks (e.g. project managers or team leaders) a valuable opportunity to reflect on their practice and understand the relational aspects of leadership. The focus will be on gaining concrete leadership tools enabling the manager to create transparency and direction while at the same time involving individuals, teams and groups in meaningful dialogues about goals and challenges.

The course is based on the assumption that leadership is relational; we cannot change others, but only ourselves and through this invite others to change as well. Furthermore, there are many perspectives on reality. Appreciating the logic of each person’s perspective increases the chances that complexity and diversity leads to innovative and sustainable solutions. A systemic leader is aware of his or her role within the diverse relations, and uses his particular position to create involvement, transparency as well as direction. A systemic leader is curious, appreciative and knows the power of questions, involvement and dialogue to support the development of individuals, teams and the whole organisation while keeping the organisational goals and framework in mind.

The course will give you…
  • A theoretical understanding of systemic and social constructionist leadership
  • A chance to reflect upon your own leadership within your organisation (“hats”, positions, dilemmas, relations and power) – as well as a sharpened reflective capacity for the future
  • An understanding of the power of language and questions – and competences in leading professional conversations with the purpose of (a) developing and coaching individuals and teams and (b) managing conflicts
  • An understanding of how to apply the approach in different situations and to different target groups – individuals, teams and groups

The course fee for this four day course is 750 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!

Read more about this course here.

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