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Real Leadership Seminar

HELPING PEOPLE AND ORGANISATIONS FACE THEIR TOUGHEST CHALLENGES

Lee Kuan Yew on Dr Dean Williams: “leaders of any organisation, whether CEOs, directors, or ministers, can benefit from studying the principles Dean Williams has distilled.” Real leadership is about renaissance thinking, creative action, and enlightened change. The reality is that real leadership is needed more than ever - throughout the depth and breadth of an institution and society.

Date & Time: 22 & 23 Nov, 9AM to 5PM 

Venue: Online via Zoom

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SEMINAR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Led by Dr Dean Williams, President of The Leader’s Compass, former professor at Harvard and Director of the Global Change Agent Program and author of Real Leadership and Leadership for a Fractured World.

  • Based on Dean’s popular course that he taught at Harvard for twenty years and his highly regarded book, Real Leadership: Helping People and Organizations Face Their Toughest Challenges.

  • Draw lessons from the renaissance and rethink fundamental values, generate new aspirations, and build the leadership capacity needed to address tough problems and turn dreams into reality.

  • Pre-approved VCF funding of up to 80% available for charities. 

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ABOUT THE SEMINAR

Today we live in a crazy and fractured world - a world filled with surprise, uncertainty, complexity, and abundant divisions. There are great dangers but also tremendous opportunities, and most organisations struggle to figure out how to navigate the confusing terrain, respond to complexity, sustain performance, change fast enough, and get meaningful goals accomplished. Where is the leadership? What kind of leadership is needed?

 

The reality is that real leadership is needed more than ever - throughout the depth and breadth of an institution and society.

Real leadership is about renaissance thinking, creative action, and enlightened change. More than 500 years ago, after the Black Plague wreaked havoc throughout Europe, a small group of concerned individuals came together in Florence, Italy and thought seriously about how to lift the human spirit, change the human condition, and stimulate individual and social creativity. The outcome was the Italian Renaissance, a period of unprecedented innovation in science, art, technology, and governance.

COVID-19 has challenged us in so many ways and continues to do so. This is a unique time to rethink fundamental values, generate new aspirations, and build the leadership capacity needed to address tough problems and turn dreams into reality. Indeed, these difficult times, with the right leadership, can seed the emergence of a new renaissance!

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

By the end of the seminar, participants will learn:

  1. A new way to think about leadership and change that is appropriate in a world of uncertainty and complexity.

  2. The core competencies of real leadership, and how not to succumb to counterfeit leadership.

  3. The diagnostic work of real leadership: Distinguishing adaptive challenges from technical challenges.

  4. Intervention and mobilization skills for engaging others across boundaries in learning, problem-solving, and change.

  5. Managing resistance, sabotage, and subversion: Reorienting people to focus on the adaptive work of problem-solving, innovation, and change.

  6. The artistry of leadership: The role of imagination, exploration, and experimentation.

  7. The personal work of managing the self as an instrument of power, that includes increasing in mental complexity and wisdom.

  8. Staying alive in mind, body, and spirit when dealing with the demands of leadership and change; and leading with purpose and possibility.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Managers and above, project/department leads and senior executives with leadership responsibilities.

SEMINAR FEES & FUNDING

Save up to $321 by reserving your seats by 29 Oct.

Group Discount: Sign up 3 or more pax and receive an additional $100 discount off per pax (before GST).

Fee Options
After Early Bird Period
Early Bird Period
Standard Fee
$2,675
$2,354
*VWOs-Charities Capability Fund (VCF) Training Grant
$1,675
$1,354
**Community Care Training Grant (CCTG)
$267.50
$235.40

All prices stated include prevailing GST.

*Up to 80% seminar fee funding for NCSS member agencies.

**Up to 90% seminar fee funding for AIC approved organisations.

 

WORKSHOP DATES

22 & 23 Nov, 9AM to 5PM

WORKSHOP HIGHLIGHTS

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WORKSHOP METHODOLOGY

The seminar will use lecture, case studies, stories, and exercises to illustrate the lessons of leadership and change.

Participants will have the opportunity of working on the application of the lessons to their particular organisational challenges. The program will be interactive with ample opportunity for dialogue, questions, and sharing.

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR

Dr Dean Williams is the author of two popular books:
1) Real Leadership: Helping People and Organizations Face Their Toughest Challenges, and
2) Leadership for a Fractured World: How to Cross Boundaries, Build Bridges, and Lead Change.


Dean was a professor at Harvard University’s Kennedy School for 20 years, teaching courses on leadership and change, and was the recipient of numerous awards for outstanding teaching. He also directed the Global Change Agent program, and was a founding member of Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership.

Today he is president of The Leader’s Compass Pte. Ltd, an international consulting firm that is based in Singapore. Since 2006, he has run the popular leadership program, Social Leadership Singapore. He has served as an advisor to numerous companies and governments and has worked throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, Australia, and the United States.
 

He is currently writing a new book titled, The Renaissance Process: Lessons from the Italian Renaissance on How to Unleash the Divine Spark for Creativity and Transformation.

ABOUT THE LEADER'S COMPASS

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​THE LEADER'S COMPASS is a research and consultancy firm dedicated to the promotion of renaissance thinking and developing leaders and change agents to deal with the realities and possibilities of the 21st Century.

The world is a crazy place and corporations, governments, and communities struggle to adapt, respond, and innovate. Change agents are needed who can exercise leadership, cross boundaries, bust barriers, build bridges, and deliver on purposeful aspirations.

They bring the latest thinking on leadership from their research and teaching at Harvard and direct application in the field.