What does it mean to be a leader today? Are the current leadership methods and techniques as effective as they need to be? Or, is a fundamentally different way of leading required to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing, interdependent world?
Transformation is hard and complex. It is easy to feel overwhelmed and confused by the immensity of the challenge and the volume of new information and techniques claiming to offer the answers. The goal of this event is to help you see the big picture and gain a full, integrated understanding of leadership for transformation. What are the core capacities leaders need to tackle known problems as well as unanticipated challenges just on the horizon? What is the pathway forward from where and how we are now, to where and who we need to be?
This conference is designed as a collective learning experience. The speakers, all with significant depth in leadership, culture change and transformation, will serve as expert guides on this journey of mutual discovery. The MC for the event, Paul Damiano, will act as the chief navigator connecting the pieces throughout the day and helping us create a map to capture our shared learning.
The first speaker, Carol Pearson, provides the preparation and orientation necessary to understand and accept the magnitude of the challenge we are up against. She will also introduce and demystify the core capacities and practices that enable 21st century leadership, equipping us with a framework to organize our learning throughout the day. Next up is Phil Dixon who will take on the challenge of using neuroscience to make sense of the brain’s inner struggles with change. He will explore how to gain control over the brain’s hidden impulses that trigger default reactions and keep us trapped in our needs for certainty and safety? Beth Gullette will help you see the leader’s role in adaptive organizations as both a catalyst, igniting others into action rather than directing them from above, and as a sensemaker, looking back from the future to discern a vision and purpose worthy of people’s energy and commitment. She will engage the audience in practices that underpin these capabilities, such as deep empathy, social influence to build trustful networks of relationship across boundaries, and multidimensional thinking.
The speaker segments pave the way for an interactive exercise to explore the role you can play in this transformation journey. How can we move beyond a static role definition of leaders and followers to a dynamic perspective of people in various roles at various times? Leadership for transformation requires all of us to step forward in different ways and strive to exceed our own expectations.
To close out the day, we will create a visual representation of the day’s adventure. Where are we now, what have we learned about tackling the obstacles in front of us and how can we each move forward with intention, clarity and confidence.
Please come join us April 2 for a day of insight, inquiry and hopefully inspiration to guide your way forward as a leader for transformation. Register soon. Early bird registration ends February 28.
Continental breakfast, lunch and beverages are included.
About our guides for the day:
Carol S. Pearson, Ph.D., D.Min. is an author, speaker, workshop leader and educator in the areas of culture, behavior change, leadership and transformation. Her books include: The Hero Within a Harper Collins bestseller with over a quarter million copies sold; and Persephone Rising: Awakening the Heroine Within, winner of a Nautilus Award Gold Medal. Carol also served on the stewardship team of the Leadership for Transformation Project sponsored by the Fetzer Institute, the James McGregor Burns Academy of Leadership and the International Leadership Association. The result of this project is presented in the book the Transforming Leader: New Approaches to Leadership for the Twenty-First Century.
Her most recent professional roles include Provost and then President of Pacifica Graduate Institute and, before that, the Director of the Burns Academy of Leadership in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. She is also a regular blogger for Psychology Today. Website: www.carolspearson.com
Phil Dixon is the Founder of the Oxford Brain Institute, here in North Carolina. His passion is applying the latest knowledge from the field of neuroscience into the areas of leadership development, and organizational & cultural change. During a wide career ranging from IT, Learning & Development and Neuroscience, Phil has worked in both the private and public sectors, has established two management consulting firms and has lived, worked and/or taught in over 20 countries.
He is a frequent speaker on the topic of brain-based leadership and transformation and is in the final stages of writing a book “Understanding Your Brain - for a Change.”
Beth Gullette is a consulting psychologist and Managing Partner at Contemporary Leadership Advisors where she serves as a trusted adviser and thought leader on issues of individual and organizational change, culture, leadership development, executive selection assessment and cultivating high performance teams. Beth holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Clinical Psychology from Duke University. She is an active writer, presenter, and co-editor of the Centre of Creative Leadership Handbook of Coaching in Organizations. Beth proudly serves on the Board of Youth Inc, a non-profit that is transforming the lives of New York City youth by empowering the nonprofits that serve them.
Dr. Paul R. Damiano is President of Good Works Consulting, a provider of custom-designed training programs, team development processes, organizational change initiatives, and executive coaching. Since 2006 Good Works has helped thousands of mid- to senior level executives across a broad spectrum of industries in over six continents to maximize human potential.
In a career that has spanned over 25 years, Paul has worked with organizations such as, Cole-Haan, Boston Consulting Group, Volvo, VF Corporation, Whirlpool, MasterCard, Exxon-Mobil, Syngenta, Mercedes-Benz, Siemens, Bayer, Xerox, Commercial Metals Company, Microsoft, Kaufman Hall, Oldcastle/CRH, McKinsey, and PwC.
He is a member of The Society of Industrial & Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and Society of Consulting Psychologists (SCP). He also serves as adjunct faculty with Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). Prior to founding Good Works Consulting, Paul was full time Senior Faculty at CCL from 1999-2006.
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