What: Workshop; Leading From The Center: Shifting Values, Habits, and Beliefs to Confront Tough Challenges
Presenter: Mikaela Seligman is a social innovator with a history of transforming community, organizational and team challenges into productive leadership opportunities. She designed and taught Leadership in George Mason University's executive program on Organizational Development and Knowledge Management, and teaches currently in the Master of Leadership program at Saint Mary's College.
When: Saturday, July 25, 2009, 9:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Where:Filippi Academic Hall, Room 130, Saint Mary's College of California, 1928 St. Mary's Rd., Moraga
Cost: $60.00 SMC / $75.00 non SMC
Questions: Please contact Olga Crowe; firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit us on the web: www.smcleadership.org
In a rapidly evolving global context, we need leaders who are capable of more than just mastering the technical expertise on how to run an organization or guide a community effort effectively. We need people who can lead by shifting values, habits and beliefs - so we can be more responsive to our ever-changing work environments and cultural landscapes. This session, drawing on the work of Leadership author and professor Ronald Heifetz of Harvard and numerous coaching models, will delve into the differences between "technical experts" and "adaptive leaders". Participants will explore these concepts through their own experiences and find new roles to play in achieving results as leaders. The ultimate goal is to help elicit a fundamental paradigm shift of perception, one that encompasses the big picture while enabling everyone to be her or his own internal champion. This highly interactive session requires that participants come with a willingness to self-reflect, an open mind to seeing old systems in new ways, and an interest in engaging in deep-tissue dialogues.