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Join Peter Senge and Robert Hanig for this three-day program based on the leadership development process described in The Fifth Discipline by Peter Senge. Space is limited. Reserve your place today!

3/13/2012 to 3/15/2012
When: 3/13 - 3/15/2012
Where: Doubletree Hotel Bedford Glen
44 Middlesex Turnpike
Bedford, Massachusetts  01730
United States
Contact: Lisa Kim

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About the facilitators

Reconnect with your own capacity for generative leadership in this three-day program. Based on the leadership development process described in The Fifth Discipline by Peter Senge, and updated to include an overview of the "U" action-learning process featured in Presence (by Senge, Scharmer, et al) and in Theory U by Otto Scharmer, Foundations for Leadership is opportunity for for immersion in these concepts, personal coaching and reflection, and enhancing your peer network.

The purpose of this session is to explore the sources of our leadership. Leadership is both deeply personal and inherently collective. At its essence it concerns the capacity of a human community to shape its destiny and, in particular, to bring forth new realities in line with people's deepest aspirations. Participants will come away with a renewed understanding of how they can facilitate change, both within their organizations and in their personal lives. This program goes deeply into the domains of personal mastery, collaborative inquiry, and the systems perspective applied to sustaining profound change. The session includes a few interactive lectures, many paired and small group exercises, a simulation game, large group dialogue and regular opportunities for personal reflection. It is appropriate both as a development experience for emerging leaders and a renewal opportunity for seasoned veterans. Small teams are welcome to attend to develop their collective leadership. The group size is limited to 40.

The Foundations for Leadership workshop places a strong emphasis on the core learning competency of a creative orientation and the discipline of personal mastery.

Participants spend significant time developing their personal vision as well as one they desire for their organization. Much of the learning arises through the interplay of personal and interpersonal work. The special contribution of this leadership course comes as people discover the profound connections between personal mastery and systems thinking, seeing that deep change in our social systems and in oneself are inseparable from each other.


Who Should Attend?
This course is intended for everyone committed to deepening their capacity for effective leadership - including those in senior management positions and those with no formal authority. Teams are encouraged to attend to further develop their collective leadership.

Participants regularly report new insights on current conundrums, as well as leaving more energized than when they arrived, even after working intensely for three days. They speak of being better able to integrate their personal values into their everyday work life. Twenty-five years later, participants still can describe the value of this program in enhancing their effectiveness and well-being.

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