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[Waitlist Only] SoL's Foundations for Leadership with Peter Senge and Beth Jandernoa
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12/11/2013 to 12/13/2013
When: From December 11, 2013
Until December 13, 2013
Where: Doubletree Hotel Bedford Glen
44 Middlesex Turnpike
Bedford, Massachusetts  01730
United States
Contact: Lisa Kim

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Deepen your capacity to lead effectively in this intensive three-day program, based on the leadership development process described in The Fifth Discipline, by Peter Senge, identified as a seminal management book by Harvard Business Review. Participants in Foundations for Leadership will explore what it takes to create an environment where leadership is a shared responsibility, naturally embedded in the fabric of an organization and community.

The essence of leadership concerns the capacity of a human community to shape its destiny and, in particular, to bring forth new realities in line with the community’s deepest aspirations. This workshop explores both the personal and inherently collective aspects of leadership. Participants spend significant time developing both their personal vision and a vision they desire for their organization.

This program explores in depth the domains of personal mastery, collaborative inquiry, and the systems perspective as they apply to creating lasting change.The workshop includes a few interactive lectures, paired and small group exercises, a simulation game, large group dialogue and regular opportunities for personal reflection. It is appropriate for leaders of all levels, as a development experience for emerging leaders and a renewal opportunity for more seasoned leaders


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. Participants will come away with a renewed understanding of how they can facilitate change, both within their organizations and in their personal lives. 

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.


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. The group size is limited to 36.

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Member:$2,995 (non-profit rate $2,295)
Non-Member:$3,795 (non-profit rate $2,795)

*Tuition rates include course materials, but do not include the cost of accommodations or meals.


Peter Senge is a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and the Founding Chair of SoL, the Society for Organizational Learning. He is the author of the widely acclaimed book, The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization (1990), which has sold a million copies worldwide and was identified as one of the seminal management books of the last seventy-five years by Harvard Business Review in 1997. He is coauthor of The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook (1994), with colleagues Charlotte Roberts, Rick Ross, Bryan Smith, and Art Kleiner; a second fieldbook on sustaining change, The Dance of Change (1999), with George Roth as an additional coauthor; and the award-winning Schools That Learn (2000), coauthored with Nelda Cambron-McCabe, Timothy Lucas, Bryan Smith, Janis Dutton, and Art Kleiner.

Beth Jandernoa is an organizational learning consultant whose work includes leadership development, dialogue, large-scale participative change interventions, and development for women leaders. Beth established and directed a Corporate College for Executive Leadership for a $3 billion company with 48,000 employees. She has over 20 years of experience with business, healthcare, education, government, and community non-profits. Her clients have included Hewlett-Packard, Intel, BP, Oregon Adult & Family Services, and the U.S. Federal Government Graduate School.


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You will receive an email confirmation upon the receipt and processing of your registration and payment. A second e-mail containing essential information about the program including pre-readings and assignments will be emailed to you 4-6 weeks prior to the start of the program. This should be read carefully.

Cancellations and Substitutions
All cancellations must be received in writing. The amount paid minus a $300 processing fee will be refunded for all cancellations received in writing before October 27, 2013. NO refunds will be granted for cancellations received on or after October 27, 2013. You may arrange for a substitute participant at anytime by November 27, 2013. In case SoL needs to cancel the program, participants receive a refund of their tuition, but no reimbursement for booked flights or other travel or program-related expenses. 

The program will be held at the 
Doubletree Hotel Bedford Glen, 44 Middlesex Turnpike, Bedford, MA 01730, Telephone: +1-781-275-5500, Fax: +1-781-275-3042.

All participants are responsible to make their own hotel reservations. For your convenience, rooms have been blocked at the Doubletree Bedford Glen at a special group rate of $249 (USD) per night for single and double occupancy. Room rates include a room charge of $129 and a charge of $120 per person for program related food and beverage charges (breakfast, am/pm breaks and lunch as well as an evening reception on Thursday, December 12.) If you would like to reserve a room please call reservations at +1-781-275-5500 and state that you are with the Society for Organizational Learning.

We recommend that all attendees check into the hotel on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 due to the early start on Wednesday morning. All hotel reservations must be made by November 10, 2013. We cannot guarantee room availability or the group rate after this date. Participants staying at other hotels or participants who are local will pay an additional commuter fee of $360 in total for program related food and beverage charges (see above.)

The designated airport is Logan International Airport. which is approximately 22 miles from the hotel. You will find taxi stands and rental car services at each terminal building.

Start and End Times
The program will begin on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 with breakfast and registration at 8:00 a.m. and will conclude on Friday, December 13, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. It is a condition of registration that you plan to attend the entire program. Please plan your travel accordingly.

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