Perspective Leadership: Leading Change in Times of Uncertainty

  • Global Change Agent Module 2 – Perspective Leadership: Leading Change in Times of Uncertainty

  • May 18, 2018

  • Sunway University, Malaysia

  • RM3,500 per participant (limited to 40 participants) / Application Deadline: April 30, 2018

  • Working professionals in decision-making roles, government officials, community leaders, and entrepreneurs.

  • +603-7491-8716 / 17

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Content Overview

Leadership in a crisis situation is vastly different from leadership during times of stability. Economic instability, political turbulence, social turmoil, and climate change—these are but some of the global events that have thrown present-day leadership into a context of uncertainty and chaos.

To help you practice leadership in the 21st century, this program offers strategies and best practices for understanding the relationship between leadership and authority. You will explore a wide range of leadership strategies and new ways of exercising leadership, whether you are in a position of authority or a member of a group. By confronting the dangers and risks associated with exercising leadership, you will learn how to build up your capacity to navigate through unpredictable situations.

The aim of the program is to help you develop exceptional leadership and change-agent skills. You will be asked to look beyond formulating quick technical solutions that act as band-aids and instead tackle deeper organizational challenges. You will also be expected to examine your competing commitments and loyalties in the organization or community, and to identify remedies to achieve positive change.

By the end of the program, you will be armed with unconventional perspectives on how to implement bold and innovative actions, and how to deliver results during overwhelming moments of crises. Additionally, you will develop the skills needed to mobilize others in solving difficult challenges and build meaningful and authentic partnerships.


Through the program, you will:

  • Learn how to maintain positive and trustworthy relationships with stakeholders even in times of crisis
  • Learn how to maintain morale and mitigate unethical conduct
  • Learn how to build a thriving ground for staff to perform positively at the workplace
  • Be exposed to ethical and mental traits
  • Sharpen your analytic skills to capitalize on growth opportunities and avoid unnecessary mistakes
  • Have a clear articulation of your organization’s competitive advantages and a powerful, long-term action plan
Teaching Faculty

Hugh O’Doherty is Adjunct Lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School. He has taught leadership and conflict resolution at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, the University of Maryland, and the Harvard Kennedy School. At the University of Maryland, he directed the Ireland-US Public Leadership Program for “emerging” leaders from all the political parties in Ireland. In Northern Ireland, he directed the Inter-Group Relations Project, an initiative bringing together political and community leaders in Ireland to establish protocols for political dialogue. Hugh has consulted extensively with a wide variety of clients including the Irish Civil Service, the American Leadership Forum, the Episcopalian Clergy Leadership Program, and the Mohawk Community Leadership Program in Canada. He has also consulted in Bosnia, Croatia, and Cyprus and has addressed the United Nations Global Forum on Re-Inventing Governments. Hugh earned an M.Ed and Ed.D from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. More info on Harvard University Website:

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