Adaptive Leadership: Driving Transformation and an Adaptive Culture
This leadership program is designed to help senior-level working professionals develop their capacity to exercise adaptive leadership as well as design transformation within a workplace. Using the Adaptive Leadership framework taught at professional graduate schools at Harvard, such as Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School, as well as Design Thinking mindsets and toolkits, taught and practiced at the Stanford Design School – participants will learn to exercise leadership in a way that generates value across different sectors and disciplines; gain critical skills for solving complex organizational problems; think deeply and broadly about their position of influence; and the impact their decisions may have on themselves, their organization, and external stakeholders. By the end of the program, participants will learn to interpret the dynamics of power and progress, and respond constructively and proactively towards driving transformation and building an adaptive culture.
The program aims to introduce participants to a framework of thinking and decision making that would allow them to engage in the complex and challenging tasks encountered in the process of transformation and renewal in their teams, departments, and companies. Participants will develop an Adaptive Leadership toolkit that provides methods of stakeholder mapping, interventions, and strategic communication techniques that help reveal the problem, garner perspectives, gain insights, and help inculcate an adaptive culture. The program also helps participants develop guidelines to approach complex activities by analyzing challenges and dilemmas that have been faced by peers in similar situations around the globe as illustrated in the case studies of Harvard University.
Participants will engage in plenary sessions, interactive workshops, and case discussions with Teaching Fellows from Harvard University and other world-leading institutions. It also serves as a forum of small group discussion by participants in discussing some of the challenges they are facing (or have faced).
Who Should Attend
This program is ideal for working professionals in decision-making roles, government officials, community leaders, and entrepreneurs
Through the program, participants will:
- Learn to orchestrate a process of adaptive change and creative problem solving in times of uncertainty
- Engage in a process that allows one to identify personal barriers to change and a method to overcome them
- Gain a toolkit of skills to gain insights, solve problems, and instil a disciplined collaborative ecosystem
- Learn how to manage competing stakeholders and the losses associated with change
- Learn how to use creativity, power, and authority to mobilize teams
- Create the framework of a plan for how to put the concepts learned into action
- Develop strategies for using one’s character to building value-add relationships within their organization
- Create a personalized leadership action plan to make them more effective and accountable at work
Samuel is the Co-founder and President of the Center for Asia Leadership. Passionate about nurturing and empowering talents in Asia, he has been actively engaging various stakeholders in developing and running over 42 programs annually in more than 27 countries in Asia to help emerging leaders explore opportunities to be socially responsible in facing the region’s complex challenges. Samuel oversees them, along with a team of 36 comprising Faculty and Teaching Fellows from Harvard and Stanford University, and administrators at the main office in Boston, U.S., and the Asian regional hubs in Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Manila, and Tokyo.. Prior to establishing the Center, Samuel worked for 14 years in varying sectors from strategy consulting and social entrepreneurship to international development, politics, and government. He served as a Visiting Fellow at the Asia Center at Harvard University and at the Kellogg School of Management in Northwestern University. He holds a Masters of Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and completed his undergraduate studies in law and political science.
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