Adaptive Leadership

4. Apr
25. Apr

420.00 EUR

Price without VAT

Opinion Piece by Daniels Pavļuts on the Challenges of Adaptive Leadership

Behaviour of an effective leader in rapidly changing times 

Changes currently taking place in the world, like globalisation, technological development, specialisation, and the pace and diversity of these transitions, are all creating new challenges for business organizations in Latvia as well. A manager’s work is becoming ever more complex and the demand for a higher standard of management at all levels is consequently increasing. The demand for leadership is increasing.

As understood by the creator of this course, leadership is first of all an aggregate of role and skills which can be expressed at any level of society or organization. It is a role that is assumed, not a function possessed by a person through the position or post that they hold. The highest skill in leadership is the ability to effectively practice leadership without formal power, to be an informal leader based on one’s own skills and example.  

Adaptive leadership is the formula offered in this programme as the desired type of leadership. It is a leader’s skill and ability to mobilize groups (organizations or teams) to undertake joint work, to overcome complex situations, and move towards a solution which requires adaptation, accommodation and the re-evaluation of old values and behaviour. 

The main emphasis in the programme is on developing a clear, conceptual framework for participants which allows them to:

  • diagnose adaptive challenges
  • take on the role of a leader
  • select a real action model, using suitable methods, tactics and tools which suit the situation 

Aim of the course: To help participants master practical leadership skills with a creative approach, and participatory methods, based on the experience of participants, with a practical challenge to facilitate the adaptation, performance and ability of people, a team and a company to act in rapidly changing times. 

Duration: 2 training days in a group (6 hours of training each day) + possible individual consultations/feedback by agreement.

Training methods: The Programme integrates the practical experience of participants based on active participation, individually and in a group, through discussions, group analytical work, practical tasks and analysis of situations. 

The programme’s methods are focussed on creating a lasting impression and experience for programme participants. There is comparatively little time devoted to lectures during the course of the programme. During the course:

  • 25% is discussion and analysis of practical examples from participants’ experience 
  • 25% is undertaking practical tasks (homework) 
  • 25% is lectures about theory and methods
  • 25% is group work and situation modelling based on theory and methods

Target audience: Managers at all levels and those who lead groups and teams to reach a challenging goal and overcome various difficult situations.

The main thematic blocks in the programme:

  1. The difference between the behaviour and actions of a good manager and a real leader 
  2. An understanding of the concept of the leader and leadership. Awareness of different approaches and styles. 
  3. Diagnostic, strategic and tactical solutions for the implementation of effective adaptive leadership 
  4. Self-preservation skills in the leader’s role, maintaining and increasing personal and professional working capacity.

The programme is about:

  • What we expect from a good, modern manager and what the challenges of leadership are
  • How to find one’s way through the confusing choice of concepts and clearing up widespread views and myths in the area of leadership
  • Various leadership styles and their suitability to situations
  • Leadership as an aggregate of skills (empathy, inspiration, and mobilization) which can be acquired, and are not just an innate talent alone
  • Different technical and adaptive challenges in the practice of leadership
  • Formal and informal leadership, about leadership’s relationship to formal power and informal authority
  • The threats with which leaders come into contact and their various (including hidden) expressions 
  • Tools and methods which are needed by a leader to mobilize groups and to implement change 
  • Understanding various interests and leading them in the desired direction
  • The identification of partners, allies and trusted persons  
  • Involving colleagues in implementing change without taking on all the work oneself 
  • Maintaining productive pressure to make change possible 
  • Personal and professional survival in the leader’s role, about emotional intelligence and a leader’s spiritual hygiene. 

Training structure:

  1. QUESTIONNAIRE: On applying for the training programme, participants will be asked to complete a short electronic questionnaire/outline about their personal motivation and need to acquire leadership skills. The provider of the questionnaire will also ask the training participant to indicate the real change/leadership challenge (a real project is desirable) which he/she wishes to resolve.
  2. FIRST TRAINING DAY: The theoretical basis of management and leadership theory, and practical adaptive leadership methods will be examined and clarified, and a practical task will be prepared (homework).
  3. PRACTICAL TASK (homework): participants try out approaches and leaderships methods looked at in the course in practice, to implement real changes.
  4. SECOND TRAINING DAY: Participants will get together on the second training day, to present their progress in implementing the skills in their homework, analyse achievements and success and to consolidate skills and conclusions.

The programme’s main conclusions and basic structure are based on the Adaptive Leadership concept developed by Dr. Ronald Heifetz and Marty Linsky, with whom the lecturer has studied at Harvard University, gaining his Master’s diploma specializing in Leadership.  

Venue: TRIVIUMS training centre, Blaumaņa 11/13 - 12, IV, Riga

Participation fees include handouts, coffee breaks and lunch.

For company training, the programme can be adapted for the specifics and needs of the company.

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