Our leadership program
Program summary
Future Leaders is a leadership development program designed to teach people about how to love chaos, change, and complexity. We believe in leadership as a tool for creating positive impact. In todays world we are facing increasingly more complex challenges which we need to face as a global community. In our program you'll define which one you care about and who you choose to become to adress it.

Future Leaders works both directly with young talents in each city and are also responsible for the global talent and leadership development programs of companies like DNB.

The program is anchored in critical management studies, deep learning and complexity theory. We teach three skills; self-leadership, relations and collaborations and complex problem-solving.
SELF-LEADERSHIP
Building your own foundation.

Get to really know yourself, your strengths and weaknesses. This will help you both professionally and personally. Who are you and what makes you. How can this knowledge help you work on the way you think and behave.
LEADERSHIP
You in relations to others.

We all want to have good and healthy relationships, both in our social circle and in our professional lives. How do you behave in relation to others? Do you help, do you take advice? By understanding how values, power and emotional investment work on others you will be better at managing your relationships.
IMPACT
Understanding the world.

By teaching a creative and critical mindset you will gain greater insights. See both the big and small picture in a clear and efficient way – how can you combine different schools of thought to solve problems? You will see.
Gatherings
SELF LEADERSHIP

Learning outcome

The ability to influence oneself (thoughts, feelings, will, behaviour); to cope with everyday life, performance, growth, learning and moral maturation.

The ability to change your habitual patterns of thought.
GATHERING 1
GATHERING 2
RELATIONS AND COLLABORATION

Learning outcome

The ability to foster and build healthy relations and collaborations in community and organisational life; you in relation to others.

The ability to communicate effectively.
We want to help you meet new challenges with confidence. In Future Leaders we know that leadership is something you learn by doing.
GATHERINGS
DIRECTION AND OUTSIGHT

Learning outcome

The ability to cultivate and form a clear sense of direction.

The ability to first act, to plunge yourself into new projects and continuously learn new ways of getting things done.
GATHERING 3
GATHERING 4
IMPACT AND CONTEXT

Learning outcome

The ability to understand global context, develop and solve problems, at various scales and levels of complexity; understanding old systems and how to make better ones.
LIFE LONG LEARNING

Learning outcome

The ability to practice lifelong learning.
GATHERING 5
Gathering 1
SELF LEADERSHIP
Learning outcome:

The ability to influence oneself (thoughts, feelings, will, behaviour); to cope with everyday life, performance, growth, learning and moral maturation. The ability to change your habitual patterns of thought.
Gathering 2
RELATIONS AND COLLABORATION
Learning outcome:

The ability to foster and build healthy relations and collaborations in community and organisational life; you in relation to others. The ability to communicate effectively.
Gathering 3
DIRECTION AND OUTSIGHT
Learning outcome:

The ability to cultivate and form a clear sense of direction. The ability to first act, to plunge yourself into new projects and continuously learn new ways of getting things done.
Gathering 4
IMPACT AND CONTEXT
Learning outcome:

The ability to understand global context, develop and solve problems, at various scales and levels of complexity; understanding old systems and how to make better ones.
Gathering 5
DIRECTION AND OUTSIGHT
Learning outcome:

The ability to practice lifelong learning.
Our method
Our job is to facilitate personal learning processes, not to "give the right answer" on any subject.

How do we facilitate learning spaces?
We create deep learning spaces through vulnerability and trust, building collaborative reflections in peer- to-peer settings.

How do we change human behaviour?
We practice reflection and deep-learning. The participants develop their own cooping-strategies to meet challenges in their professional and personal life.

How do we turn knowledge into action?
We have a highly pragmatic view on leadership. The program is designed to close the gap between knowing and doing, though an emphasis on practical and contextual learning.

The theory behind our program
Some scholars define leadership as a process, focused on achieving goals through others; the influence of other people through different varieties of power combined

with the responsibility of delivering on goals. A broad definition lays ground for different theories, approaches, and views. These include personal- , strategic- , administrative- ideological- , situational-, emotional-, authentic, transformational- , relational- , operational management , and many, many more.

In this program, however, we will not touch upon most of these theories. We view, work with and practice leadership at a practical, operational and personal level.

KNOWING DOING GAP

Ann Cunliffe, professor of organisation Studies in Leeds is highly critical of the concept of leadership as something that can be taught, as are we in Future Leaders.

Cunliffe has studied MBA programs worldwide, and how they develop leaders. The results show that far too often programs and studies focus on theory, with little room for participants to adapt what they learn reflexively. Jeffrey Pfeffer, a professor in organisational behaviour at Stanford explains how this has been shown to have a negative effect on leadership development, as people learn the ideal way to lead, but rather seldom, manage to apply it when they graduate, which is shown to increase what Jeffrey calls a knowing-doing gap and apathy.The Future Leaders program is designed to close the knowing-doing gap, though emphasis on practical and contextual learning.

CONTEXTUAL LEARNING

The program is anchored in critical management studies, deep learning and complexity theory. Through personal system-two reflections, participants develop their own evolving strategies for self-leadership, leadership and navigation in complex contexts. Our focus lays on developing personal strategies through testing, challenging, learning and iterating, aligned with where you are in your life, the people you work with and the context in which you operate.
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