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Our Program

Future Leaders is a new and bold approach to leadership education, a program designed to celebrate and support the development of more conscious leaders, ready to take on the challenges of tomorrow.

Today, we are facing increasingly more complex challenges which we need to face as a global community. This program is an answer to these complex challenges of our time, designed to develop the mindsets, skills and abilities needed in this context.

We invite you to six-month long collective learning journey with the purpose of better understanding ourselves, our relation to others and the inner workings of the complex systems around us that we live in. During these months we meet at six weekend gatherings, which are highly participatory, practical, and will enable us to make the changes we believe to be most important around us.
Building your own foundation. (2 weekends)

We direct our attention inwards to become aware of and work with our own behavior, thoughts, feelings and mental models. We work to accept our starting point, and to develop better personal strategies.
SELF
RELATIONS
You in relations to others (2 weekends)

We direct our attention towards relational processes to be able to form healthier relationships and more effective collaborations. Sensing the relational field to better understand what is happening between people and how to solve complex problems in collaboration with others.

The program consist of 6 gatherings focused on three main modules: Self, Relations and Systems. Each of the modules represent where we direct attention in the different parts of the program.
Navigating the world. (2 weekends)

We direct our attention towards the terrain, the systems, context and society that we are a part of. We work to better understand the workings of complex systems and to be better equipped to influence them towards a desired direction.


SYSTEMS
Program structure
Program Structure
The program consist of 6 gatherings focused on three main modules: Self, Relations and Systems. Each of the modules represent where we direct attention in the different parts of the program.
SELF
Building your own foundation. (2 weekends)

We direct our attention inwards to become aware of and work with our own behavior, thoughts, feelings and mental models. We work to accept our starting point, and to develop better personal strategies.
RELATIONS
You in relations to others (2 weekends)

We direct our attention towards relational processes to be able to form healthier relationships and more effective collaborations. Sesing the relational field to better understand what is happening between people and how to solve complex problems in collaboration with others.
SYSTEMS
Navigating the world (2 weekends)

We direct our attention towards the terrain, the systems, context and society that we are a part of. We work to better understand the workings of complex systems and to be better equipped to influence them towards a desired direction.
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 work with behaviour change?
We practice reflection and deep-learning. The participants develop their own coping-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.

LEADERS ARE HUMANS

Our starting point in the program is you as a human being, a flawed and imperfect human being. In our view, all leaders are also flawed and imperfect. We aim to destabilize the concept of the leader, and rather focus on leadership as a relational process and the act of taking responsibility for some of the problems we face together.

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.

The program is not aimed at handing out simplified objective truths about leadership. We view leadership development as a life-long learning process where you consciously learn through a combination of experience and reflection. The structure, support-system, relations and content are all designed to aid you in developing this process.
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