Adaptive Leadership

Change to Survive

Course topic:

Leadership and Business

Format availability:

In-Person, Online streaming

Duration:

5 Days

Introduction to the course

“Be flexible like trees; when the wind blows bend, but do not break.” - Matshona Dhliwayo

This KC Academy Adaptive Leadership training course is a critical skill set for anyone looking to drive change in an increasingly complex world of conflicting demands and constantly changing priorities. Adaptive leadership uses practices and strategies designed to accomplish significant change and develop the sustainability required in challenging, competitive, and complex environments.

Leadership faces two challenging environments – technical problems which have technical solutions, and cognitive problems which have no fixed or recognised solutions. The skills needed to focus on the cognitive problems at hand, with a view of finding solutions to correct the issues in the shortest possible time and in the most effective way are where you need adaptive leadership expertise. This KC Academy Management Centre training course will develop the practices and techniques to ensure any team member within the organization can become an effective adaptive leader.

This Adaptive Leadership training course will highlight:

  • Building capacities of the organization to learn, change culture and adapt to the use of new technology
  • Encourage the innovation of their team members
  • Stay abreast of current trends by their dedication to being lifelong learners
  • Adaptive leaders entertain divergent and diverse views before major decisions are made
  • Adaptive leaders have a willingness to take risks and experiment

Course details

At the end of this KC Academy Management Centre Adaptive Leadership training course, you will learn to:

  • Make individuals and team members feel valued and respected
  • Effectively manage themselves and develop quality relationships
  • Develop the members of their team, helping them to recognize their true potential
  • Earn the respect of others by practicing what they preach
  • Apply the actions and qualities of effective adaptive leaders

This KC Academy Management Centre training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes experiential group activities, individual exercises, mini-case studies and syndicate discussions. Formal inputs are used to introduce underpinning theory. A key part of the learning process is sharing the differing experiences participants bring, as well as experimenting with novel – and sometimes challenging – techniques

Your organisation will benefit from leaders returning with the knowledge and skill of how to get the best from themselves and inspire others to engage more fully to improve their performance in today’s fast-moving environment.

In summary, your organisation will benefit from:

  • More effective leaders who are in control of their emotions and Intune with business changes
  • Resulting in leaders who focus on results and goal achievement
  • Improved managerial communications
  • Higher levels of accountability and productivity
  • Engagement that tackles change and innovation head-on
  • Clearer thinking and faster decision-making leading to cutting edge business practices

This Adaptive Leadership training course will give participants the confidence, drive, and skills to challenge themselves towards higher managerial performance.

Specifically, they will develop:

  • Appropriate strategies for day-to-day leadership
  • Ways to use communication, influence, and persuasion to engage with colleagues
  • Ways to manage performance and turn people around
  • How to motivate and support others in the achievement of targets
  • How to empower them self and their people
  • The skills to meet ever changing challenges and complex problems

This Adaptive Leadership training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Managers and Leaders implementing change processes
  • Department Heads involved in complex change
  • Strategic decision makers
  • Team Leaders faced with complex change implementation
  • Leaders looking for sustainability in an ever-changing world

Daily Agenda

DAY 1:
Building Capacity
  • Change the culture
  • Adapt to new technology
  • Developing the right attitude
  • Characteristics of adaptive leadership
  • Openness to new ideas
  • Leading a creative climate
DAY 2:
Decisions Making & Problem Solving
  • Uncertainty - many facts may not be known.
  • Complexity - you must consider many interrelated factors.
  • High-risk consequences - the impact of the decision may be significant.
  • Divergent and diverse thinking
  • Interpersonal issues - it can be difficult to predict how other people will react.
  • Tools and techniques in decision making
DAY 3:
Risks and Experimentation
  • Goal setting and prioritization
  • Deliberate vs. experimental approaches
  • Formalizing trial and error methods for improvement and innovation
  • Planning for implementation
  • Organizing for implementation
  • Test phases and pilot projects
DAY 4:
Adapting to Change
  • Creating a vision to change
  • Managing the principles of change
  • Dealing with resistance
  • Managing the four states & reactions to change
  • Tools & techniques to assist the change process
  • Empowering people to act
DAY 5:
Develop the Team
  • Earn their respect
  • Help them to recognize their true potential
  • Making individuals feel valued and respected
  • Factors in team development
  • Dealing with conflict in teams
  • Giving feedback for improved performance

Frequently Asked Questions

There are no prerequisites. Our courses are open to students of all backgrounds who are 18 years of age and older. All courses are conducted in English. Video lectures include English subtitles and the option to slow-down, pause, or replay lectures for better retention. Discussion boards are a critical component of each of our courses; therefore, we suggest students have a conversational knowledge of English when pursuing a Certificate of Completion. For any of the art writing courses, students need to be 100% proficient in written English.

You should have an up-to-date web browser such as: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. For more detailed information, please see the guides for supported browsers and basic computer specifications. Our Online Courses can be accessed on a mobile or tablet device, although we strongly encourage you to have access to a desktop or laptop computer and reliable internet connection for certain course components. Former students have told us it is easiest to read discussion threads and complete written assignments on a laptop or desktop computer.

Registration is available on our website. Just follow these simple steps: Click the “Apply Now” button in the top right corner of your screen. Select “Online Courses.” Choose your course(s). You will be asked for basic contact information and your credit card payment. We require full payment at the time of registration and all tuition is billed in US dollars. Be sure to check with your bank or credit card company, as your financial institution may charge a foreign transaction fee.

Our classes are kept small, at no more than 30 students, to better facilitate and encourage personalized interaction with the instructor and fellow participants. Your classmates come from all over the globe and contribute their global perspectives and experience. Some are currently working within the arts while others are just beginning. All classmates share in their passion for the art world.

It is recommended that you begin your course promptly. If you do need to start the course a few days late, contact your instructor as soon as possible after the course has opened to discuss your options. Registration closes on the Friday after the course begins.

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Online streaming
06-10 Mar 2023
Fee: $3,950
London
28 Aug-01 Sep 2023
Fee: $5,950
Istanbul
11-15 Dec 2023
Fee: $5,950
Course customization available
Course customization available

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