This four-part, interactive program explores the transformational benefits of robust connectivity and how to build it. Participants will discuss the “silent killers” of connectivity and how to avoid them. Each session takes a “deep dive” into designing the relationship with the boss, building a great team, and forging productive links across and beyond organizational boundaries. The series will conclude with a scenario-based “master class” in which participants will apply the concepts and tools they have learned.
The first session explores the transformational benefits of robust connectivity and how to build it. Students will discuss the “silent killers” of connectivity and how to avoid them. This session will also focus on leading up to the boss.
As a meta-leader, you need to be more than simply “the boss.” The challenge is to create the conditions in which subordinates commit to the mission and thrive both professionally and personally. It is also to develop the next generation of leaders. It is a role that takes courage and tenacity. Participants will explore concrete skills for thinking and acting as the leaders others choose to follow.
Complex challenges are rarely solved by a single department or agency. Success requires uniting diverse stakeholders in unity of mission and synchronous action. Participants will explore how to build trust-based relationships that make it possible to bring people together across organizational and jurisdictional boundaries.
Participants will utilize all of the concepts and tools from the first three sessions in a scenariobased exercise. Assuming the role of a recently arrived leader at a department with historical issues dealing with the community; small groups will develop plans for engaging the boss and subordinates in undertaking a new direction. Other small groups will craft a plan for building trust with external stakeholders for the new initiative.