April 17, 2014

Certificate in Leadership and Organization, Development and Coaching (C.LODC)

Each 2-day workshop can be taken separately.

The combination of all four workshops will earn the certificate.

Coaching Intensive for Professionals

Teams and Change Leadership

Leadership in Complexity

Appreciative Management Practices

Coaching Intensive for Professionals

This 2-day program is intended for people who might not want to become a “professional coach” (that is, having coaching as their full-time profession), yet might find it valuable to acquire some of the skills of a professional coach to use in their regular line of work, or elsewhere in their lives. Coaching Intensive for Professionals is condensed from Adler’s 3-week plus practicum, professional coach training program. It takes some of the tools and techniques from all three weeks of in-class training that could be best used and applied by professionals in all walks of life. During the 2-day intensive, we create lots of time to actually practice, exercise, and experience the tools as both coach and “coachee” so that participants will have confidence when using them in their regular work life. A significant portion of the two days will be spent in actual coaching practice among the participants with each person playing the roles of coach, coachee, and observer. Participants learn and practise skills corresponding to these topics:

  • Who am I at my best?

  • Powerful questioning.

  • Acknowledgement.

  • Stuck! (and unsticking stuck).

  • Signature strengths coaching.

  • Uncovering values through powerful questioning.

  • Shifting mindset.

  • Using metaphors in coaching.

  • Working with emotions.

  • Case studies.

  • Rehearsals for life.

  • Giving and receiving feedback.

WHEN: October 5th & 6th,2013
INVESTMENT: $699. + HST

REGISTER AT: mvaloshyna@adler.ca

LIMITED SPACE – Maximum of 20 people

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Teams and Change Leadership

Change leadership through team development has become a key strategy in growing high performing, 21st century organizations. Cohesive work teams are often central to organizational performance. Personal needs and organizational goals can be aligned in effective teams. However, highly effective teams do not suddenly emerge on their own, fully developed and highly motivated. Successful teams require careful and consistent nurturing as they evolve from a collection of individuals to an integrated, high functioning unit that unleashes the creative potential of each of its members.

This workshop will provide you with a simulated opportunity to experience a team’s development as it progresses from “forming” to “high performing”. You will learn about the critical components of effective teaming, including:

  • Leadership style and its impact on group development

  • Managing interpersonal communication & conflict, and benefiting from difference in a team

  • Planning and goal-setting

  • Motivation and delegation

  • Problem-solving and decision-making

  • Managing group dynamics

  • Dealing with issues of power and influence.

The 2-day workshop begins by addressing your changing role as leader as the team develops over time. You will experience the theory in practice, as you participate in an activity that simulates all of the challenges of real-life teams. Finally, you will be helped to reflect on how you might transfer the insights from this workshop to your own job situation.

WHEN:  November 2013
INVESTMENT: $699. + HST

REGISTER AT: mvaloshyna@adler.ca

LIMITED SPACE – Maximum of 20 people

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Leadership in Complexity

Much has been written about the nature of organizational and environmental complexity and the need to develop leadership skills that do not rely on traditional command-and-control techniques. However, aside from promoting great teams and encouraging collaboration, there seem to be few analytic tools available that are consistent with the emergent nature of complex human systems. This 2-day workshop introduces participants to new concepts, tools, and techniques that enables effective leadership in complex organizations and emergent situations. Over the course of two days, participants will gain an understanding of and experience in:

  • Introduction to Complexity Theory & Thinking

  • Tools for Simplifying Complexity: McLuhan’s Tetrads, Emergence Brainstorming, & Strategy Development

  • The Nature of Complex Leadership & Leaderful Organizations

  • The Role of the Emergent Leader

  • Introduction to Valence Theory, a Complexity-based Theory of Organization

  • Tactility and Effect-Oriented Leadership

  • Organizational Culture Transformation

  • Social Innovation: Organizations’ Role in Complex Social Environments

WHEN:  October 2013
INVESTMENT: $699. + HST

REGISTER AT: mvaloshyna@adler.ca

LIMITED SPACE – Maximum of 20 people

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Appreciative Management Practices

Dr. Edward M. Hallowell, author of Shine: Using Brain Science to get the Best from Your People, writes: “Deep within all of us beats a primal desire to contribute something of value to this world and to stand out as a positive person in the eyes of others.” Appreciative Management Practices draws on this “primal desire” to enable people to bring their best to the workplace, to draw on their core values, signature strengths, and sources of intrinsic motivation when dealing with the day-to-day challenges of organizational life. Based on the ideas of Appreciative Inquiry, this 2-day workshop will enable participants to:

  • Use appreciative practices to motivate others and improve performance.

  • Eliminate stress and contention when dealing with “difficult” situations (by eliminating the “difficulty” in situations!)

  • Develop ways to talk with people that inspires them to work from their strengths to make necessary developmental changes.

  • Address performance challenges without creating defensive responses

  • Encourage people towards achieving their aspirational development goals

  • Eliminate the dreaded Performance Review process in favour of Appreciative Performance Reflection that enables individuals to realize their potential in a supportive, collaborative environment

WHEN:  October 2013
INVESTMENT: $699. + HST

REGISTER AT: mvaloshyna@adler.ca

LIMITED SPACE – Maximum of 20 people

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“Contemporary leadership is about enabling a conducive environment where people engage to create a shared experience in which an alternative future becomes possible.”

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