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Leader To Leader

Leading in Complexity and Decision-Making (L2L-LCDM-750)

This course opens the door to the wider scope of leadership practice. Emphasizing the importance of understanding chaos, complexity, and long-term strategic decision-making, this particular course is designed to improve the leaders’ mindset toward judgment and critical thinking skills using proven approaches to analysis, potential strategies, and emerging research. Leading in Complexity & Decision-Making is about recognizing the broad distinctions between difference types of complexity. In this course, we will introduce participants to, and develop, a vocabulary for observing and navigating change and complexity. In doing so, participants discover new ways to organize and orient themselves as leaders.

Experience & Impact

Participants will learn about chaos theory as a measure of complexity, and decision-making contexts. The use of chaos theory in strategic decision-making enhances participants’ capacity to make well-thought-out decisions. This includes an exploration of the four domains, being Obvious, Complicated, Complex, and Chaotic. Participants will cultivate an:

  • Improved understanding of Complexity an ability to apply Snowden's model
  • Ability to conduct a real situation analysis using the Model, and potential strategies
  • enhanced decision-making skills in a dynamic of Complexity, leveraging identified strategies
  • Improved understanding of individual decision bias while considering the ‘whole system’
  • Effective approach to engage in ‘Stakeholder Dialogues’ to seek input and influence

Participant Focus

  • Mid to senior level managers and leaders, including those emerging from a technical / supervisory leadership role
  • Mid to senior level managers and leaders who in need of developing effective leadership skills

Schedule / Investment

Schedule Training Hours Location Investment
February 12 - March 9, 2018 10 Hours Edmonton, AB $1,495 plus GST

This course runs over a minimum of two sessions (10 training hours) excluding time for meals and breaks, and is limited to 6-10 participants per session.