There are many changes happening in our world at the environmental, social, economic and cultural levels. We have approached many of these challenges from a “technical approach”-working to fix the problems, implement structural approaches and manage these changes. These approaches often left people compliant but not committed and less resilient for future changes. To build change hardiness, change leaders are using more systemic approaches to understanding the interconnected relationships and support the human transition. This course will give you practical tools and approaches to develop your capacity to lead other people and organizations to become more resilient and change hardy. You will develop the personal capacity to look at patterns, ask different questions, look for possibilities and increase your ability to live with complexity, ambiguity and uncertainty.
Main Subjects Covered include:
Course Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course students should be able to:
Cynthia is a Professor at Presidio Graduate School and teaches the Leadership for Sustainability Course for MBA, MPA and Executive Certificate students. As a founding partner of Changeworks, she designed, lead and coached leaders facing a broad range of social innovation and organizational changes. She documented here insights in books, tools and methodologies that have guided change makers at all level. She uses her background as an anthropologist, psychologist and designer to create mission driven, high engagement approaches to creating sustainability initiatives. Some of her recent projects have been design and facilitation of the Sustainability Summit for Boy Scouts of America, design of the Social Innovation Forum for Emzingo, Design of the Certification Program and Learning Labs for 5 Dynamics and the leadership development curriculum for REV’s Sustainability Circles. Cynthia is co-author of 14 books among them: Leadership for Sustainability and Change, Take This Job and Love it, Getting Your Organization to Change, Empowerment, Rekindling Commitment, Managing Organizational Change, Empowerment, Organizational Mission, Vision and Values. She completed her BS in Anthropology at University of California, Berkeley, her M.P.H. in Health Planning and Administration at University of Michigan and her Ph.D. in Psychology at the Fielding Graduate School.
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