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Transformational Leadership, Strategy and Governance

How to develop integral leadership for an increasingly complex world

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In today’s rapidly changing world, learning to lead and design our communities and organizations to ride the turbulence creatively is critical to our ability to make a positive impact. This course covers the subject of evolutionary change, and the implications for us as individual leaders, as well as for our organizational cultures and structures. It combines intellectual rigor with personal challenge, collaboration with creative expression. Students engage with integrative maps of organizational and leadership development, as well as instantly applicable practices for becoming more effective and dynamic as individuals and collectives.

You get:

  • over 10 hours of professionally produced educational video
  • a wealth of learning resources
  • pdfs of all the slides used in the presentations
  • comprehensive multiple choice quizzes to help you test your progress and integrate your knowledge
  • access to the course group on Facebook
  • a live monthly call with Peter Merry

This course is available for academic credit with Ubiquity University - contact registrar@ubiquityuniversity.org.

By the end of the course you should be able to:

  • Express clearly the nature of evolutionary change as compared to other types of change
  • Envisage products or services that help to meet the challenges of our times
  • Reflect constructively on your own and others leadership capacity
  • Improve your leadership capacity by taking concrete steps
  • Analyze and describe an organization in terms of its level of development and agility
  • Choose appropriate implementation tools for large-scale collaboration
  • Describe the impact of transformational leadership, strategy and governance in an organization

The main subjects covered include:

  • Transformation and Change
  • The Learning Organization
  • Levels of Leadership Development
  • Practices for Transformational Leadership
  • Personal Effectiveness and Resilience
  • Organizational Culture
  • Tools for Collaboration
  • Levels of Organizational Development
  • Creating an Agile Organization
  • Practices from the Future

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"The content is mind-blowing. My first course instructor, Peter Merry, is a true master at providing a simple, but powerful whole system framework, that helps me to see the world from an entirely new perspective...I am so happy to be a part of this ongoing community". B. Vanderbeek

"This Course is the most advanced of its kind, as it touches on all the topics that are relevant for the huge changes that operate in these hyper-complex times while dealing with Leadership from an Integral Transformational Perspective." P. Soares

"A very clear context about the era that we are living and how the changes needs new approaches of leadership." P. Reyes

"Professional and inspiring presentation of leadership topics we urgently need to understand for tomorrow's world. As a leader helping leaders, I'm excited by the possibilities this course makes available for myself and others." A. Iglecia

"Complexity made simple: brilliant!" A. Brouwer

"A really great course providing an in-depth integral overview of transformational change and leadership that is at once both accessible, actionable, and very much needed in our world today." D. Johnston

"This is a fine course both as an introduction to thought on the subject of leadership, but also appropriate to those who have had both experience in leadership roles and are familiar with modern thought. I find it thought provoking at every level." M. Nealon

Your Instructor


Peter Merry, PhD
Peter Merry, PhD

Peter Merry is Chief Innovation Officer at Ubiquity University, founder of the Center for Human Emergence Netherlands, and a founding partner of Engage!. He has worked in and across different sectors. As well as co-founding and leading the organisations above, his experience includes facilitating integral change processes in multinational corporations, and government ministries, and in multi-stakeholder initiatives with global stakeholders. He has also spent many years in the not-for-profit sector. He is a recognised expert in the field of evolutionary systems dynamics. He has had his first book published in English and Dutch (Evolutionary Leadership). Following his successful PhD in Volution Theory, he continues to research the application of noetic science and energetics to whole systems transitions.


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
If you purchase the Lite version, it is completely self-paced and so you decide when you start, when you end and how long you take. If you purchase the Immersive or Academic versions, you take the course with other students and a Course Facilitator. For these versions, there are three starts per year - the beginning of January, May and September.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.