Leadership in Action: Applications for Professional Practice

This module will frame the challenges of leadership in a complex world, help you apply the program’s concepts to your own context, build community amongst cohort members and a network of coaches and mentors, and leave you on a clear learning path that will take you beyond the program.

Activities include:

  • Completing a 360° Assessment
  • Developing a personalized Leadership Development Plan
  • Designing and implementing an Impact Project of your choosing
  • One-to-one executive coaching.

The module includes two evening sessions as well as individual meetings with your executive coach, and concludes with two days in April at the end of the program. The first will be designed around the emergent needs of your cohort, and the final day offers you and your peers the chance to share what you’ve learned from your Impact Projects and reflect on your learning journey.

This course is available at the following time(s) and location(s):

Campus Instructor(s) Cost Seats available
Vancouver Dan Burns $2495 Seats are reserved for certificate students. Please contact cep_info@sfu.ca to inquire.

What will I learn?

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a nuanced and holistic understanding of the qualities that characterize the complex landscapes in which today’s leaders act and how they impact the nature of leadership required
  • Relate the six mindsets for leading in complexity introduced in this program (adaptive, developmental, collaborative, equity, whole-system, catalytic) to your own context
  • Analyze personal, team, organizational and network structures, policies and practices using these six mindsets, and recommend ways they can be amended to better meet the needs of working in complexity
  • Distinguish between planning and prototyping approaches, and create and implement an example of a prototype in a complex system
  • Articulate your own strengths and areas of learning as a leader, integrating your own and others’ perspectives

How will I learn?

  • Advance readings
  • Individual and group exercises
  • Group discussion
  • Assignments

Who should take this module?

This module is reserved for students enrolled in the Executive Leadership Certificate program. 

How will I be evaluated?

You will be evaluated based on your class participation and assignment work. 

Textbooks and learning materials

There are no required textbooks for this module.