New Executive Leadership Certificate program gives feedback
By Ian Bryce
Workplaces are changing—so much so that ‘change management’ is frequently listed as a desirable skill in leadership positions.
The intensive, part-time program is oriented towards both emerging and experienced leaders in the private, public and non-profit sectors.
“Traditional leadership training tends to focus on technical and managerial skills but our rapidly changing world demands a richer, deeper understanding of leadership as a dynamic process,” says Judy Smith, director of Leadership and Community Building Programs at SFU Continuing Studies.
“The Executive Leadership Certificate is designed for experienced and emerging leaders ready to develop new ways of thinking and behaving in order to lead in complex and uncertain times.”
To launch the program, Sheila Heen, Harvard Law lecturer and noted author, will deliver a keynote presentation on how feedback that is appropriately conceived and received can develop talent. She’ll speak on Thursday, Mar. 30 at the BMO Theatre Centre.
Her presentation will include a framework and tools for managing differing perceptions, recovering after receiving significant critique, and recognizing common triggers that hinder feedback reception.
Following the lecture, Heen will join program faculty Aftab Erfan, Suzanne Hawkes, and Susan Petrina in a discussion moderated by Laurie Anderson, executive director of SFU’s Vancouver Campus.
Tickets to the launch are $75, $50 for non-profits and students, and $45 for SFU faculty and staff (enter the promotional code “SFUFacultyStaff”).
To learn more about the Executive Leadership Certificate program visit Continuing Studies’ Executive Leadership webpage or register to attend an info session.