Leadership in Action: Coaching, 360 Assessment, and Prototype Project

This course 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 a Prototype Project of your choosing
  • One-to-one executive coaching (4 hours)

Instructor: Dan Burns



Location: Online
Tuition: $2,495
Available only to students enrolled in:
Executive Leadership Certificate

Upcoming Offerings

This course is reserved for students enrolled in the certificate program.

2024-2025 class schedule

First class: Wed, Oct 16, 2024, 6:30 p.m.–9 p.m. (PDT)
Coaching: 4 hours (to be scheduled with your coach)
Virtual peer learning group sessions (schedule TBD)
Final presentation day: Sat, Jun 14, 2025, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (PDT)

What you will learn

After completing this course, you’ll be able to do the following:

  • 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 you will learn and be evaluated

  • Prepare to spend time on applied project work throughout duration of program
  • Plan for advance reading
  • Plan for assignments to be completed outside of scheduled sessions
  • Participate in individual mentoring sessions

You will be evaluated on:

  • Demonstrated application of what you’ve learned
  • Engagement with other students
  • Leadership development plans
  • Prototype presentation, report and reflections

Learning Materials

No textbook is required. We will provide all course materials online.

Technical Requirements

For online courses, you will need a computer with audio and microphone that is connected to the internet. Canvas is the online system that will be used for the course. For more information and online support, visit Online Learning.