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.

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

Campus Instructor(s) Cost
Vancouver and Online Dan Burns
Vancouver and Online  Dan Burns

Seats are reserved for certificate students. Please contact cep_info@sfu.ca to inquire.

What will I learn?

By the end of this courses, 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 course?

This course 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 course.