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 an Prototype 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
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 course, 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 participation and assignment work. 

Textbooks and learning materials

There are no required textbooks for this course. 

Technical information

You will access this course through Canvas, our online learning management system, which is available through the SFU website. Canvas is extremely user-friendly—even if you’ve never studied online before. All you need is a computer with an internet connection. 

You may log into Canvas beginning on the first day of the course. For a list of Canvas-supported operating systems and web browsers, visit our supported web browsers page.

To learn more about Canvas, visit the SFU Canvas Student Guide.