Transformational Leadership and Governance

How to develop integral leadership for an increasingly complex world
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  • Contents Video: 10 hours
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  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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Published 1/2016 English

Course Description

In today’s rapidly changing world, learning to lead and design our communities and organizations to ride the turbulence creatively is critical to our ability to make a positive impact. This course covers the subject of evolutionary change, and the implications for us as individual leaders, as well as for our organizational cultures and structures. It combines intellectual rigor with personal challenge, collaboration with creative expression. Students engage with integrative maps of organizational and leadership development, as well as instantly applicable practices for becoming more effective and dynamic as individuals and collectives.

This course has over 10 hours of professionally produced educational video, a wealth of learning resources including pdfs of all the slides used in the presentations and comprehensive multiple choice quizzes to help you test your progress and integrate your knowledge. This course is also available for academic credit with Ubiquity University - contact registrar@ubiquityuniversity.org.

You can also engage with others in the Facebook group for this course. Search for transformationalleadershippetermerry on Facebook and request to join the group!

The main subjects covered include:

  • Transformation and Change
  • The Learning Organization
  • Levels of Leadership Development
  • Practices for Transformational Leadership
  • Personal Effectiveness and Resilience
  • Organizational Culture
  • Tools for Collaboration
  • Levels of Organizational Development
  • Creating an Agile Organization
  • Practices from the Future

What are the requirements?

  • This course does require you to get your thinking hat on and engage in some mind-stretching!
  • The course involves over 15 hours of video so you will need a decent internet connection and the software on your computer to be able to watch video comfortably.
  • Being familiar with a context involving people collaborating together to achieve a collective goal helps you to ground these ideas in a real context. That could be an organization, community or group that you are involved in.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Express clearly the nature of transformation as compared to other types of change
  • Reflect constructively on their own and others’ leadership capacity
  • Improve their transformational leadership capacity by taking concrete steps
  • Analyze and describe an organization in terms of its level of development and agility
  • Choose appropriate implementation tools for large-scale collaboration
  • Design a strategy for enhancing the transformational quality of leadership and governance in an organization

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for anyone who realises that our current forms of leadership and organization are inadequate to the complexity of change we are facing. It is for anyone already in a leadership role or wanting to play one. It is not for the faint-heart and requires significant brain-power and openness to your own personal development.
  • 14 modules with over 15 hours of course material and multiple-choice quizzes to help you integrate your learning - you can work through it at your leisure and find what is most relevant to you.
  • There is much new thinking and many leading-edge practices described in the course so an open mind and willingness to experiment is important!
  • This course is available for undergraduate and graduate credits at Ubiquity University. For the full Ubiquity experience including small-group interaction, creative assignments with faculty feedback, extra self-mastery modules, mission change-project support and academic credits, contact registrar@ubiquityuniversity.org

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Curriculum

Section 1: Module 1 - Introductions and Framing
18:40

By the end of this session, you should be able to locate the parts and whole of the course in a societal context.

15:28

By the end of this session, you should be able to feel the importance of this course to society's needs and recall the key elements that compose today's global challenges.

08:50

By the end of the session, you should be able to frame perspectives on leadership through Ken Wilber's Integral quadrants and levels.

18:00

By the end of this session, you should be able to frame perspectives on leadership through Ken Wilber's Integral quadrants and levels.

07:54

By the end of the session, you should be able to identify the core beliefs behind a particular leadership approach.

12 questions

A multiple choice quiz that assesses your ability to explain different dimensions of leadership through the Integral model

Section 2: Module 2 - What is Transformation?
12:34

By the end of this session, you should be able to name the key phases in natural lifecycles.

12:26

By the end of this session, you should be able to outline the stages of Adizes' organizational lifecycle and related leadership styles.

10:54

By the end of this session, you should be able to name and describe the different types of change in the Spiral Dynamics model.

06:19

By the end of this session, you should be able to list the defining characteristics of emergence.

12 questions

This quiz assesses your ability to explain transformational change and its relationship to other types of change.

Section 3: Module 3 - The Learning Organization
09:23

By the end of this session, you should be able to name the main elements and practices in systems thinking

20:36

By the end of this session, you should be able to describe eight main life areas for personal mastery.

03:47

By the end of this session, you should be able to describe eight main life areas for personal mastery.

09:13

By the end of this session you should be able to outline the importance of mental models and give some examples.

09:07
By the end of this session you should be able to outline why vision is important and name the successful elements for team learning.
13 questions

This quiz assesses your ability to describe the main features of a successful learning organization.

Section 4: Module 4 - Leadership for Sustainability
14 pages

This module explores what it means to play a leadership role explicitly committed to ecological and social sustainability. By the end of the module you should be able to describe what differentiates leadership for sustainability.

Note – this module contains no video lectures so you are requested to review the articles and videos listed. The links in the pdf do not work - please see them in the resources list.

Section 5: Module 5 - The Transforming Leader
05:18

By the end of this session you should be able to summarise the principles of developmental stages in leadership.

11:46

By the end of this session you should be able to recognize the defining qualities and competencies of Strategist, Alchemist and Ironist leadership levels.

12:06

By the end of sessions 3 & 4, you should be able to understand the key practices of leading in times of emergence.

10:45

By the end of sessions 3 & 4, you should be able to understand the key practices of leading in times of emergence.

12 questions

This quiz assesses your ability to explain the main characteristics of transformational leaders.

Section 6: Module 6 - Being and Becoming
19:26

By the end of this session you should be able to recognize a feeling of connection with the ground of being.

15:23

By the end of this session you should be able to recall five tenets and four qualities related to freedom in action.

10:10

By the end of this session you should be able to summarize key aspects of physical vitality.

06:38

By the end of this session you should be able to list examples of energy practices for personal development.

14 questions

This quiz assesses your ability to describe your relationship at any given moment to inner peace and freedom.

Section 7: Module 7 - Personal Effectiveness
04:55

By the end of this session you should be able to differentiate between effective, smart and conscious working.

07:55

By the end of this session you should be able to explain the core practices in Getting Things Done .

14:42

By the end of this session you should be able to summarise the habits of Zen to Done.

07:07
By the end of this session you should be able to compare David Byrd's Nine Keys to GTD and ZTD.
12 questions

This quiz assesses your ability to relate personal effectiveness practices to life and work.

Section 8: Module 8 - Creating a Transformational Culture
14:56

By the end of this session you should be able to define culture and key elements that help people thrive.

09:32

By the end of this session you should be able to illustrate what is meant by vision, mission and values.

10:32

By the end of this session you should be able to summarize invisible influences on culture from the iceberg model.

12:43

By the end of this session you should be able to explain how your own judgements influence your relationships with others.

12 questions

This quiz assesses your ability to describe the core qualities and practices for a transformational organisational culture.

Section 9: Module 9 - Tools for Collaboration
06:50

By the end of this session you should be able to explain the importance of collaboration.

14:32

By the end of this session you should be able to name the elements of an Open Space Technology session.

07:18
By the end of this session you should be able to name the elements of an Open Space Technology session.
12:28

By the end of this session you should be able to describe the main principles and practices of Circle meetings.

14:31

By the end of this session you should be able to list the steps and critical success conditions for a World Cafe.

12 questions

This quiz assesses your ability to select an appropriate method for large-scale collaboration.

Section 10: Module 10 - Levels of Organizational Development
11:28

By the end of this session you should be able to explain what levels of development are in an organizational context and compare two different methods for mapping levels of organizational development.

14:14

By the end of this session you should be able to list and define seven levels of organizational development.

12 questions

This quiz assesses your ability to summarize the usefulness of mapping levels of development in organisations and compare seven different levels of organizational development.

Section 11: Module 11 - Organizational Development by Natural Design
07:35

By the end of this session you should be able to explain with examples how design in nature can be applied to organizational design.

12:23

By the end of this session you should be able to explain how you can create alignment within an organization using the Spiral Dynamics value systems.

04:27

By the end of this session you should be able to summarize the principles of chaordic design.

09:06

By the end of this session you should be able to explain the steps in a chaordic design process.

12 questions

This quiz assesses your ability to relate the principles and practices of natural design to your organizational context.

Section 12: Module 12 - Creating Agile Governance
11:31

By the end of this session you should be able to summarize what the benefits are of agile governance.

09:33

By the end of this session you should be able to explain the core components of dynamic steering as developed in the holacracy practice.

11:50
By the end of this session you should be able to explain the core components of dynamic steering as developed in the holacracy practice.
14:33

By the end of Session 3 & 4 you should be able to describe the processes for governance and operational meetings in holacracy.

06:29
By the end of Session 3 & 4 you should be able to describe the processes for governance and operational meetings in holacracy.
12 questions

This quiz assesses your ability to explain core principles and practices of agile governance.

Section 13: Module 13 - Frontiers of the Future
11:17

By the end of this session you should be able to explain what is meant by the energetic architecture of organizations.

08:48

By the end of this session you should be able to explain what you can measure to assess the energetic architecture.

20:00

By the end of this session you should be able to illustrate how you can impact the energetic architecture of organizations.

14:06

By the end of this session you should be able to illustrate how you can impact the energetic architecture of organizations.

17:11

By the end of this session you should be able to explain the core principles and practice of Small-Wright's "co-creative science".

13 questions

This quiz assesses your ability to summarize developments on the leading edge of large-scale energy work.

Section 14: Module 14 - Review and Challenge
03:11

By the end of this session you should be able to compare the course objectives with their own experience.

09:22

By the end of this session you should be able to explain the relevance of what they have learned in this course to current planetary trends.

08:02

By the end of this session you should be able to explain why both compassion and insight are needed by leaders at this time.

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Instructor Biography

Peter Merry, Chief Innovation Officer at Ubiquity University

Peter Merry is Chief Innovation Officer at Ubiquity University, founder of the Center for Human Emergence Netherlands, and a founding partner of Engage!. He has worked in and across different sectors. As well as co-founding and leading the organisations above, his experience includes facilitating integral change processes in multinational corporations, and government ministries, and in multi-stakeholder initiatives with global stakeholders. He has also spent many years in the not-for-profit sector. He is a recognised expert in the field of evolutionary systems dynamics and Spiral Dynamics Integral in particular. He has had his first book published in English and Dutch (Evolutionary Leadership). He is currently researching the application of noetic science and energetics to whole systems transitions. In this context, he is working on a Ph.D. with Ubiquity’s Wisdom School.

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