Dates: October 5, 15; November 2, 12, 27; December 14
Times: 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Rotary Charities, 202 E. Grandview Parkway, Suite 200, Traverse City, MI
Facilitator: Lucille Chrisman
Application Deadline: September 25
Complete this application and email to email@example.com
What is adaptive leadership? Take a peek at this video for a quick intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRFXu_jBJec&t=1s
Change is hard. But in today’s complex world, individuals, organizations and communities need to adapt to opportunities and roadblocks to survive. The conditions to be successful are constantly shifting, requiring people from all sectors to lead with a new kind of courage and skill. It is increasingly important for leaders to learn to challenge the status quo, to be flexible, and to mobilize others to step forward into the unknown with them.
The Rotary Charities Adaptive Leadership Program is designed to give leaders at all levels of organizations practical tools and tactics for becoming more adaptive in a complex, changing world. Using the Ronald Heifetz book, The Practice of Adaptive Leadership, this program will help you develop the skills you’ll need to be a more adaptive leader, while connecting you with a trusted circle of peers. Together, you will reflect and seek feedback on how to adapt your mindset and behaviors, and define next steps for some of your most complex challenges.
As a participant you’ll learn how to:
§ Think and execute amidst constantly shifting challenges
§ Gather a larger balcony view of possibilities
§ Define a systematic approach to take action
§ Reframe other’s interpretations that lead to conflict
§ Identify your own triggers and scope of authority
§ Lead from a place of strength and purpose
In addition to the meeting dates, participants commit to one meeting/call with a learning partner between sessions and approximately 2-4 hours of reading/homework between sessions. A one-hour individual coaching session is included as well. A confidentiality agreement will be signed at the beginning of the program.
Program Cost: $300*
*Please note that the actual cost of this program is $600, but Rotary Charities is providing $300 per participant as a way to invest in Northern Michigan’s leaders.
To apply, please complete the application form and email to Lucille Chrisman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited to 8 participants.
Questions? Concerns? Email email@example.com or call (231) 599-2751.
Feedback from the Spring 2018 Pilot Program of the Adaptive Leadership Series:
- “This was truly the best learning opportunity I have participated in.”
- “Lucille was amazing! She did a great job of seamlessly tailoring the course to the needs of this particular group, which is difficult to do with a pilot program. It was a great experience for me. I only wish I had experienced it years ago!”
- 100% of participants said they had changed their behavior as a result of the course
- Participants reported an increased understanding of the role they play in addressing/creating change
- Participants reported increased confidence in addressing/creating change
Lucille Chrisman is a Certified Executive Coach with over 30 years of experience working with leaders, management teams, and organizations, helping them gain clarity, focus and action in reaching personal and professional goals.
As Vice President of Public Affairs and Executive Director of Development, at Saginaw Valley State University, along with Associate Director of Philanthropy for The Nature Conservancy, Lucille has a deep understanding of challenges of nonprofit leaders. In addition to her nonprofit leadership, she also has experience as a for-profit leader, conducting customized corporate trainer programs within the US through the American Management Association. Lucille has been a full time professor at CMU and SVSU, teaching Effective Communications, Business Communications, Small Group Communication and Organizational Leadership.
Lucille is a certified coach from The Coaches Training Institute and is a member of the International Coaching Federation.