Resilient Leadership for Turbulent Times
Friday 14th July 2017
|This high-impact experiential workshop, centred on the highly acclaimed work of Barry Oshry, addresses these four key questions.
What can you expect?
The centrepiece of the day is an organisational exercise where participants enter a fast-moving, turbulent environment as either a top executive, middle manager, worker or customer. The experience closely mirrors day-to-day organisational life so that there’s no backing away from the impact that your behaviour has on others and the organisation’s performance.
When: Friday 14th July 2017
The methodology behind our workshop
Barry Oshry, a North American systems theorist, has worked for over 45 years with a single-minded quest to unlock the mysteries of power and powerlessness in social systems. Through decades of research, Oshry made a simple observation. In organisation after organisation, regardless of the industry, size or country, he witnessed the same self-limiting patterns of behaviour. Each time the problems were thought to be unique and personal. And the solution:to shuffle, fire or change the players. The only problem was, the same issues kept coming back. What Oshry realised was that the vast majority of problems were not, in fact, personal. Instead, they were systemic – meaning shaped by the different contexts within which people operate and work relative to one another. And that the path to leadership lay not in changing the players but in working the underlying systemic issues in ways that produce lasting results. John Watters is the leading authority in Europe on the work of Barry Oshry and will lead the workshop.
John Watters is the leading authority in Europe on Barry Oshry’s systems leadership work and has worked in partnership with Barry Oshry for over 15 years. John is an Associate of Future Considerations, MD of Living Leadership and Senior Associate of Power+Systems. He specialises in working with complex challenges that involve multiple stakeholders; creating the conditions for fundamental shifts in performance and realising personal and organisational purpose.
Ali Warner is an Associate of Future Considerations and Living Leadership. Ali is an accredited experienced trainer in all of Barry Oshry’s frameworks and a musician, vocalist, graphic facilitator and mindfulness teacher.
Read one of our participant’s review from a previous workshop here.
“It’s easy to underestimate the power of Oshry’s work until you have taken this workshop. You will find instant applications to both your personal and professional life.”
“An extraordinary insight into what it feels like at every level of the organisation as well as experiencing your own strength and weaknesses.”
“Insightful, moving. The best training I’ve ever taken part in.”
Accreditation in Barry Oshry’s Organisation Workshop
Following your participation in the Organisation Workshop, if you wish to become accredited to run the programme, then an accreditation programme will run the following week: 17-21 July 2017 in the UK. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.