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Adaptive Leadership: Surfacing Challenges to Change - 2012

Dec 14, 2012 09:00am -
Dec 14, 2012 04:30pm

Event Description

Erik M. Gregory, Ph.D., instructor

This one-day workshop addresses the difference of technical versus adaptive change for 21st century organizational and leadership challenges.  The 21st century requires a new model of addressing the complexity of change management within many domains including for profits, nonprofits, health care, government, higher education, and government.  Participants will review the central aspects of the adaptive model of change and then break out into groups to apply their new learning by doing. Participants will be asked to prepare a professional challenge to present in their small group work.

Upon completion of the program the student will be able to:

·    Surface hidden perspectives and loyalties of themselves and stakeholder interests

·    Work within groups to “turn up the heat” in order for the work at the center to be addressed

·    Manage change without followers feeling overly anxious

·    Reflect on personal loyalties and triggers that may create leadership “blindspots”

·    Examine resistance to change and why making change is so difficult

·    Distinguish between adaptive and technical challenges

Program Code: AL65 
6 CE Credits
Location: at MSPP, Newton

Erik Gregory, PhD, specializes in positive psychology, a field that examines healthy human functioning such as courage, hope, optimism, and happiness. He worked internationally with children and adolescents as a psychotherapist and consulted with leaders in higher education, media, and business. He serves as the Executive Director of the Media Psychology Research Center of Boston and is a board member of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra (www.bostonphil.org). He consulted with Hit Entertainment on the educational content of "Bob the Builder" and worked in conjunction with KCET to develop "Sid the Science Kid. He has also worked extensively with organizations including Volvo and the Boston/Egypt Cancer Network Alliance. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Higher Education Administration and Human Development and Psychology. He has held appointments with the National Cancer Institute in Hawaii, the Spencer Foundation, the University of Chicago and completed his post-doctoral studies at the Harvard Medical School. He served as a clinical intern at the Tavistock Institute in London where he worked as a consultant to the entertainment industry and as a leader in the treatment of refugee children suffering from trauma. Dr. Gregory lived and worked in Austria, Germany, England, New Zealand, and Spain. He is a Board member of the Oversees Education Fund, El Salvador, a non-profit organization that builds schools and health clinics in rural and poverty-stricken areas of the country and provides micro-credit loans. He received the Littauer Fellow Master in Public Administration at the Harvard Kennedy School and worked with the Public Diplomacy Collaborative and Shorenstein Center of Press, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard examining 21st century models of leadership.

Event Type:Continuing Education Program
Category:Innovators - Clinical Practice
Early registration ends on Oct 21, 2012.
Regular registration starts on Oct 22, 2012 and ends on Dec 03, 2012.
Late registration starts on Dec 04, 2012.


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 Adaptive Leadership: Surfacing Challenges to Change (AL65)
Member Fee: $140.00$140.00$140.00
Non-Member Fee: $140.00$140.00$140.00

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