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Collaborative Leadership

Creating Collective Understanding in the Midst of Chaos, Confusion and Conflict


Event Type

Two Day Experiential Workshop

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Ken Homer 

Event Link



08 - 09 Nov 2016


Forum 104 


Paris, France


Conversation; Leadership



Collaborative Leadership: Creating Collective Understanding 
in the Midst of Chaos, Confusion & Conflict

A two day trans-disciplinary workshop for leaders and change agents. Conducted in English with French translation available.

“If you find what you are doing each day seems to have no link to any higher purpose, you probably want to rethink what you are doing... To practice leadership you need to accept that you are in the business of generating chaos, confusion and conflict.”
~Ronald Heifetz

What is Collaborative Leadership and why does it matter now?

Most leadership approaches focus on the individual. Leaders are expected to inspire, motivate, threaten, cajole or otherwise move individuals to take action. Collaborative Leadership is focused on the whole system. It offers models, tools and practices to support people in the complex process of self-organization, where leaders need to operate at both the individual and team levels in order to produce results while increasing people's ability to collaborate around complex tasks.

This workshop is for people who:

  • Desire to increase their capacity to evoke and foster collective intelligence.
  • Wish to learn how to better cope with complexity.
  • Seek new tools and models to help them deal with adaptive challenges.
  • Want to move beyond binary thinking into more robust and fulfilling
 approaches to life and work. Approach the paradoxical nature of life with a sense of humor and humility.
  • Are looking to gain the insight and support of a community of co-learners.
  • Enjoy hands on learning in a lively and stimulating environment.
  • What we will do:

    • Explore the role of Collaborative Conversations as pathway for integrating our full humanity into our daily workplaces.
    • Inquire into how we can become better allies to those whom we might tend to label as “other.”
    • Access the wisdom of our bodies to ground and center and to embed our learning at a deep level.
    • Have great conversations, make new friends, learn, laugh and have fun!
    • Sliding Scale Admission

      Corporate rate: 960 Euros TTC

      Team Discount: Register three people and the fourth attends at no charge.

      Non-profit and Individual rate: 550 Euros TTC

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