9 March 2021

Lead From Where You Are: Making a Difference in the Face of Tough Problems, Big Questions, and Organizational Politics

Leadership is an art, a craft, a practice, to which everyone is called sometime or other, in a wide array of different situations: it is the craft of mobilizing people to act together in response to a shared challenge. Leadership is not about personality, authority, position, influence, or power as such. It can be practiced with varying degrees of authority, from any position, at varying scales of influence, and with varying access to different sources of power.
The approach to leadership that we will learn and practice in this course has to do with diagnosing and addressing both the everyday and the toughest problems experienced by organizations, communities, institutions, and societies. Leadership always requires political skill: the skill to discern the overt and covert concerns and interests, agendas, and alliances within the organizations, institutions, and societies we serve, and to give each their due while not failing to pursue the common good. 

We will learn a leadership language, try out a set of tools and frameworks, and workshop our fresh insights and skills.

Dr. Gideon Strauss
ICS 260003 S21
Blended (Online Asynchronous/Synchronous)
Intensive, August 16 - 20, 2021


Enrolment Notes:
Last date to register August 6, 2021. Maximum enrolment of nine (9) students. ICS reserves the right to decline registrations.

*NOTE: Approved for Area 2 or Area 4 of the CSTC