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OCIC ‘Adaptive Leadership in a Changing World’

Event Summary

This interactive workshop will introduce Adaptive Leadership: what it is, and why it’s an essential characteristic for leaders and organizations in this Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous world.

Event Details

Context: Adaptability is listed by business leaders as the #1 most in-demand capability when they look to hire employees and promote leaders. In a world where digitalization, automation, work displacement and re-skilling are the new norms, and where disruptions such as Covid-19 have accelerated the pace of change, organizations need leaders who have learned to adapt and thrive in the midst of change.

This interactive workshop will introduce Adaptive Leadership: what it is, and why it’s an essential characteristic for leaders and organizations in this Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous (VUCA) world.  We will scan the ways the pandemic has accelerated the pace of change, and then move into an interactive learning time focused on key characteristics of Adaptive Leaders.

Audience: OCIC invites leaders functioning at all levels of your organization or movement to join us in this free virtual workshop for members and partners of the Council.

Facilitator: Marla Konrad is a passionate advocate for leadership development. As a leadership coach and consultant, she draws on years of experience as an executive, and combines this with powerful communications and coaching skills to support the development of leaders at all levels. She believes that strong leaders are strategic leaders who are more equipped to deliver on business goals.

A certified coach through the International Coach Federation, Marla is also certified to coach with EQ-i/EQ360 (Emotional Intelligence) and IEQ9 (Integrative Enneagram). In addition to coaching, her work includes facilitating team off-sites and online training for large and small groups, including as a faculty member of the Schulich Executive Education Centre. Marla’s training programs include interactive sessions on Emotional Intelligence and the Enneagram, as well as on matters of Adaptive Leadership, Executive Presence, and Communications. She is co-founder of Learning Circles, which offer a series of high-impact and affordable training modules for leaders.

Prior to launching her own practice, Marla was Vice President of Executive Affairs at World Vision Canada, and held senior roles in Communications, Public Relations, and Strategy with the company over several years. She achieved certification as an Accredited Business Communicator through the International Association of Business Communicators, has an MA in Journalism and BA in English from Western University in London, Ontario, and is an accomplished public speaker. Marla is an empathetic and astute leader, and shows up with an open mind and heart. She lives near Toronto with her family. For more information, click here.

 

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