The environmental challenges surrounding us demand the best efforts of teams of people with diverse skills and perspectives. This course empowers participants with integrative leadership skills for making meaningful progress on these tough problems. Participants will get hands-on experience with techniques for diagnosing environmental challenges requiring integrative leadership, coping with conflicts and paradoxes, and engaging the public and other stakeholders to move forward on shared agendas and concerns. Facilitators from the U of M's Center for Integrative Leadership will lead these interactive workshops.
Spring 2013 Forum Schedule
The Forum for Integrative Leadership Development takes place between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on two successive Fridays: April 5 and 12. This experience is not for spectators! Over the course of the program, leadership practices will be introduced and then practiced and applied by participants in an experiential, learning lab format. Participants will sharpen their abilities to address common challenges in leading diverse groups to work on wicked environmental problems, practice conflict management and polarity mapping tools for engaging in thorny environmental dilemmas, learn from examples of successful integrative leadership; and build networks among participants with differing perspectives and skills.
Participation in both sessions (April 5 and 12) is required to take part in the integrative leadership training.