The convergence of economic, ecological & cultural forces is generating unprecedented disruption.
A 9-WEEK LEARNING LAB FOR
DESIGN, LEADERSHIP & CHANGE PRACTITIONERS
Design, leadership & change practitioners are tasked with providing organising structures & leading processes that prepare people, organisations & large-scale systems for this new reality.
As practitioners with influence & agency, we are responsible for enhancing our own transition, design & leadership capacities in order to skilfully AND mindfully lead through this liminal time.
Transition Leadership Lab is here to help...
Transition Leadership Lab enhances practitioner skill sets and mindsets for leading amidst disruption. It is safe a container for practitioners to discover, apply knowledge, receive support & grow by learning together through action.
EXPAND YOUR SYSTEMS THINKING SKILL SET
Engage with emergent theories, tools & practices that help you and your stakeholders see the fuller picture. Learn how to:
synthesise multiple perspectives
engage others in identifying the real problem
EVOLVE YOUR AWARENESS MINDSET
Cultivate your capacity to see yourself, others & systems in ways you didn’t before. Learn how to:
maintain equanimity amidst disruptive conditions
examine the hidden motives for behaviour
bring deeper wisdom to every action
ENHANCE THE VALUE YOU PROVIDE TO OTHERS
Increase the contribution you bring as a strategic asset for navigating rapidly changing environments. Learn how to:
apply emergent theory in practical ways
combine intellectual rigour with mindful presence
help others make sense of complex & uncertain times
Transition Leadership Lab graduates who complete core assessment tasks and achieve 90% participation in all learning activities can expect to walk away with:
12 Elective Credits for current RMIT
Master of Design Futures students
toolkit for leading self & others through times
applied knowledge &
experience that integrates with
library of relevant research
your context & challenges
Transition Leadership Lab introduces a trans-disciplinary learning approach that draws from theories of change, participatory action research, distributed leadership, vertical development, human centred design and strategic foresight. Each module builds on what came before by introducing curated praxis that facilitates reflexivity & action:
Classical Vs. Quantum
Theories of Change
Understand the nature of
complex systems & recognise
ourselves as participants
in these systems.
& develop prototypes
that translate theory
Examine the mindsets &
relational power dynamics
our response to change.
Explore new sense making
facilitate transition from
current to future states.
All content is delivered across a 9-week timeline, which includes orientation & assessment sessions via Zoom.
Transition Leadership Lab offers a blended learning ecosystem grounded in the principles of mutuality and learning-through-action to facilitate deep engagement for a maximum 9 person cohort size.
Access reading, viewing
& reflection content via
an online LMS.
Engage with curated content, peers & topic experts via Zoom.
& present applied
knowledge for feedback.
Interact with peers via a moderated, online collaborative platform.
Be supported by a thinking partner who understands your context & challenge.
Receive a tailored
coaching session to
deepen your practice.
What Transition Leadership LAB participants say about their learning experience with us...
"I got so much from connecting with fellow purpose driven practitioners; I added new frameworks to my tool kit inside a container that enabled deep transformation around my place within the systems I work in."
Organisational Development & Culture Change
"Learning and development that fundamentally changes how you perceive yourself in the world, done in a way that is held so skilfully, so generously and so authentically... it will change your life!"
Organisational Development, Leadership & Change
"The highlight for me was an enhanced set of skills, mindsets and lenses to transition the world from here, to where it could be in the future… and the awareness that I could help the world make that transition.”
Strategic & Service Design
Transition Leadership Lab is led by a trans-disciplinary team of research-practitioners who specialise in design, foresight & action research led transition toward sustainable futures.
Susanna Carman, MDF
Susanna is the host & lead facilitator for Transition Leadership LAB.
She is a Strategic Designer who specialises in
leadership, learning & design for a rapidly changing world.
Lisa Norton, MFA
Lisa is a guest facilitator for Transition Leadership LAB. She is a professor of design leadership at Parsons’ School of Design where she mentors designers contending with complexity.
Hilary Bradbury, PhD
Hilary is a guest facilitator for Transition Leadership LAB. She is an author, editor & scholar-practitioner focused on the human & organisational dimensions of creating healthy communities
Dana Carman, BSES
Dana is a guest facilitator for Transition Leadership LAB. He is an expert in human & organisational transformation who brings an Integral Whole Systems Approach to complex organisational change.
Kieran Murrihy, MSF
Kieran is a research partner & guest facilitator for Transition Leadership LAB. He is an award winning futurist who works with communities & organisations to respond to change in their operating environments.
Transition Leadership Lab participants can expect to dedicate approximately 3 hours per week across a 9-week timeline to their learning journey.
1.5 hour individual coaching
Monday, July 5th to Friday, September 3rd, 2021. We will be opening the application process from Friday, April 9th, 2021.
WEEKLY GROUP ZOOM SESSION TIMES:
Australia EST, Wednesdays 12pm-1:30pm, final session Friday, September 3rd, 12pm-1:00pm
United States PST, Tuesdays 7:00pm-8:30pm, final session, Thursday September 2nd 7pm-8:00pm
In the case of Transition Leadership Lab cancellation or postponement, participants have the choice of receiving either a full refund or a transfer of funds to the next available cohort.
Participant cancellation within 21 days of the start date results in a choice of receiving either a full refund or a transfer of funds to the next available cohort.
Participant cancellation within 14 days of the start date results in receiving a 50% refund or transfer of funds to the next available cohort.
Participant cancellation within 7 days of the start date results in no refund or transfer of funds to the next available cohort.
Transition Leadership Lab participation is by application. The application and enrolment process is designed to ensure optimal conditions for peer learning, reflection and action.
If you feel this learning journey is right for you, please follow the steps outlined below:
We are accepting expressions of interest for the July 2021 cohort, so please feel free to complete the EOI below and schedule a discovery session.
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