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Transition

Leadership

LAB

leadership

& design

in a rapidly

changing

world.

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...

OBJECTIVES 

 

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:

  • reveal interdependencies 

  • 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

BENEFITS

 

Transition Leadership Lab graduates who complete core assessment tasks and achieve 90% participation in all learning activities can expect to walk away with:

Transition

Leadership

Lab

Foundations Micro-credential

 12 Elective Credits for current RMIT 

Master of Design Futures students 

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 an applicable 

toolkit for leading self & others through times

of transition

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applied knowledge & 

experience that integrates with 

current practice

a curated

library of relevant research

& learning

resources

a network 

of practitioners 

who understand

your context & challenges

CONTENT

 

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:

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MODULE 1:

Classical Vs. Quantum

Theories of Change

 Understand the nature of

complex systems & recognise

ourselves as participants

in these systems.

MODULE 4:

Reflexive Design

In Action

 

Synthesise learnings

develop prototypes

that translate theory

into action.

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MODULE 2:

Vertical

Development

Examine the mindsets &

relational power dynamics

that influence

our response to change.

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MODULE 3:

Stories of

The Future

Explore new sense making

narratives that

facilitate transition from

current to future states.

All content is delivered across a 9-week timeline, which includes orientation & assessment sessions via Zoom.

ECOSYSTEM

 

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.

LAB CONTENT

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SELF-PACED LEARNING

Access reading, viewing

& reflection content via

an online LMS.

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GROUP LEARNING

Engage with curated content, peers & topic experts via Zoom.

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APPLIED LEARNING

Develop, document

& present applied

knowledge for feedback.

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SOCIAL LEARNING

Interact with peers via a moderated, online  collaborative platform.

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PEER COACHING

Be supported by a thinking partner who understands your context & challenge.

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INDIVIDUAL COACHING

Receive a tailored

coaching session to

deepen your practice.

TESTIMONIALS

 

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."

NICOLE HERCUS

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!"

TANYA LEHMANN

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.”

MORGAN WILLIAMS

Strategic & Service Design

FACILITATORS

 

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. 

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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.​ 

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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

(pre-recorded).

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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.

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STRATEGIC

FORESIGHT

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.

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LOGISTICS

 

Transition Leadership Lab participants can expect to dedicate approximately 3 hours per week across a 9-week timeline to their learning journey.

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3 hours

per week

9 week

timeline

10 hours

individual work

15 hours

group work

4 hours

peer coaching

1.5 hour individual coaching

DATES:

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

INVESTMENT:

$1,950 AUD

CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • 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.

APPLICATION

 

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:

APPLICATION DEADLINES:

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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ACCEPT AN INVITATION

TO JOIN

THE LAB 

STEP 5

RECEIVE AN INVITATION

TO JOIN

THE LAB

STEP 4

MAKE YOUR PAYMENT & ENROL BY

JOINING SLACK 

STEP 6