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Visionary Leadership in a Turbulent World


Overview:

These are exciting times for organizations globally, there are great opportunities that abound as we look at our globalized world. These are also very challenging times filled with volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA).

Organizations require great leadership to address such challenges, we need leaders who have vision, understanding, clarity and agility to face off the VUCA that are bound in our world today. 

This program will assist managers in their leadership development. It is comprised of five modules that are completed online and a final assignment.

This program requires approximately two hours per week for six weeks.

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Who should attend?

You may use the knowledge and skills developed through this program to improve your leadership and managerial effectiveness, such as:

  • current and prospective leaders, and those looking to build their leadership skill set;
  • those experiencing volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and/or ambiguity (VUCA) in their work and/or home life;
  • executives and managers;
  • industry consultants;
  • entrepreneurs and small business owners.

What'll you learn

In this program, you will learn:

  • Describe and discuss the meaning of the acronym VUCA and its implications for organizational leadership in the 21st century.
  • Effectively apply VUCA Prime as a positive countermeasure to the disorienting effect of VUCA.
  • Understand and apply leadership resilience strategies in the face of VUCA.
  • Discover and discuss processes and practices of innovation as a mechanism to address VUCA.
  • Identify and integrate best practices of change management to support organizational strength within VUCA.
  • Understand the importance of systems coaching for organizational health within VUCA and develop a systems coaching program.

 

Winter 2021 schedule:

January 25 to March 3, 2021

*Schedule is subject to change.

COVID-19 update: All Continuous Learning sessions are being offered online until further notice. Online participation instructions will be emailed to registered learners before the start on their courses/workshops. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

Modules:

  • Understanding VUCA and VUCA Prime – Dr. Rob Elkington (Canada)
  • Leadership Resilience in a VUCA World – Dr. Jennifer Moss Breen (USA)
  • Innovation in a VUCA World – Dr. Bettina von Stam (UK)
  • Change Management in a VUCA World – Dr. Noel Pearse (South Africa)
  • Strategic Systems Coaching for Leaders in VUCA – Madeleine van der Steege (Netherlands)
Registration is open to all!

Online Learning

COVID-19 update: All Continuous Learning sessions are being offered online until further notice. Online participation instructions will be emailed to registered learners before the start on their courses/workshops. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

Online course delivery is a asynchronous format. This means you do not need attend a virtual class, except for the final all-day seminar.

Google Meet or Kaltura Virtual Classroom (through Catalog) will be used for online delivery of this program to support interaction and engagement.

This program will include the following online learning components:
  • Access to a rich multi-media library
  • Threaded discussions
  • Assigned readings

 

Technology requirements

Online learning requirements:

  • Computer with internet access
  • Stable internet or data connection
  • Microphone
  • Webcam*
  • Audio device (examples: speakers, headphones/earbuds, headset)

*Webcam is preferred but not required.

 

There are no additional materials required for this program. 

Fees

Option 1 - Without certificate:

$80 CDN + HST for five modules and final all-day seminar

Option 2 - With certificate:

$280 CDN + HST for five modules, final all-day seminar, final project assessment, and certificate upon successful completion

Note: Certificates will only be distributed to those who have selected the certificate option and successfully complete the program.

Discounts

The Alumni/Staff Discount applies to registration in this full program and these individual classes.

If you are alumni or staff, contact continuouslearning@ontariotechu.ca with your Student/Banner ID before registering for details about how to apply this discount.

Registration

Registration is open!

You can register for this course through the secure online registration form. All course fees must be paid at the time of registration.

Any applicable fees must be paid by credit card at the time of registration. The secure online registration form includes an invoice option for other programs, but this is not an option for the Winter 2021 sessions of Visionary Leadership in a Turbulent World. Learners who select an invoice option at the time of registration will be contacted by Continuous Learning to cancel their registration and instructed to register again using a credit card payment.

To obtain the University Certificate the participant must:
  • Register and make full payment for the certificate option;
  • Actively participant in all components of each online module; and
  • Successfully complete the final project.

Important notes:

  1. Any applicable fees must be paid by credit card at the time of registration. The secure online registration form includes an invoice option for other programs, but is not an option for the Winter 2021 sessions of Visionary Leadership in a Turbulent World. Learners who select an invoice option at the time of registration will be contacted by Continuous Learning to cancel their registration and instructed to register again using a credit card payment.
  2. Certificates will only be distributed to those who have selected the certificate option. Full payment must be received before certificates will be distributed. Certificates require successful completion of certificate requirements to be granted (see Certificate designation tab). Repurchase of the certificate option is not required where a component of the program is approved for deferral.

Policies

Those completing the Social Selling (LinkedIn) workshop are subject the policies of Ontario Tech University and Continuous Learning. Ontario Tech policies can be found in the Policy library. Continuous Learning policies can be found in the Regulations section of the Continuous Learning website. Specifically, those completing the Social Selling (LinkedIn) workshop are expected to adhere to the the General and Open enrolment regulations.

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 Registration Status
Winter 2021: Open

Location
Online*

*All Continuous Learning sessions are being offered online until further notice. Online participation instructions will be emailed to registered learners before the start of their courses. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

 Date 
January 25, 2021 to March 3, 2021

Credential
Certificate or Program completion 

 Fees
No certificate: $80 CDN for six modules + HST

With certificate: $280 CDN for six modules and assessment + HST

ONLINE SECURE REGISTRATION

Contact Information: continuouslearning@ontariotechu.ca