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Leaders standing still (6 x 2hours)

14 January 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Leaders standing still…

A 3-month online leadership reflection space with peers and mentors

Become part of a small peer coaching group, all leaders-in-times-of-transition; combining the systemic and organisational with a deeply personal perspective. (2 starting dates – 2 different times)

2020 was hard, was strange, was big change. Transitioning through an ever-shifting context is a complex and often tricky journey. Creating a work culture that can navigate these changes, means moving to a new way of thinking and working. That needs some pausing, reflecting, re-orienting.

The start of the new year brings some hope (like a possible vaccin), but many big challenges are not going away soon. We offer ‘an online retreat space’ where you can reorient for the times ahead. 

Navigating through these uncertain times, many questions can come up – challenges to our default systems and ways of being, some at the organisational level, while others touch deeply on the personal level:
– How can I support more distributed leadership and clarity without falling back into hierarchy or power struggle?
– Where does my optimism come from?
– How can my vulnerability provide strength to others?
– I fear and can’t handle all the projections coming my way (like people getting angry when things don’t go smoothly enough or quickly enough)?
– What if we don’t succeed?
– What if I don’t know?

Outer change requires inner change. The new dynamic leadership requires you to have a better sense of self AND beyond. Often, as leaders we lack dedicated, scheduled time to reflect on all these dimensions, and we lack a safe learning space with peers to share our questions with.

Since envisioning this reflection space some months ago, our world has changed dramatically. As we all move together into virtual space it raises for us questions of connection and belonging; of trust and inclusion. Now more than ever there exists a need to sense the whole together. What if this time brings us opportunities to nudge the boundaries of understanding of ourselves and others? What if this is exactly the right time to lean into some of the practices we’ve not yet made space for?

You will learn

. New ways of exploring and reflecting in order to grow a wider/deeper perspective of yourself and others which you can apply in your daily work
. To find a new/better sense of centre; crucial for helping you take next steps in supporting your organisation’s transition to new (self management) practices
. That a well hosted space, designed to be fully present, can be quite transformative

The commitment

. A 2-hour session online (Zoom) every two weeks
. Over 3 months
. optional: 1 hour, in the off week to work in pairs
. 6 to maximum 8 participants

This ‘reflection space or retreat’ is not designed as a training (including pre-reading, syllabus material or a syllabus outline). We adapt our reading material suggestions etc. as part of our 3-month schedule with participants, based on the topics that arise in conversation.

We will

. Offer a space with a lot of humility and warmth for where people are and the paradoxes they’re facing
. Invite slow-paced conversation, a lot of sharing, going deep on the topics
. Be, along with your fellow participants, on a similar journey to you. We will sense together ways to create opportunities for learning and growth

You will walk away with

. The power and depth of sharing stories, knowledge and wisdom amongst peers – the power of collective intelligence and wisdom
. The deeper understanding and embodiment of ‘inner is outer’ and ‘outer is inner’ – seeing more relationships, thus seeing more points of possible actions
. New examples, practices and useful advice in transitioning to self management
. The experience of a safe and inspiring learning space

Your Hosts

Ria BaeckRia Baeck

Ria is a member of the Percolab Belgium team. The question that always guides Ria’s work is: what is the next bit of potential that is ready to take form – in individuals, teams, organizations and large systems – with just a little bit of help? Together with this enduring curiosity – also in her personal life – Ria’s almost 30 years’ professional experience and her capacity to create safe learning spaces, have made her a master support for real participatory and innovative approaches. Ria easily sees the link between the limits of the personality of the leader and what doesn’t work on the systemic level of the organization. Always scanning what’s new in work, collaboration and co-creation, she combines a range of tools and practices that are useful and effective. She is known for her embodied presence and inner repose, as well as her highly developed sensing skills, crucial in designing emergent processes.

Mary O'KeeffeMary O’Keeffe

Mary is a collaboration coach, trainer and facilitator weaving agile practices, emergent organisational change and self-management practices in helping individuals and organisations collectively design structures and practices for complex, emergent futures. She is a director and team member at Loomio, a worker owned co-operative, contributor at Enspiral and founder of Hatchling Ltd, a consulting company based in Wellington, New Zealand

Join one of our next cohorts starting 14th or 21st of January 2021!

These coaching groups will meet every 2 weeks, for 3 months:
– cohort on US-Europe time: hosted by Ria Baeck and Cari Caldwell; dates: Jan.14 & 28; Febr.11 & 25; March 11 & 25, 2021. Calls will start at 8.00am PacificT, 11.00am ET/New York, 5.00pm CET/Paris

– cohort on Europe-Australia time: hosted by Ria Baeck and Marie O’ Keeffe; dates: Jan. 21; Febr. 4 & 18; March 4 & 18; April 1. Calls will start at 8.00am Paris/CEST time, 8.00pm New Zealand time. 

If these dates do not work for you, please still apply, as we will start later cohorts in Spring!

Course Fees

Regular Price: 1500 € + VAT
Includes up to 2 x individual 1-hour coaching sessions per person over the course of 3 months

Scholarships: We have discounts for people with smaller budgets + Interest free Payment plans available on request. Get in touch if that’s you and want to join!

Are you a business and would you like to enroll multiple participants? Contact us for VAT invoices, group discounts, and inquires for in-house courses.

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14 January 2021
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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