We live in an increasingly uncertain world where environmental and social issues are shaping up to provide both the greatest opportunities and challenges for leaders and businesses. Through this uncertainty, organisations and their leaders need to take responsibility for their impact on customers, employees, broader society and the natural environment, while at the same time maximizing profits.
Going further than traditional leadership development programs, SHIFT focuses on the leadership behaviours needed to promote a true sense of purpose toward sustainability throughout an organisation.
Through coaching and project-based experiential learning, leaders will hone specific skills while delving into existing organisational efforts and long-term goals to meet their triple bottom line: profit, people and planet.
SHIFT is designed for courageous professionals eager to deliver environmentally sustainable benefits to society and who want to create a legacy that inspires and empowers future generations.
Business leaders – particularly CEOs and c-level executives – have a responsibility to make the right strategic decisions to navigate their customers, and the wider community’s, complex expectations for a sustainable future.
To do this, they need a finely tuned set of skills and leadership capabilities to drive individual and organisational performance and productivity in such a way that proactively embraces sustainability as a business opportunity rather than a matter of compliance.
This program is for c-level executives who want to be sustainable leaders – people capable of transformational and innovative strategic thinking and experts at collaborating and negotiating with and between diverse and competing stakeholder groups to realize profound change for the organisation, society and the planet.
This program acknowledges the need for a fundamental change in how organisations approach toward sustainability and builds the specific leadership skillsets required to facilitate adoption, and ultimately, a SHIFT in the way we lead our organisations.
We partner with you to customise the SHIFT program around your most pressing challenges to create experiential learning that maximises immediate and long-term positive impact. SHIFT project customization in Module 2 allows participants to expand their sustainability mindset and apply specific skills to the identified “wicked problem”, connect and work with an in-house mentor, and continue with post program collaboration.
Participants make an immediate impact on their organisation by developing systems thinking, practiced through facilitated leadership development modules and a hands-on sustainability project.
The program is delivered in three modules, spread across three months:
At the end of the course, participants will have acquired the critical competencies needed to:
This program can be delivered face to face or virtually and uses a variety of teaching and learning modes.
In-depth personal profiling
Group work on the SHIFT assignment
Systems thinking facilitation & coaching