Emerging Leaders in Crisis online
An immersive leader development accelerator and learning lab for early-to-mid career professionals. Make a leap forward in your ability to lead and your proficiency with the thinking and practices of meta-leadership.
Designed specifically for leaders on the rise, this week-long highly interactive program uses active learning techniques to explore meta-leadership topics critical to reaching one’s potential: character and one’s moral compass; building and motivating high performance teams; making critical decisions; resolving conflict and fostering collaboration; and more. Participants will engage in an innovative “leadership learning lab” to practice the concepts and skills acquired in the program. They also build a valuable network of peers that will last beyond the program. The diverse faculty draw on their decades of front line experience and field research to ensure that all content is pragmatic and compelling. Participants receive an exclusive comprehensive meta-leadership toolkit and other course material.
You should be on a desired career track for a leadership role in crisis preparedness, response, recovery, mitigation, security/intel and business continuity. Participants from federal, state, and local government agencies, private, and non-profit organizations who are charged with managing a team or group and include team leads, directors, mid-level managers, project/program managers, analysts.
This is a competitive selection process. Applications will be reviewed and you will be notified by email on status of admission into the program. Only 65 seats are available.
Program Dates: March 2022 TBD
Cohort I: March 15 – 19, 2021. Applications are now closed for this course.
Tuition Fee: $5,595.00
Short essays in response to three questions you will be asked.
One, 2-hour, on-line social event to allow for participant introductions and networking prior to the beginning of the course.
Syllabus and Learning Objectives
Each day will consist of three sessions; sessions are 2 hours in length. Session times are 9:30 – 11:30 AM, 12:30 – 2:30 PM, and 3:00 – 5:00 PM EST. Students will invest a total of 30 learning hours.
9:30 AM– 11:30 AM, Session 1: The Fundamentals of Meta-leadership
- Provide the basics of the Meta-leadership thinking and practice model.
- Understand the nature of complexity and the role of leadership.
- Set goals and expectations for the course.
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM, Session 2: Toolkit basics
- Introduction to the tools in the Meta-leadership Toolkit.
- Basic understanding of the application of the tools.
- Begin to build the thinking and practicing Meta-Leader.
3:00 – 5:00 PM, Session 3: Traps
- Understand how the traps could impede Meta-Leaders progress.
- Gain a working knowledge of how to identify, avoid, and free yourself from a trap.
Tuesday: BUILDING THE CHARACTER OF THE META-LEADER
9:30 – 11:30 AM, Session 1: Navigating Your Brain
- Grasp the basics of navigating the brain of the Meta-Leader.
- Begin to value and engage in self-awareness techniques.
- Understand the power of influence over authority.
12:30 AM – 2:30 PM, Session 2: Emotional Intelligence
- Gain a basic understanding of the emotionally intelligent Meta-Leader.
- Develop the capability to put emotional intelligence into practice.
- Understand the relationship of emotional intelligence and navigating the brain.
3:00 – 5:00 PM, Session 3: Your Moral Compass
- Consider the implications of a moral compass.
- Define and recognize virtuous behaviors of the Meta-Leader.
- Understand the traps associated with poor use of the moral compass.
Wednesday: THE TRANSACTIONAL META-LEADER
9:30 – 11:30 AM, Session 1: Connectivity
- Understand the value of mutually beneficial human relationships.
- Learn to lead up, down, across, and beyond.
- Develop a basic ability to create a Situation Connectivity Map.
- Identify traps associated with dis-connectivity.
12:30 – 2:30 PM, Session 2: Driving and Efficient Process
- Develop the capacity to utilize the POP-DOC decision model.
- Understand the value of the Cone-in-the-Cube to manage perceptions.
- Grasp the key concepts of knowledge acquisition via the Driving to the Knowns Tool.
3:00 – 5:00 PM, Session 3: Resolving Conflict – Driving Collaboration
- Gain a basic awareness of the Walk-in-the-Woods as a concept to resolve conflict.
- Understand the importance of resolving conflict.
- Develop a working knowledge of the tool to drive collaborative problem solving.
Thursday: THE TRANSFORMATIONAL META-LEADER
9:30 – 11:30 AM, Session 1: Pivot
- Understand when and how to PIVOT demonstrating adaptability to changing conditions.
- Value the need to routinely assess your team and the situations in which you lead to know when a PIVOT is needed.
- Identify traps that may occur when a leader fails to PIVOT effectively.
12:30 AM – 2:30 PM, Session 2: Transformative Lifecycle
- Understand the fundamentals of the Meta-Leadership transformative lifecycle
- Gain an ability to apply the lifecycle in their workplace.
- Identify the traps associated with failure to transform or failure to utilize the lifecycle appropriately.
3:00 – 5:00 PM, Session 3: The Arcs of Time
- Understand the general concepts related to Arcs of Time.
- Develop a working knowledge of how to:
- Design and construct your own Arcs of Time,
- Develop a strategy that will help you traverse each arc you design.
- Identify the traps or missed opportunities associated with poorly designed arcs or inadequate strategies to successfully traverse them.
Friday: LEARNING LAB
9:30 – 11:30 AM, Session 1: The character of the Meta-Leader
- Understand the key principles of the character of the Meta-Leader.
- Differentiate between positive and negative character traits.
- Recognize the consequences of poor character.
12:30 – 2:30 PM, Session 2: Connecting, Acting, Adapting, and Responding
- Gain a greater understanding of the power of connectivity over dis-connectivity.
- Attain a greater working knowledge of POP-DOC as a decision making tool.
- Become more aware of the value of the Arcs of Time and the Transformative Leadership Lifecycle to enable adaptation and response.
3:00 – 5:00 PM, Session 3: Summary and Conclusion
- Continue to build and strengthen your Meta-Leadership NPLI network
- Understand the principles of Meta-Leadership.
- Become motivated to apply the Meta-Leadership tools in the work you do.
Here’s what ELC alumni have to say about their experience…
“This was the most enriching and phenomenal program I have ever had the honor of attending. Both professional (leadership tools, shared experiences) and personally (the need to take care of yourself, etc.) this program is continuing to have a profound impact on my day to day, both in and out of work.” – ELC 2019 alumni
“The program offered examples of real crises and provided tools that leaders had used to manage these crises. This experience is extremely helpful to me in my job as well as my personal development. I was very impressed with the planning and organization that went into this program which resulted in a very high quality product.” – ELC 2019 alumni