Time: May 5, 2016 from 2pm to 4:30pm
Location: Roots and Shoots, London
City/Town: London SE11 6DN
Website or Map: https://www.google.com/maps/p…
Phone: 020 7587 1131
Event Type: workshop, (post, amed, agm)
Organized By: Roger James Niven
Latest Activity: May 4, 2016
“At the individual level choice takes place within a specific mindset, a context, that determines how we approach strategy….So our strategies will need to discern the patterns in what appears to be chaos”.
Ketan Patel: ‘The Master Strategist’
Delivering Management Development programmes poses many challenges. One is the need to integrate such diverse disciplines as business strategy and self-awareness, financial acuity and communication. Another is facilitating engagement in sensitive discussions amongst people who may differ by or in experience, gender, cultural background, type preference, age or organisational role.
This workshop explores an approach pioneered recently with three business schools. Perhaps counter-intuitively, it uses art, artefacts, history, and maps, to stimulate conversations that generate fresh insights into strategic thinking in organisations. Such conversations may better enable us to explore often competing theories of strategy and leadership as a complex system.
I offer this experimental approach as a potential tool for leadership and management development. It reflects my personal belief that greater awareness of the legacies and culture of other peoples, both within countries and across continents, is important. Each of us is constrained by our own race, gender, and background. Hence, if we are to create organisational strategies that are appropriate to the 21st century, we must look harder and listen more. Only then can we advance robust business models and behavioural theories that have relevance for the people we seek to employ and serve.
Please come prepared share your own perceptions as we seek to recreate some of the “Age of Wonder” (as described by Richard Holmes) of the 18th century when poets were chemists, astronomers were artists, and all faced “the beauty and terror of science”; which transformed the world then - and similarly may yet save the world now.
Roger was a senior operational manager with British Airways before training as a strategy consultant in the USA and subsequently working in Europe and internationally. He then joined a London based bank and now works as an independent.
He is an associate consultant with the School of Management at Cranfield University where he focuses on strategic execution, managing complexity, and programme management. Until 2014 he was a Fellow of the Centre for Leadership Studies at the University of Exeter. He is an occasional faculty member for the Bled School of Management in Slovenia.
Why the fancy dress in the photograph? This will be explained in the workshop.
Further details about Roger may be found on www.tmch.co.uk or through his entries on LinkedIn. If you would like any more information about the workshop Roger may be contacted via E mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everyone is welcome (not just AMED Members), so please feel free to spread the word.
There is no charge for this event as the costs will be covered by our AGM Meeting taking place prior this workshop.
RSVP: If you can, please indicate your intentions in the RSVP panel on the right hand side of this Events web page by 29th April (earlier if possible). Please note that we publicise events different platforms. So the RSVPs you see on this web page do not represent everyone who is coming.
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