In this 2-day training program you will experience an active introduction in how to enlarge and enhance your influence. You will focus on yourself, on others and on the environment in order to create the dance floor for the “dance with dragons.”
The Dance With Your Dragons training has touched me on a personal level. The training activated me to turn a weakness into an opportunity.
After the training I felt kind of restless in a good way. Compliments!
– Bas Antonis (STUDIO.WHY, the Netherlands)
Tolerance for complexity is an important skill for a change leader, as well as the ability to distinguish a problem to solve from a polarity to manage. In this training you will learn the principles of polarity thinking and practice the both/and thinking that is connected with it.
The concept of polarities is an ancient one. Research on this mode of thinking stems from the field of psychology. Barry Johnson, founder of the Polarity Partnerships, has developed a model to visualize the both/and thinking. This model, the Polarity Map, will be used in the training. You will experience the power of thinking in polarities and how it will help you to be more innovative and agile.
- Constructive change and dragons
- You as a creative leader
- Planning for the future: walking the Polarity Map
- Creative climate
- Emotional intelligence
- Tolerance for ambiguity
Transform yourself: Identify the personal features that allow you to walk the talk of a creative leader.
Transform climate: Set the climate for innovative mindsets in your organization.
Transform dilemma: Leverage the paradoxes that come with your challenges and opportunities.
– Thinc-er in residence (Rejig, Ireland)
Liz and Branko gave us in a creative way guidance: the personal scores on the leadership polarities provide participants with tools to become a more aware dancer!
– Elise Verberg (the netherlands,
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Facilitators: Liz Monroe-Cook and Branko Broekman
Originally skilled as a landscape architect and environmental engineer, Branko experienced the power of creative thinking when he was working as a project leader on the restoration of natural areas at the Ministry of Transportation and Water Management in the Netherlands. It made him decide to pursue his Master in Creativity and Change Leadership at the International Center for Studies in Creativity, in Buffalo, New York. He lives his artistic creativity as a sculptor.
Who will attend?
Leadership is about action, not position. Anyone who acts as a catalyst or facilitator of change will benefit of this training. We expect change leaders, (project)managers, consultants and facilitators to take part. No special prior knowledge is required. Just wear your curious hat and bring on your active & sharing attitude.
– Anthony Hyatt (Moving Beauty, Maryland, U.S.)
The energetic duo Liz Monroe-Cook and Branko Broekman take participants on an inspiring journey through various creative methods.
On the way you stop regularly to look at yourself and are challenged to read your own acting, emotions and experiences.
In a relaxed atmosphere you work intensively towards an inspiring encounter with your own dragon.
– Erik Koldewijn (ROC Twente, the netherlands)
Early Bird Fee € 995
Applicable until October 7
This training is organized in co-creation with COCD and the Academy for Creative Leadership.
The general terms of the Academy are applicable.
Are you curious about how best to apply the lessons of creativity to your leadership?
Register here to learn how to dance with your dragons.