Description: Most of the work we are called to undertake in our communities is not linear or transactional. It’s incredibly complex, so the approach to leadership we cultivate must meet that complexity. Many of us have been through leadership development programs that address our leadership challenges like new year's resolutions: There’s something getting in the way of your leadership so here is a time management tool, here is a list of your strengths, here is a book or a list of things you need to stop doing. The expectation is that you come out of the training and everything is supposed to be different.
But improving our leadership is complicated - it is rooted in our strengths and our fears. So we have to take the time to dig into all of this. The Immunity to Change process recognizes the complexities of what is getting in the way of our leadership and helps cultivate participants’ sense that no matter how complex the challenge - personal, organizational, or societal -, it can be confronted, and we do not have to seek out the most linear solution.
Purpose: To learn about and practice using Immunity to Change as a process for deeply exploring challenges to our leadership commitments and practice deeply exploring challenges to our community’s commitments.