Building Capacity for Change: Situational Leadership (new)

Presented by: 
Jessica Earle-Meadows
Friday, April 13, 2018 - 9:00am
Point Grey Campus
AMS Student Nest, Room 2306/09
Part of the "Building Capacity for Change" Series

Program Summary

  • Are you curious about how you can influence positive change through your own actions and behaviours?
  • Would you like more insight on how your personality, conflict style and roles that you assume in groups can help or hinder accomplishing project tasks?
  • Are you simply interested in learning more about yourself, how you behave at work, and how you could change to be more effective?

While organizational change is something that can feel like it’s happening “to us” or “around us” by leaders at the top, we also influence how change takes place through our individual behaviours and responses. How do I show up in change and how do I want to?

What you will learn:

  • Locate yourself and how you tend to “show up” in teams and amidst change using a reflective process drawing from your workplace experience
  • Self-assess your role(s) in teams and ways of navigating change through an overview of the Thomas-Kilmann conflict mode instrument and Deloitte’s business chemistry model for assessing different patterns of behaviour in the workplace
  • Reflect via small group discussion so that you can more thoughtfully choose how you show up – and when your role(s) can be helpful or unhelpful
  • Differentiate situational leadership from positional leadership, and when/how you can apply situational leadership amidst change to help achieve outcomes

How you will learn:

  • Blend of Personal reflection and Self-assessment using diagnostic tools
  • Group Discussion
  • Theory

About Your Facilitator

Jessica Earle-Meadows works with organizations and teams to evolve and change their culture in order to achieve strategic results such as effectiveness, productivity, and engagement. Specifically, in her consulting and group coaching projects she designs developmental processes for organizational transitions and growth, and builds capacity for desired outcomes through transformative learning experiences and programs. Her consulting practice focuses on participatory methods so that the people influenced by change have access to influencing it, and are equipped to integrate the effects of it ongoingly.

Over the past twelve years, Jessica has created and led: several multi-year culture change initiatives in higher education; a national conference for entrepreneurs and leaders in social change; leadership development programs in two Canadian universities and a national social change network; cross-national empowerment programming for girls and women; dozens of leadership coaching programs for leaders and professionals; as well as cultivating an expertise facilitating contentious and challenging events involving diverse stakeholders across the not-for-profit, social enterprise, and higher education sectors. She believes in shining a light on what needs to change, and believes in results-based consulting, coaching, and programming.

Jessica most recently managed a small team at the University of British Columbia's Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT), where she led the bi-annual Course Design Intensive as well as a Process Design and Facilitation workshop series. Jessica holds an MA in Human Systems Intervention and is an Integral Coaching Canada Coach.

About the “Building Capacity for Change” Series

The only thing constant and predictable is change. Now more than ever, it’s the new normal. At a University, it’s ongoing as leaders come and go, economy shifts the University landscape, and related organizational change happens. How do we adapt and adjust our way of doing things so that our capacity to weather ongoing change is strong?

The “Building Capacity for Change” 3-part series is a capacity-building “toolkit” for professionals who seek to improve how they respond to change within their own teams and organizations. Please review all three sessions Situational Leadership, Team Dynamics, Organizational Structures and Systems.

Event Details

Building Capacity for Change: Situational Leadership (new)
Friday, April 13, 2018
FULL! Session A: 9:00am-12:00pm
Session B: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Point Grey Campus
Building: The AMS Student Nest
Address: 6133 University Blvd.
Room: 2306/09 (second floor)


Register here for session B or to be added to the waitlist for session A.

Please note that Sessions A and B are the same. Please only register for one session.

All registered participants will receive a confirmation email. The AAPS PD Program is exclusively for members of AAPS.

This is the first in the three part series. You can view parts two and three.

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