Enhancing Adaptive Leadership Through Integral Awareness
In a fragmented and increasingly polarized world, effective leadership in today’s complex environments requires of leaders heightened capacities for integration, collaboration, and creativity—all enhanced by integral consciousness, which prepares leaders to work with conflicts and challenges that are messy, ill-defined and open to multiple interpretations. The Enhancing Adaptive Leadership Through Integral Awareness workshop accelerates the participant’s journey toward Integral Consciousness.
Utilizing an Integral, whole-system change model, participants are offered a step-by-step pathway toward creating powerful change in their professional lives through:
- Waking up: increasing awareness opens pathways for new choices, strategies & actions.
- Cleaning up: making friends with your demons and shadows and cleaning out your closets opens pathways increasing your energy for growth.
- Growing up: with the increasing awareness and energy provided by Waking up and Cleaning up, you can create your own path toward greater perspective-taking, a wider range of appropriate choices in VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) environments engaging complex issues.
Describe and discuss the implications of the evolution of Self and Culture toward integral consciousness
To describe, discuss and apply the Integral-AQAL ‘eye’ to any situation
To describe and discuss key characteristics of adaptive leadership
Distinguish between the characteristics of technical and adaptive problem solving
Describe and apply the Integral Immunity to Change Process in any professional situation
- This course will be of high value to mid-level and senior public servants, military leaders, civil society organizations, and graduate students in relevant fields. It also has value for formal and informal leaders who desire to weave an integral approach into their leadership practices.
Richard McGuigan, PhD is an adult developmental psychologist, integral philosopher and scholar practitioner in the conflict resolution field. He is an expert in multi-party consensus building with 30 years’ experience, he has contributed to numerous public policy initiatives at Canadian federal, provincial and municipal levels and has led many complex problem solving processes involving multi-stakeholder input in the natural resource sector, especially those involving resource access conflicts with Canada’s indigenous people. He coauthored, with Dr. Nancy Popp, Integral Conflict: the New Science of Conflict. His current areas of academic interest and research focus on integral consciousness.