Executive Leadership Program
Adaptive Leadership in a Post Truth Era
About The Program
3 x 2 Days of Workshops
Educational leaders are deemed to possess the knowledge and skills to lead their schools
and systems. In a post-truth era which is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous, it is vital that leaders continue to update their capabilities and learn to adapt to the rapidly changing environment. Research clearly indicates that leadership is a process of strategically influencing and managing an organisation with an explicit aim to impact on the performance of staff and the overall performance of an organisation. At the school and
system level, this translates to the achievement of better outcomes through providing direction, developing the capacity of others, pioneering change and establishing a
vibrant organisational culture.
Aasha Murthy, CEO of ACEL has designed and is the convenor of this unique program with content derived from diverse fields woven together to provide holistic professional development for leaders at various stages in their careers. The program is designed with a strong emphasis on innovation, collaboration and creativity with opportunities for reflection, group interaction, experimental learning, and exposure to daily practices. The program will also feature guest lectures from experts in multiple domains.
Anyone in a leadership role wanting to update or refine their skills to suit the rapidly changing environment
6 days of face-to-face workshops
- Workshop 1 – 2 days face-to-face
- Workshop 2 – 2 days face-to-face
- Workshop 3 – 2 days face-to-face
Day 1: Leadership and Self
Participants will engage with and apply theories in adaptiveness and organisational metaphors; flow, vital engagement and self-concept
Day 2: Leadership and Others
Participants will engage with and apply theories in organisational learning and collective wisdom; emotional intelligence, empathy and resonant leadership
Day 3: Leadership and Teams
Participants will engage with and apply theories in situational leadership and performance management; building great teams
Day 4: Leadership and Excellence
Participants will engage with and apply theories in personal branding and the art of rhetoric; happiness and appreciative inquiry
Day 5: Leadership and Futures
Participants will use the RACE framework to strategic planning and strategic innovation covering key concepts like PESTEL Analysis, Porter’s Activity systems and Blue Ocean Strategy
Day 6: Leadership and the World
Participants will engage with and apply theories in intercultural learning, leading globally and group presentations.
The content of each session has a firm foundation in the most current leadership research. Each workshop is highly practical with significant time allocated for reflection.
A New Zealander now based in Sydney, Aasha has lived and worked in many countries including the USA, Europe, England, and the Middle East.
Aasha is currently CEO of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL). Her senior corporate roles have included amongst others; CEO of AFS Australia, Managing Director of Starbucks Coffee - Australia and New Zealand, Head of Operations for Weight Watchers Asia Pacific, Director Meal Solutions for the Woolworths Group NZ and Marketing Director for Genetco and National Training Institute, in the lower Persian Gulf. She is also the Adjunct Principal Associate of the Academy for Collaborative Futures.
Aasha has a proven track record in delivering growth in revenue and bottom line profitability through expansion into new markets/channels, building strong brand equity, reinvention of product portfolios and the delivery of operational excellence. She has an informed perspective of markets in the Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America across several industry sectors and has a keen understanding of the key drivers of success in the prevailing global context, having stewarded regional operations of large multi-national organisations.
Aasha has been the Executive in Residence for the Business School in Auckland University and visiting faculty at the Waikato Management School, Waikato University. She lectures on Leadership, Strategic Planning, Strategic Innovation, and Reaching Global Markets. She is an active Council Member on the GLG Research Management Platform and a member of the Stanford’s Who’s Who list of key influencers in Australia.
Aasha has a passion for developing talented young people by providing them with exciting learning opportunities through formal education as well as experiential learning. She regularly speaks at conferences and seminars across the Asia-Pacific on topics that include leveraging diversity, challenges of female leadership and leading multi-cultural teams.
Program Dates & Costs
Workshop 1: Friday 16 and Saturday 17 March
Workshop 2: Friday 8 and Saturday 9 June
Workshop 3: Friday 24 and Saturday 25 August
Cost: $3500 (includes 3 nights accommodation + meals)
For further information, or to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org