Can leadership really be taught? Can it even be learned?
In today’s world, public, private, and nonprofit organizations all want to develop leaders who are stronger, more capable, and more effective in the difficult work they do. That’s why they invest in leadership development for their top professionals, sending them to leadership seminars and hiring consultants to work with them extensively. But times and issues are more challenging than ever, and leaders in organizations find themselves looking for innovative solutions and more frequently being challenged for the decisions they make and the steps that they take. The leadership development practitioners working with them, then, have to be more prepared than ever to work with senior-level executives who face complex problems and operate in high-pressure environments
"The Art and Practice of Leadership Development throws us together as colleagues for an intense week of illustrating, examining, and experiencing questions about our own beliefs and practice; unearthing and then exploring some of our deeply-held assumptions about leadership and pedagogy; and experimenting in real time with the ideas we are talking about. For those of us on the faculty, it is a highlight of our year and a significant annual passage in our own professional development."
~ Marty Linsky, Faculty Chair
“More so than any other program, this one goes right to the heart of leadership.” ~ Participant, APL
“I learned very little about what I'd expected to learn, but I learned a great deal in the ‘don't know you don't know’ category. My learning will continue long after the course's conclusion because of the numerous opportunities to practice what I have learned.” ~ Participant, APL
“I did not come to this program to learn about myself. I came to learn methods. What most influenced me was the learning about myself and how that will impact my teaching.” ~Participant, APL