Learning to lead from wherever you are
Price of $199.99 USD
To sign up go to the Innovation website
We start again with our second cohort in May!
We know you are the kind of individual that has integrity, ethics, and wants to learn. Time to nourish yourself, grow and learn. Time to bring in new learning not usually talked about in our sector and use group coaching to gain insights from peers.
Do I suit this kind of process?
Do you work with a number of team members and stakeholders, and want to get the best out of everyone to make change happen?
Are you working with team members remotely and want to improve how you work with them?
Are you having trouble with your own motivation and want a boost?
Are you bored of having meetings on risk and compliance tasks, and looking to connect more deeply with other change makers?
Are these too many questions? Probably. We know that the reason for taking time to grow isn’t the same for everyone.
This workshop blends learning and group coaching, to help you improve yourself and your work. This isn’t about a theoretical text book.
We promise to hold space for you to be comfortable and maintain tension – where the magic happens. We promise to draw on some excellent leaders and writers. And we promise you will have fun doing it!
What does the workshop cover?
‘Covers skills that are not normally discussed in the aid sector’
Amos Doornbos, Head of Humanitarian Strategy and Systems, World Vision
Every week we will dig deep into a topic and help you grow as a leader and change maker.
We will help you overcome challenges that you identify – and talk about your wins!
- Reflect and act on your values throughout the workshop
- Practically engage in coaching and supporting each other to grow
- Grasp different worldviews – helping you to work with others
- Learn how you can get buy-in from stakeholders
- Engage in a potentially less comfortable conversation – about racism, belonging and inclusion
- Work through decision-making processes
- Strengthen your skills in showing empathy – a core skill needed for a true change maker
We bring in key learning from famous writers and researchers, and our lessons from working in social justice and ‘aid’, learning from people who you won’t normally come across on other courses.
We draw on Brené Brown, Ibram X. Kendi, Tiffany Jana, Douglas Stone, Sheila Heen, Adam Grant, Seth Godin and Ben Horowitz – to name a few!
How is the workshop structured?
This is not your usual online workshop. We take a group-coaching approach – helping each other grow in every session.
We use our tried-and-tested engagement techniques to ensure we go beyond learning facts – there will be no PowerPoint slides!
You will dig deep and learn by doing – leading to behaviour change. The workshop will include weekly tasks to complete, group discussions, individual coaching for you and online discussions. This is an inclusive workshop and you can participate from anywhere in the world!
The programme involves about 3-5 hours work per week (more for those who have time), including a 75-minute Zoom call on Tuesdays at 1pm GMT (2pm BST). We hope this time works as best as possible for different time zones. It’s really important to make this call every week.
‘Warning‘ – the aim is to make transformation happen for you, which means sharing and at times feeling uncomfortable. Tension, trust and empathy make change happen. This isn’t really a ‘warning’, more a point to say we will be with you and we’ll support you as a team.
Is this workshop for me?
Did we mention about using empathy as a tool for change? We will..
If you’re newly managing projects or people, or engaging with clients, other leaders, communities and end users this workshop will provide you with key skills to help you excel.
If you are feeling as though you need to re-energise yourself then you are in the right place. Change is hard and we all need some support to grow. This will be the group to help you make that change happen.
If your values cover things like trust, empathy, learning and integrity – you are in the right place!
Whether you work as a consultant, or for a large or small organisation, this workshop will build your skills and give you insights into the world around you.
What will happen after the course?
A unique, closed (confidential) community will be created for each cohort, allowing a deeper level of interaction and establishing stronger connections across the globe. We’ll also run special events just for you later in the year.
You will also get access to the wider, already established community.
The admin stuff
Register by 1 May
First materials will be released 1 May
Meet and greet on 6 May at 1pm GMT (this is our first dive into being together, with no preparation required)
Three group coaching sessions on 11 May, 18 May and 24 May at 1pm GMT – we really (really) recommend attending all.
Each week we release two prompts to complete during the week – so it’s a bit intense – the good part being you complete around your own daily schedule.
Workshop finishes 28 May – with the friendships started and group discussions continuing forever. For those that complete all six prompts, bonus materials will be released!
Who are the facilitators?
We want to facilitate your journey – that’s the important part, and something we have bundles of experience in.
Here’s a more traditional blurb:
Mo Ali will lead the facilitation. Mo has worked in the aid sector for over 15 years, often as a team leader or ‘adviser’. He doesn’t like being called either, as really his role has been to facilitate change. Mo focuses on facilitation not giving advice, and listening not telling. He has been a coach and facilitator for alumni of Akimbo workshops – cutting-edge online workshops in the private sector – for which he has a lot to thank them for, for showing him a different way of working.
Beez Fedia is a user experience expert and serial entrepreneur. He focuses on empowering clients and improving user experience. Beez has over 15 years’ experience working in the private sector, for start-ups and helping social entrepreneurs on their journeys. Beez will support you through your path less trodden.
What are my next steps?
Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the workshop and how we can make change happen together.
Or – take the leap and book!