“The way in which the program was structured and facilitated was masterful, designed to keep both individuals and the group as a whole at our learning edge.”

Laura Harris
Peer Services Officer
Australia Council for the Arts

“Adaptive Leadership has been, and I suspect will remain, the most valuable thing I could have done in my development journey.”

Heather Chaffey
Manager Sustainable Communities
Wentworth Community Housing

“The delivery style did more than facilitate, it helped to nurture the courage for me to really dig deep and see what was underneath the waterline.”

Eugene McGarrell
General Manager Health & Community Engagement

“My collaborative skills were significantly improved as a result and have become a core element of my work and my self awareness…”

Clare Babbage
Senior Consultant

“I have learned: To trust myself, to listen to others, to learn from mistakes, to diagnose systems, to mentor and be mentored, to relish leaving the comfort zone and cherish getting back, to be more grateful and patient, to open more doors.”

Chris Zinn
Consumer Campaigner

“As program leaders, facilitators, educators and individual coaches, the Adaptive Leadership Australia Team brought my learning to life.”

Miranda Shaw
General Manager
Community Health Services & the Sydney Health Care Interpreter Service
Sydney Local Health District

“During the programme I gained a number of deep insights, the sorts that once seen, can't be unseen; and which genuinely changed my view of myself, of others, and of the world around me.”

Brett Andersen
General Manager Tax/Pacific National

Keynote Speaker

We would be delighted to present at your next conference.

Our presentations draw on the best local and international research on leadership, our own experience of leadership across the corporate, government and for-purpose sectors, and decades of experience in facilitation, coaching, psychotherapy and consultancy.

In all of our work we create opportunities for deep learning, supporting participants to connect with their own (and their team’s) purpose, deeply understand the complex problem they are trying to solve or the opportunity they are trying to grasp, and identify which elements require an adaptive response.

We can work with you to co-design the content and process of our session to best meet the needs of your audience. For instance, we recommend linking a key note presentation with an experiential workshop for delegates.

Keynote Speaker Topics

Topics we are regularly asked to present on include:

Adapting your leadership to tackle adaptive or complex problems

Adaptive or complex problems challenge us to go beyond traditional ways of working and traditional ways of leading. The Adaptive Leadership framework, which originated at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, provides a unique approach to deeply understanding the nature of the system in which you are exercising leadership (including the competing commitments held by individuals and groups within that system) and the nature of the problem you are seeking to address. It also provides new ways of understanding what it means to exercise leadership, and the skills, behaviours and mindsets of adaptive leaders.

This presentation covers the core concepts of the Adaptive Leadership framework, and will provide audience members with an opportunity to identify the key adaptive challenges they are facing, and the implications those challenges have for their own ways of exercising leadership.

The Myths of Collaboration. We are often drawn to collaborate. It sounds simple doesn’t it? But what are the myths of collaboration? What does it really involve and what might you have to do differently in order to truly collaborate?

Conflict is great. Learn how to make the most of it.

Do you have a fight or flight response to conflict? Learn the early signs of conflict, how conflict can be a sign of emerging growth and consider ways to work effectively with conflict.

Using Power well.

Feeling powerless? Not sure how to use the power you have for good? Gain an new insight to dimensions of power and the effective use of power in your context.

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For more information about our Keynote topics, and experiential learning opportunities for delegates please get in touch.