Apply for our new social leadership programme!

We’re introducing new social leadership programme Sankofa Intergenerational Learning Hub. Check the flyer and find out more by contacting Michael Hamilton at Michael.Hamilton@ubele.org

Deadline for applications is Monday, 3rd December 2018

 
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ABOUT THE COURSES

Appreciative Leadership 

While traditional leadership focuses on problems, Appreciative Leadership focuses on potential, improves organisations and individuals by finding out what is working well and trying to get more out of it. It aims at getting the best out of people who are engaged in a system or a situation. When overwhelmed by negative thinking about mistakes and responsibility, the positive approach of Appreciative Inquiry offers plenty of advantages to meet ever increasing demands. 

Reflecting upon and applying AI tools to real-life cases from participants' everyday work, will enable learners to practise and gain new insights into their current dilemmas. 

 

The Art of Hosting

is a highly effective way of harnessing the collective knowledge and self-organizing capacity of groups of any size.  It is based on the principle that people give their energy and lend their resources to what matters most to them. The Art of Hosting combines a collection of powerful conversational processes to invite people to step in and take charge of the challenges facing them.  The Art of Hosting, when used as a working practice enriches and contributes to the advancement and of an organisation. It prompts better decision-making, increased efficiency and more effective capacity building and greater ability to quickly respond to opportunity, challenge and change. People who experience the Art of Hosting typically say that they walk away feeling more empowered and able to help guide the meetings and conversations they are part of move towards more effective and desirable outcomes.

Action Learning

Founded in the 1950s, action learning is a proven method in the world of professional development. It’s all about transformation for both the individual and the organisation, and has earned a well-respected place on many management, leadership and professional-development programmes. Action learning brings small groups of people together in a supportive context, helping them to grow personally and professionally and to develop their organisations and businesses. One of the many reasons for the success of action learning is that it tackles the real issues faced by people.

Systems Thinking & Systemic Constellations

This offers new frameworks to help emerging leaders understand and manage complexity, to navigate a world of interconnectedness and constant change. The training explores the fundamental principles of Systems Thinking, builds an understanding of the benefits of a shift from a mechanistic to a systemic approach and creates an opportunity to work with the practical applications of systemic principles to solve multidimensional problems. A Systemic Constellation is a facilitated process that reveals hidden dynamics and resources that can bring resolution to internal issues within any relational system – personal, professional or organisational.

Introduction to Black Europe

Participants on the Black Europe training will gain personal and professional insight, new domains of knowledge and practical tools for exploring these issues with the young people, adult learners and communities they work with and live in. The course will also include visits to places of historical and social significance to Black Europeans and to African Diaspora communities in Amsterdam. It will introduce embodiment techniques and processes as an alternative means of exploration and self-expression.

Yvonne Field