The 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) World is right with us, change is accelerating, many disruptive forces are at play and where multiple crises are likely to abound for the foreseeable future. It has also has ushered in a new era of economic disruption with uncertain socio-economic consequences for Africa.
More than just technology-driven change, the 4IR World presents an opportunity to help everyone to harness converging technologies in order to create an inclusive, human-centred future. It will not only augment how we work but also build new industries. Managers and executives need a paradigm shift in thinking to cope.
This programme is designed to develop and enhance future-fit capabilities in executives to enable organisations to maintain relevance and remain sustainable in a 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) World.
The programme intends to address the execution gap in complex unstable systems where technology is accelerating, and human factors are more important than ever.
The Future-Fit Management programme addresses three broad areas:
- A future-fit look at the business acumen
- Collaborative management or practical systems thinking that results in executable strategies
- Personal mastery in the context of agile ways of working and future-fit organisational cultures
This programme targets (but is not limited to) senior management executives in public and private sector organisations.
Given the Action Learning Approach and structure of the programme, the numbers are limited. The audience is diverse as possible by sector, organisation, function, geography, gender and age.
Key Focus Areas
- Scenario thinking (multi-modal strategies)
- Agile organisation design
- Innovation & creativity
- Ethical design thinking
- Impactful storytelling
Collaborative Management (The Systemic Stairway):
- Sense-making of a complex problem
- Executable decisions
- Commitment management
- Creating value
- Project commissioning
- Action Learning Projects with SMEs
- Complexity thinking
- Resilient collaboration
- Creating psychological safety: Giving and receiving feedback
- Compassion – A way of being to be a force for good in the world
- Module 1
Complexity Thinking, NGO Project Commissioning
- Module 2
Creativity and Innovation:
Resilient Collaboration and Sense-Making
- Module 3
Agile Organisation Design:
- Module 4
Psychological Safety – Giving and Receiving Feedback:
- Module 5
Ethical Design Thinking, Impactful Story Telling:
- Module 6
Final (Action Learning Project) Presentation:
Application, Reflection and Graduation
Key Learning Outcomes
- Develop scenario-based strategies that allow for multi-modal responses in a VUCA world
- create organisations that can thrive in an exponential world
- develop and enhance creative thinking, and its application when innovating through rapid changes
- gain a practical understanding of specific design thinking methodologies for developing new products and services in an agile and ethical manner
- understand and enhance techniques for telling impactful stories to get support for thinking or initiatives with stakeholders
- understand how to use reliable methodologies for entering a messy, unstructured, complex situation and making sense of it rapidly so that they gain a systemic understanding of the situation they need to manage
- understand the execution problem and how to overcome it so that strategies are believable and implementable
- execute strategy and change projects in a disciplined way
- gain a deeper understanding of the commissioning crisis and how to overcome it
- learn quickly in any complex situation so that they encounter and develop confidence that they can bring about meaningful change and high impact
- understand the difference between complicated and complex projects
- gain a practical understanding of the systems’ dynamics underpinning collaboration and how to utilise this to create a functional organisation
- understand the power of psychological safety to unlock people’s best thinking and how to facilitate learning through giving and receiving feedback
To maximize your learning experience, class size will be limited to an exclusive few. The use of a wide variety of case studies and lectures engages faculty and participants in an interactive process of analysis and the acquisition of fresh knowledge.
The mode of delivery for the Future-Fit Management Programme is online.
For more information or application, please contact Stephen Kiror via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or call +254 (0) 745 327 480 (Cell).
Date: 30 November 2020
Cost: Kshs. 150,000/ USD 1500
Mode of Delivery: Online