Future Focused Foundations - Collaborating for Impact

 

Course Description 

(April 26 2021 Start)

We live in a world of unprecedented change, volatility, and complexity. Individual, community, environmental, and economic well-being will require individuals, organizations, government, and businesses motivated and prepared to serve as catalysts for interdisciplinary, innovative, and future-focused approaches. Ultimately, the transformative change that will be essential requires a different kind of leadership. Most importantly, it will require everyone at all levels - with or without a title - to be part of the innovation and collaboration. This kind of change will often be one driven by "fourth sector" leaders able to combine the best of the public sector (governments), private sector (for-profits), and social sector (non-profits). This Fourth Sector will require leaders who are willing and able to work across sectors to tackle complicated challenges that the other three sectors have been unable or unwilling to solve.

This course provides an overview of the three components that are essential for future-focused or fourth sectors leadership:  (1) community-led development, (2) strategic foresight, and (3) systems-thinking. Key learnings, how to's, promising practices, and resources will demystify the confusion many are experiencing while illuminating a clearer direction for moving toward a better future.  

Upon completion of this certificate course, participants will be better able to facilitate innovation, systems-thinking, and strategic foresight by:

  • applying new models of leadership development and skill-based learning; 
  • designing strategies that facilitate cross-sectoral dialogue and collaboration;
  • supporting citizen engagement that will drive vital, resilient communities, and;
  • optimizing collective resources.
It includes 7 modules:
 
FF100 ORIENTATION TO FUTURE FOCUSED LEADERSHIP  (April 26, 2021) 
FF101 AMPLIFYING STRENGTHS FOR COLLECTIVE LEADERSHIP (May 3, 2021) 
FF102 WHY COMMUNITY BUILDING? WHY NOW? (May 10, 2021) 
FF103 THE VALUE OF SYSTEMS-THINKING and STRATEGIC FORESIGHT (May 17, 2021)
FF104 OUTCOME-FOCUSED LEADERSHIP: IT'S ABOUT THE WHY (May 31, 2021)
FF105 MEASURING SUCCESS (June 7, 2021)
FF106 BUILDING A COHORT TO DRIVE COMMUNITY-LED DEVELOPMENT (June 14, 2021)
FF107 HOW TO APPLY A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT APPROACH (June 21, 2021)

 

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WHY IS THIS SO IMPORTANT?

 

 

Our Priorities For Maximizing Your Learning 

We will: 

  • simplify complexity
  • ensure meaning and relevance
  • provide practical how-to’s, tools, and resources;
  • accommodate a variety of learning styles;
  • ensure affordability and sustainability
  • provide accountability for learning;
  • offer flexibility in terms of learning paths;
  • promote the development of a culture that reinforces an understanding that everyone is a leader with or without a title;
  • build capacity for organizations, government, and businesses to work at a cross-sectoral level. 

 

Our Unique Approach to Learning

 

While we acknowledge the need for acquiring new knowledge through instruction, additional learner-focused activities such as peer to peer reflection, observing, applying the knowledge in real situations, solving problems, etc. will be equally, if not more important.  Our unique learning journey is facilitated in three specific components.

 

 

 

Participant Commitment:

  • complete the above 3 steps for each of the 7 modules  
  • because our approach "flips" the learning i.e. background reading, viewing a video, and/or quiz must be done before the live webinar to ensure greater interaction and deeper richer learning
  • active participation in all of the webinars is a requirement however, alternatives may be provided in the event of scheduling conflicts  
  • participants will be required to actively participate in discussion, provide feedback to one another, and complete all activities
  • an estimated 3-5 hours of your time per module will be required
  • certification (pass or pass with distinction) will be dependent upon the above 
  • peer as well as instructor assessment will be generated 
 

Cost:

  • $550 per person includes access to all resources, assessment, and certificate.

 

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Modules:

FF100 COURSE ORIENTATION (April 26, 2021) 

FF101 HOW TO AMPLIFY THE STRENGTHS OF COLLECTIVE LEADERSHIP (May 3, 2021)

FF102 WHY COMMUNITY BUILDING? WHY NOW? (May 10, 2021)

FF103 THE VALUE OF SYSTEM THINKING and STRATEGIC FORESIGHT (May 18, 2021)

FF104 OUTCOME-FOCUSED LEADERSHIP: IT'S ABOUT THE WHY (May 31, 2021)

FF105 MEASURING SUCCESS (June 7, 2021)

FF106 BUILDING A COHORT TO DRIVE CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT( (June 14, 2021)

FF107 PLANNING USING A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT APPROACH (the process)  (June 21, 2021)

 

 MODULE

Webinar Date

Module Description

FF100 COURSE ORIENTATION

April 26

Webinar

1:00-2:30  EST

 

This webinar will provide an orientation to the course and the platform being used,  review participant expectations and requirements, and address any questions from participants.

FF101 HOW TO AMPLIFY THE STRENGTHS OF COLLECTIVE LEADERSHIP 

 

May 3

Webinar

1:00-2:30 EST

Our organizations, businesses, communities, and ultimately the world will only get better when our leaders get better. While there is much to celebrate, there are also challenges that will require a collective effort to resolve. An effective future focused leader will be one who encourages and coaches everyone to lead. While it sounds simple, ultimately it requires an investment in the development of leaders particularly those from within non-traditional settings. The practical tools and resources presented in this module will be ideal for anyone committed to ensuring transformative change.

FF102 WHY COMMUNITY BUILDING? WHY NOW?

 

 

May 10

Webinar

1:00-2:30 EST

 

 There is a growing awareness of the importance of community building and its key role in supporting the innovation, relevancy, and sustainability that is essential for both quality of life and economic development in our communities. It will be especially important in addressing complexity and contributing to the innovation and collaboration necessary for delivering individual, social, economic, and environmental benefits in rural communities. 

FF103 THE VALUE OF SYSTEM THINKING and STRATEGIC FORESIGHT

 

 

May 17

Webinar

1:00-2:30 EST

 Today, there is a critical need for leaders who can manage sound day to day operations, as well as invest energy and resources to prepare for a rapidly changing and often uncertain future. We’ll need knowledge not yet known to address problems that we don’t yet know are problems, as well as to be proactive about potential opportunities. This module will provide practical resources and strategies to help you strengthen and position your organization or business to ensure a stronger, healthier, and more vibrant community. 

FF104 OUTCOME-FOCUSED LEADERSHIP: IT'S ABOUT THE WHY

 

May 31

Webinar

1:00-2:30  EST

 

What if there were a way you could (1) communicate powerful results to your stakeholders in annual reports, budgets, marketing materials, and proposals; (2) motivate staff and volunteers; (3) improve performance; and (4) encourage innovation and accountability? Making outcome-focused leadership a priority is the solution and a key strategy for addressing all of the above issues. This module will demonstrate that while outcomes are sometimes challenging to articulate, ultimately they make everything easier. 

FF105 MEASURING SUCCESS

 

 

June 7

Webinar

1:00-2:30 EST

The most effective Future Focused Community Leaders will be those who can assess their progress toward established priorities as well as their impact on the broader community good. Because of this, successful leaders will always need to support the implementation of evaluation as it will bring forward learnings, stories, and reasons for celebrating as well as new outcomes and strategies for moving forward. 

 

FF106 BUILDING THE FOURTH SECTOR COLLABORATORS

 

 

June 14

Webinar

1:00-2:30 EST

Being a Future Focused or Fourth Sector Leader will always involve working with diverse stakeholders that includes the broader public and citizen volunteers in addition to professional staff. This module will share key knowledge, resources, and tools that can be used to recruit and engage a cohort who able to implement impactful community-led initiatives.

FF107 HOW TO APPLY A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT APPROACH (the process)

 

June 21

Webinar

1:00-2:30 EST

Successful future-focused leaders will be those who understand the importance of engaging others to help develop a plan that will inspire and motivate action. Typically this plan needs to include a vision, values, outcomes, and goals and how they are going to be achieved. Despite the importance of planning, it is often neglected or overridden by our desire and impatience to get things moving. However, planning is critical if we are to face complex issues and generate resources for programs, services and initiatives.

 

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