A leader is someone who knows what to do when the script suddenly changes.
— Umair Haque, HBR, 2016

For the past three decades, the acronym VUCA has been used to describe our multilateral world, indicating a context that is Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous. While organizations seek to leap into the future, there are many opposite forces, internally and externally, that resist the necessary change. These conditions create many challenges in everyday work activities, decision-making, and people management, raising the following questions:

How can we prepare for a future we cannot predict and control?
How can we perform better in unstable conditions?
How can we steer organizations toward adaptability?
What kind of leadership will be successful?

Master Class and Workshop

During this intense 1-day-program we will explore what our research and latest experience of several HR global leaders tell us about the need of a Chief Adaptability Officer in the challenge of building the Adaptable Organization as described in a recent report by Deloitte.

During the morning we will hear and learn from global top experts Academics, Practitioners and HR Leaders. In the afternoon we will engage in reflecting and co-creating workshops to harvest on the collective intelligence of the expert audience.

This Master Class is ideal for HR Leaders that are directly involved in the ongoing transformation of their organizations.

Topics that will be explored

  • Psychological safety
  • Collaborative leadership
  • Immunity to change
  • Unlearning practices
  • Multicultural leadership
  • Speculative imagination
  • Future-thinking
  • Curiosity by design
  • Improvisation skills
  • Facilitation skills
  • Code-sign methods
  • Lateral thinking
  • Complexity management
  • Continuous innovation management
  • Transition management
  • Architecting the organization of the future


May 8, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Franklin University Switzerland - Taylor Institute

CHF 450

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