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Module 1: Next level coaching - emerging and advanced practices in elevating executive performance
Module 1 explores the explicit and implicit dimensions of executive coaching, including institutional issues, temporal dynamics, and a range of psychological, behavioral and sociological factors. Participants will be challenged to rethink their assumptions about leadership, performance, and business itself — given the complex and uncertain environment leaders are currently being asked to respond to. This model provides a foundational perspective on action-oriented inquiry and its relationship to organizational development; applied leading-edge research in neuropsychology, learning, and skill development; and an in-depth application to individual leaders.
Module 2: Coach as instrument - transforming situations through presence and awareness
Module 2, delivered in the British Columbia mountains, puts the coach’s learning-about-self front and centre.
The first purpose of the module is to develop self-awareness in challenging situations, resulting in more complex interaction with clients. With deeper self-awareness and self-in-situation awareness, coaches can better position themselves where challenging clients most need them to deliver timely and transformational interventions.
The second purpose is to explore, through experience, leading edge practices for facilitating deep individual self-awareness and team system dynamics for fluid authority and exceptional performance. After this retreat, coaches will be able to facilitate similar experiences with senior participants in Ivey programs.
Module 3: Enabling business performance in rapidly changing environments
Module 3 is focused on business performance and examining the relationship between issues at the intersection of business management and leadership development. It gets at the context in which leadership, leadership development and coaching happen, and how those dynamics affect leadership-in-action over time within organizations. This module also seeks to increase ambition for business performance through inspirational leadership and its development. Coaches will work with leading Ivey Academy faculty, experts in teaching executives finance, marketing, innovation, strategy, and leadership, to develop a deeper sense of how to work within a high-performance ecosystem for both challenging and supporting business leadership.
Optional consortium workshop (dates to be determined): Integrating journeys for advanced systems
Each year The Ivey Academy will host a consortium workshop for alumni of the LIFT program. This workshop will provide an in-depth examination into coaching and transformation in advanced applications, such as family business dynamics, organizational transformation for sustainability, self-managing organizational structures, developing a culture of coaching, globally distributed organizations, and diversity and inclusion. Specific topics each year will be developed together in concert with LIFT alumni. Senior executives who have experienced coaching with the LIFT alumni will take part in a dialogue to stretch and challenge the role of coaching in Canada’s business transformation.