Course

Transformational Leadership, Strategy and Governance

In today's rapidly changing world, learning to lead and design our communities and organizations to ride the turbulence creatively is critical to our ability to make a positive impact. This course covers the subject of evolutionary change, and the implications for us as individual leaders, as well as for our organizational cultures and structures. It combines intellectual rigor with personal challenge, collaboration with creative expression. Students engage with integrative maps of organizational and leadership development, as well as instantly applicable practices for becoming more effective and dynamic as individuals and collectives.

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In today’s rapidly changing world, learning to lead and design our communities and organizations to ride the turbulence creatively is critical to our ability to make a positive impact. This course covers the subject of evolutionary change, and the implications for us as individual leaders, as well as for our organizational cultures and structures. It combines intellectual rigor with personal challenge, collaboration with creative expression. Students engage with integrative maps of organizational and leadership development, as well as instantly applicable practices for becoming more effective and dynamic as individuals and collectives.

You get:

  • over 10 hours of professionally produced educational video
  • a wealth of learning resources
  • pdfs of all the slides used in the presentations
  • comprehensive multiple choice quizzes to help you test your progress and integrate your knowledge
  • access to the course group
  • a live monthly call with Peter Merry

By the end of the course you should be able to:

  • Express clearly the nature of evolutionary change as compared to other types of change
  • Envisage products or services that help you meet the challenges of our times
  • Reflect constructively on your own and others’ leadership capacity
  • Improve your leadership capacity by taking concrete steps
  • Analyze and describe an organization in terms of its level of development and agility
  • Choose appropriate implementation tools for large-scale collaboration
  • Describe the impact of transformational leadership, strategy and governance in an organization

The main subjects covered include:

  • Transformation and Change
  • The Learning Organization
  • Levels of Leadership Development
  • Practices for Transformational Leadership
  • Personal Effectiveness and Resilience
  • Organizational Culture
  • Tools for Collaboration
  • Levels of Organizational Development
  • Creating an Agile Organization
  • Practices from the Future

What students are saying about this course:

“The content is mind-blowing. My first course instructor, Peter Merry, is a true master at providing a simple, but powerful whole system framework, that helps me to see the world from an entirely new perspective…I am so happy to be a part of this ongoing community”.  B. Vanderbeek

“This Course is the most advanced of its kind, as it touches on all the topics that are relevant for the huge changes that operate in these hyper-complex times while dealing with Leadership from an Integral Transformational Perspective.”  P. Soares

“A very clear context about the era that we are living and how the changes needs new approaches of leadership.”  P. Reyes

“Professional and inspiring presentation of leadership topics we urgently need to understand for tomorrow’s world. As a leader helping leaders, I’m excited by the possibilities this course makes available for myself and others.  A. Iglecia

“Complexity made simple: brilliant!”  A. Brouwer
“A really great course providing an in-depth integral overview of transformational change and leadership that is at once both accessible, actionable, and very much needed in our world today.  D. Johnston

“This is a fine course both as an introduction to thought on the subject of leadership, but also appropriate to those who have had both experience in leadership roles and are familiar with modern thought. I find it thought provoking at every level.”  M. Nealon


Your Instructor

Peter Merry is Chief Innovation Officer at Ubiquity University, founder of the Center for Human Emergence Netherlands, and a founding partner of Engage!. He has worked in and across different sectors. As well as co-founding and leading the organisations above, his experience includes facilitating integral change processes in multinational corporations, and government ministries, and in multi-stakeholder initiatives with global stakeholders. He has also spent many years in the not-for-profit sector. He is a recognised expert in the field of evolutionary systems dynamics and Spiral Dynamics Integral in particular. He has had his first book published in English and Dutch (Evolutionary Leadership). He is currently researching the application of noetic science and energetics to whole systems transitions. In this context, he has successfully completed a Ph.D. with Ubiquity’s Wisdom School.

Course Syllabus can be downloaded here

Module 1 - Introductions and Framing

Module 2 - What is Transformation?

Module 3 - The Learning Organization

Module 4 - Leadership for Sustainability

Module 5 - The Transforming Leader

Module 6 - Being and Becoming

Course Creative Assignment

Module 7 - Personal Effectiveness

Module 8 - Creating a Transformational Culture

Module 9 - Tools for Collaboration

Module 10 - Levels of Organizational Development

Module 11 - Organizational Development by Natural Design

Module 12 - Creating Agile Governance

Module 13 - Frontiers of the Future

Module 14 - Review and Challenge