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Leading in Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) Environments [WEBINAR]

Leading in Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) Environments [WEBINAR]

LexisNexis, 2018

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Webinar WEBLEAD181113 $160.00


Legal Leadership Series: Leading in Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) Environments

Day: Tuesday
Date: 13th November
Time: 2.30pm
Duration: 1 hour
(Note: To ensure a smooth registration process, attendees are advised that registrations cannot be made within 90 minutes of the event.)


Dr Suze Wilson, Senior Lecturer, Massey University

This webinar introduces participants to some of the newer ideas about leadership which have relevance to the modern legal business environment and provides some practical models and strategies for individuals making decisions in uncertain times.

This session will explore the implications for organisational leadership that arise from the increasingly Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) environment that characterises contemporary society. It will examine personal, relational and strategic leadership capabilities and practices that can help leaders cope and navigate amidst the challenges a VUCA environment entails.

As a result of attending this webinar participants will:

a) Be able to distinguish between management, leadership and command
b) Be clear as to the distinctive value of both management and leadership practices in grappling with VUCA conditions
c) Understand the role of cognitive complexity and reflexive practice in fostering greater leader effectiveness
d) Recognise the relational, co-constructed nature of modern leadership
e) Understand the role of operational, entrepreneurial and enabling leadership approaches to issues of strategy
f) Feel more confident in their ability to make leadership contributions, regardless of their formal position

Learning Outcomes

Having attended this webinar attendees will be able to:

• Recognise the differences and value of different types of leadership
• Apply reflective practice for greater effectiveness
• Recognise how to adapt their approach to different strategic and operational considerations.
• Translate their learning to their contributions in the workplace.

Who should attend?

The webinar will be of primary relevance to those legal practitioners who have some previous senior management or leadership experience, but the content will also be of interest to others who are interested in developing their skills and capabilities in VUCA environments.

About the Presenter

Dr Suze Wilson is a senior lecturer and leadership scholar at Massey University and she has published widely on this topic. Her research challenges heroic notions of leadership, while her teaching is focused on equipping emerging or established leaders to practice leadership in ways better geared to 21st century realities of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. Suze has an extensive practitioner background prior to taking up her academic career, having held senior roles in organisations such as the SSC, NZ Post, MPI and the Ministry of Education, as well as consulting to a diverse range of organisations on people and strategy-related issues. Dr Wilson also works as an executive coach.

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