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For yourself, your team, your projects and the world around you, as you make, reflect and learn with others, the Reach School will enable you to learn from a truly diverse, global team of practitioners.
Who Is The Reach School For?
We expect you to be a thought leader, or strive to be one in the near future. You can be in any sector in industry, government or non-profit organisation, but you need to set directions, with your team(s), and you need to be wanting to support your team(s) to achieve meaningful change.
The Issues We Address
Difficulties of working with complex, wicked problems that professionals, teams and their leaders face.
What are common responses to this?
- Simplify things
- Window dressing
- Focus on data
- Superficial hacks
What is our response and how is it different?
- Embrace complexity
- Understand context and causes
- Focus on people and planet
- System transformation
The Outcomes To Expect
- New professional and personal practices to deal with complexity
- Empathic leadership skills that guide teams through complexity
- Sustainable changes that transform team cultures and project results
Who Are The Trainers/Leads/Mentors/Guides at the Reach School?
The Reach Network is filled with an amazing pool of talent and experience from across the globe. Many already teach, facilitate and coach, in different settings from universities to online courses to in-house training.
THE REACH SCHOOL PROGRAMME 2022
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SEPTEMBER 2022: ACKNOWLEDGE UNCERTAINTY AS EXPLORERS
Generate Deeper Connection by Sharing Compelling Stories and use Questions to innovate
- Session 1 – Open To Other Perspectives
08 September 2022 – 08:00 (UTC) or 15:00 (UTC)
with special guest: Lekshmy Parameswaran from The Care Lab (Spain & Singapore).
About building an appetite for understanding external perspectives and experiences in a manner that allows you to put your own associations aside and empathise more deeply with others. [more info and tickets]
- Session 2 – Creating a Shared Sense of Direction
22 September 2022 – 08:00 (UTC) or 15:00 (UTC)
with special guests: Bas Raijmakers from STBY (UK & Netherlands) and Dan Szuc from Apogee (China).
About being able to help your team share and navigate individual agendas to arrive at a collective objective or goal. [more info and tickets]
OCTOBER 2022: NAVIGATE COMPLEXITY AS PIONEERS
Purpose as Elevating Performance to New Heights
- Session 3 – Open to (Unanticipated) Possibilities
06 October 2022 – 22:00 (UTC) or 15:00 (UTC)
with special guest: José de la O from delaO design studio (Mexico).
About finding a balance between plan-based approaches to work and openness to moments of intuition and new discovery. [more info and tickets]
- Session 4 – Comfortable with Uncertainty
20 October 2022 – 08:00 (UTC) or 15:00 (UTC)
with special guest: Geke van Dijk from STBY (UK & Netherlands).
About cultivating an easefulness in situations that are hard to predict and control. [more info and tickets]
NOVEMBER 2022: VISUALISING THE LANDSCAPE AS VIEWFINDERS
Longer-term strategy and compelling purpose
- Session 5 – Broadening Perspectives
03 November 2022 – 08:00 (UTC) or 15:00 (UTC)
with special guest: Yvette Kruger from Matchboxology (South Africa).
About developing approaches to consistently evaluate and expand your view of your work. [more info and tickets]
- Session 6 – Building Rapport and Inclusiveness
17 November 2022 – 08:00 (UTC) or 15:00 (UTC)
with special guest: Kabir David from Quicksand (India).
About leveraging aspects of yourself to facilitate trust building and inclusivity. [more info and tickets]
DECEMBER 2022: STRIVE FOR MEANINGFUL CHANGE AS CATALYSTS
Strive for meaningful change as catalysts. Foster the conditions for relationship and co-creation that give rise to meaningful change, together.
- Session 7 – Diversity in Connecting to New Networks
01 December 2022 – 08:00 (UTC) or 15:00 (UTC)
with special guests: Rohan Patankar from Quicksand (India) & Núria Vilarasau from The Care Lab (Spain).
About practices in enabling new connections with people beyond the ecosystem of your work and identity. [more info and tickets]
- Session 8 – Empowering Whole-Community Co-Creation
15 December 2022 – 22:00 (UTC) or 15:00 (UTC)
with special guest: Marc Rettig from Fit Associates (USA).
About the long-term participatory work required to shift an entire organisational culture. [more info and tickets]
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