Polykala Leadership Intensive

Training Information

Polykala’s Leadership Intensive challenges the notion of leadership, generates insight and offers tools to catalyse growth. Unlike conventional Adaptive Leadership courses, we use a range of artistic and intellectual mediums to explore leadership challenges and unpack the adaptive leadership framework. We keep course intake small (<25) to ensure high levels of attention and impact.

The intensive is delivered with an emphasis on experiential learning modes inspired by the creative arts and Harvard’s Art & Practice of Leadership Development program. The training is challenging; it invites participants to leave their comfort zone and experience constructive risk-taking. Participants are invited to bring current leadership challenges to add gravity and relevance — this won’t be taught via case-studies. It will be brought to life by the shared energy and commitment of the entire cohort. 

You won’t be asked to sit through hours of theory and there won’t be a single powerpoint. Instead you’ll be on your feet, learning in real-time through creative and reflective activities, as you gain skills and awareness to tackle tough challenges, navigate complexity and  thrive in uncertainty.

Key Outcomes

  • 1. Learn the core Adaptive Leadership framework.
  • 2. Apply the framework to the change dynamics at play in your context.
  • 3. Distinguish between technical and adaptive challenges.
  • 4. Practise the Harvard case-consultation method to make progress on present challenges.

Topics Covered

Leadership & authority

Technical & adaptive challenges

Harvard case consultation methodology

Cultural adaptation — determining what to keep, let go and grow

"I was looking for a leadership program that was about more than learning bullet points and that’s exactly what I got. I feel that I came away with a resilience and leadership agility that will stick with me and be applicable in many situations."
Jessica Christiansen-Franks - CEO & Co-Founder, Neighbourlytics


Course Information

Polykala Leadership Intensive - 2020

2020 - Melbourne
$990 Thursday 8th - Saturday 10th October 2020
  • Workshop length: 3-day training (9am-6pm)
  • 4 Harvard-trained facilitators
  • Price GST inclusive
  • Concession rates available

Polykala Leadership Intensive - 2021

2021 - Melbourne
$990 2021 Dates TBC
  • Workshop length: 3-day training (9am-6pm)
  • 4 Harvard-trained facilitators
  • Concession rates available
  • Price GST inclusive

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