Leading for the Greater Good Conference
Only for Confirmed Registered Participants
Thank you for participanting in our survey. This will help us in our planning if you would indicate which workshops you expect to attend during the conference. You will not be bound by your choices—you can change your mind later. However, we have meeting rooms of different sizes, and we want to assign workshops to the rooms based on how many people are expected to attend each workshop.
Day 1, 16 April 2013 - Workshops A, B, C, D
Introduction to Servant Leadership
Workshop A by Anita Yap
Synopsis: Who is the servant leader? What are the principles and practices of servant-leaders? How can individuals transform and make a difference in the workplace through servant leadership? Based on the writings of Robert K Greenleaf, who first wrote "The Servant as Leader" in 1969, this session will focus on exploring these questions.
Changing Lanes, Changing Lives - Corporate Executives Successful Shifts to Non-Profit Leadership
Workshop B by Mr Richard Hartung
Synopsis: Many corporate executives have taken a leap of faith and switched to the non-profit sector to find a more meaningful career. Along with using their corporate skills in a new way to grow the organization, they’ve picked up new leadership skills along the way so that they could be more effective in a different sector. Richard will9 share the stories of non-profit leaders profiled in Changing Lanes, Changing Lives, why they switched, how these non-profit leaders successfully made the transition to become non-profit champions, the leadership practices they found worked best in a non-profit, and their experiences working at a non-profit. Centre for Non-Profit Leadership CEO Francis Wong will share his experience in shifting from a high-profile corporate role to lead a small non-profit.
Corporate Storytelling: An Essential Leadership Capability
Workshop C by Dr Tanvi Gautam
Synopsis: Storytelling is an ancient art form that is seeing a huge revival in corporate settings. Stories are a powerful tool for conveying meaning as well as sharing experiences and insights in a highly engaging format. Today, organizations and individuals alike are tapping into the power of storytelling. By sharing and embedding values through stories, organizations are creating powerful corporate cultures that attract and retain the right type of talent. Leaders are recognizing the inherent power of stories for motivating people, conveying powerful ideas, and creating connections. Therefore, storytelling is also being used to support change management. Due to their inherent 'pull' factor, stories help people understand, connect and align with the strategic goals of the company. This session will explore what gives stories their power and key things to bear in mind as you embark on the journey of storytelling in your organization. The workshop will also discuss the key elements that go into making a story and storyteller successful.
Enjoy Your Work
Workshop D by Dr Low Guat Tin
Synopsis: Because we spend the bulk of our life at work, the best part of each day at work, we need to enjoy what we do! If work is back to the grind, then we need to ask if we are in the right place. Someone said that we should work such that our lives will be aroused/ alighted because of our work! Kahlil Gibrain wrote: "...and to love life through your labor is to be intimate with life's innermost secret." What then can we do? One of the first things is to find meaning in our work. When we cannot find meaning and purpose in our work, life will be very difficult. If we can see how our work is serving, enriching others that would be a good start. The Puritans saw work as adding convenience and comfort to the community! It was never to accumulate. This session will share some perspectives about work and why and how we can look at work differently.
Day 2, 17 April 2013 - Workshops E, F,G, H
Developing Globally Competent and Responsible Leaders
Workshop E by Dr. Zsuzsanna Tungli
Synopsis: How do you develop globally competent and responsible leaders? This workshop will share a global competency model that identifies six competencies global leaders need. These are: 1) identifying, leveraging and shaping global trends, 2) being able and willing to form global alliances and international networks, 3) being cross-culturally competent, 4) being effective in the virtual context, 5) aligning diversity, and 6) aligning social responsibility to business strategy. All these expectations are in addition to the more typical core leadership characteristics and behaviours such as courage, strategic thinking, integrity, and humility. The workshop will be interactive and will invite participants to think about their own definition of global leaders, as well as reflecting on how they can develop themselves and others in their organization to become globally competent and responsible.
The Ethical Advantage of Servant Leadership: Guiding Principles for Organizational
Workshop F by Dr Kent M Keith
Synopsis: The ethical behaviour of leaders has a significant impact - for better or worse
- on their colleagues and the performance of their organizations. Servant leadership is unique among leadership theories or philosophies in its emphasis on ethics. This workshop will discuss four principles that help servant-leaders to be both ethical and effective. The PowerPoint presentation will include two short video clips. There will be several small-group discussions, each followed by the opportunity for full-group sharing.
Putting Serving Leader Principles into Practice
Workshop G by Dr Petra Platzer and Mr Michael O'Connell
Synopsis: How do we transform a traditional leadership model into a Serving Leader model
in an established organization? Participants will learn about that journey for two leaders and their organizations in the Cleveland Clinic hospital system. Using a case study approach, this workshop will also provide opportunities for participants to learn and experiment with
key Serving Leader practices in small group discussions. A desired outcome is for participants to determine ways to share this information with other organizational leaders.
Unleashing the Power of Creativity in the Workplace
Workshop H by Mr Arul John Peter
Synopsis: Find out the link between servant leadership and unleashing the power of
Creativity@Workplace. The workshop will share the practical aspects of creative thinking and innovation to the current environment and how leaders and employees in the organization can learn to become more creative and innovative in their own areas of operation. Participants will have an opportunity to view and learn about creativity and innovation from a different perspective.