This Course was completed in May 2018. If you are interesting in participating in future Leadership Courses and lead and organization, please contact Beth Klein.
Welcome to the 2018 Leadership Course for 1000 Women around the world. Barry Berman and I are so excited to provide an experience during which you will have the opportunity to explore being a leader as your natural self expression in any circumstance.
In this course you will be provided with a unique opportunity including an actionable pathway to do with yourself what you must do so that:
- You are a person of integrity
- You are authentic
- You are given being and action by something bigger than oneself
- You are cause-in-the-matter
- Each of these as your natural self-expression.
With that opportunity, the choice to be so is yours.
Ontology is the study or science of the nature and function of being (as in “being a leader”), and phenomenology is the method of direct access used in ontology to study and research the nature and function of being (as in being’s impact on “exercising leadership effectively”). In the Course, we are going to explore being a leader rather than describing leadership or leader. 1000’s of books describe leadership and leader but do not provide an access to being a leader as your natural self expression.
Your Leadership Project
Any leadership project exists as a leadership project because there is a concern to be fulfilled. As we use the term concern, we mean “a matter of fundamental interest or importance.” Your Course Leadership Project will come from a concern you have (or that another or others may have), the fulfillment of which you will take on.
Creating a Course Leadership Project for yourself provides you with the personal laboratory necessary for trying out what is presented in the part of the course contained in the pre-classroom readings and trying out what is presented in the classroom sessions of the course.
Putting all the foregoing into one sentence: You must create your Course Leadership Project for the specific purpose of both 1) being able to complete your Course Leadership Project by the end of the classroom part of the course, or at least have moved it along significantly by the end of the classroom part of the course, and 2) being a personal laboratory in which you try out (start putting into practice) what is presented in the part of this course contained in the pre-classroom readings and then the part of the course presented in the classroom sessions.
Leadership occurs in the present and in action. It does not occur in the mind.