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In this highly interactive workshop Josie will lead an exploration into the hidden and often subtle structures of control that inhibit the liberation of each person’s creativity in their work. These structures take different forms and when removed will help you shift into becoming truly innovative and adaptive – and have a framework for helping others do likewise. The workshop draws on insights from complexity (living systems), and the concepts can be applied in the contexts of individuals, teams and organizations.

You’ll get to understand how the mechanistic paradigm of control is subtly and not so subtly embedded within each of us, and within traditional organisational life.

You’ll gain some skills to identify different manifestations of this control to help your clients and teams recognise it too as well as a better understanding of how influence can be more powerful than control in getting things done and leading change.

We’re looking forward to seeing you at this a fun learning event!

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Your Host – Dr Josie McLean PhD 

Josie has been fascinated by the intersection of strategy, people, process and change since her early career as a corporate strategic planner. In 1999, she commenced her executive coaching practice and was President of ICF Australasia in 2003. During 2009 Josie received the International Coach Federation President’s 2009 Award for her contribution to the professional coaching industry in Australia. 

A passion for a sustainable world fuelled Josie’s doctoral thesis that involved her as an external change agent within a client organisation to understand how an organisation might transform itself to nurture people and planet– just like a person might – from the inside out. She has subsequently continued to develop her expertise in complexity, organisational sustainability and adaptive leadership.

Increasingly Josie’s work is turning to teaching others, those in positions of authority and sustainability practitioners, how to move forward within complexity. She continues to research and publish as a Visiting Research Fellow Yunus Social Business Centre (University of Adelaide) and she is also a co-founder on the global Climate Coaching Alliance initiative.

Her latest book is Big Little Shifts: A practitioner’s guide to complexity for organisational change and adaptation (2020). You can download the first two chapters for free HERE

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