There is an emerging consensus around the world that fresh leadership approaches are needed across business, public, and social sectors to meaningfully address humanity’s pressing challenges and crises.
A recent global survey of around 30,000 respondents titled The Listening Project noted that there is a leadership crisis around the world. Vast majority of the global respondents asserted that, ‘In order to effectively address this problem, we need leaders with empathy and compassion.’ The respondents also observed, ‘I don’t feel like my voice, and that of my community, is being heard in leadership decisions.’
The Advancing Conscious Leadership certificate program invites professionals, citizens, and change makers to build their leadership acumen to meet the 21st century leadership challenges. Drawing on evidence-based knowledge, the certificate learning is grounded in a tri-lens framework that focuses on building authentic aptitude, relational competence, and adaptive capability. The framework encourages leadership practice that is bold, creative, and responsible. In addition, the certificate learning is informed by advances in neuroscience and how they impact conscious leadership development and practice. Finally, the coursework looks at how leadership may create trustful environments that encourage creativity and innovation.
This certificate program is offered by Antioch University’s Graduate School of Leadership & Change.
Design & Approach
4-5 hours per week, self-paced
Three 3-week-long, 100% online courses
Professionals, citizens, change makers, and leaders who are interested in challenging themselves and their social systems to advance their leadership in courageous, innovative, and practical ways. This certificate is for individuals who may have moved into positions of responsibility or hold senior roles and are looking to further advance their leadership knowledge and practice.
How You Will Benefit from this Certificate
Learn about the foundations of conscious leadership and its anchoring in ethical and values-driven commitments
Acquire knowledge of approaches focused on building and sustaining relational capital, dignity, and wellbeing
Advance your understanding of adaptive practice that encourages creativity, holistic perspective, and practical wisdom.
Foundations of Conscious Leadership
This course introduces the assumptions, principles, and approaches that form the foundation of conscious leadership.
This course introduces the assumptions, principles, and approaches that form the foundation of conscious leadership. The topics will focus on authentic aptitude as an anchor for conscious leadership and courageous action. In addition, the course covers the similarities and differences between conscious leadership and other dominant approaches to leadership. Evidence-based exemplars will demonstrate practical applications of conscious leadership.
- Understanding main principles of conscious leadership
- Exploration of the role of courage and purposefulness in conscious leadership
- Self-reflection and self-assessment using the conscious leadership framework
- Articulation of action steps that strengthen conscious leadership at individual and collective levels
- Examination of conscious leadership and its real-world impact
Neuroscience & Conscious Leadership
Review cutting edge learning from neuroscience and evidence from social sciences that contribute to conscious leadership practice.
An integral component of conscious leadership is its focus on cultivating genuine relationships with a variety of constituents. The constituents may include employees, community members, suppliers, customers, and other service recipients. The course will review cutting edge learning from neuroscience and evidence from social sciences that contribute to conscious leadership practice. In addition, this course will utilize the relational competence lens to integrate approaches which facilitate self and interpersonal aspects of conscious leadership.
- Understanding neuroscience implications for leadership practice in terms of leading yourself and others.
- Reviewing approaches that meaningfully motivate leaders, employees, and other key constituents
- Examining factors that protect dignity and facilitate individual wellbeing
Leading Trustful and Creative Organizations
The course will cover the importance of transparency and accountability as facilitators of trustful and responsible entities.
Continuous innovation is a hallmark of initiatives and organizations that sustain and thrive. Employing the adaptive capability lens, this course invites participants to consider holistic, bold, and adaptive approaches which create trustful and innovative work environments.
- Examination of policies and approaches that facilitate team and organizational trust
- Review approaches that encourage risk-taking, failure, and continuous adaptation
- Introduction of strategies that encourage creativity and innovation
Aqeel Tirmizi, PhD
Professor of Leadership, Management and ServiceSEE PROFILE
This program and our other certificates can be customized to meet individual, team and organization development needs. Please contact Dr. Aqeel Tirmizi with inquiries or any additional information regarding customized programs.