EVOLVE: In the Words of the Program Leaders

By Dr. Heath Harding, Mary Prefontaine & Laura Roccaforte
EVOLVE Program Leaders


The world in which we live, work and play has changed significantly in the last 10 years. Leading successfully in the past was built on having a predictable trajectory that would take us safely to a predetermined goal. Today, we can no longer predict the future with a high degree of certainty.  Any long-term planning is likely to be revised multiple times as new challenges arise at an unbelievable pace.

EVOLVE helps you identify and create your foundation from which to lead successfully in our world where change is constant, fast paced and potentially volatile.

In a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world, past successful leadership behaviors will not guarantee future success. Certainty in an uncertain world must come from a deeper understanding of ourselves, others, and the context in which we lead. We must understand our values and beliefs at a more acute level since they determine our actions. We must be able to intentionally choose our actions rather than rely on habit.

This course helps leaders understand themselves and others better by using the Emergenetics framework of 4 thinking and 3 behavioral attributes. It also helps leaders understand the contexts in which lead in terms of value sets in their organization.

Since the future is uncertain, we must begin to create more certainty in what is happening now. We must develop more clarity and certainty about our values, beliefs and assumptions.

EVOLVE helps leaders develop skills to be able to identify the values, beliefs and assumptions that drive their actions, as well as those held by others. It also encourages them to bring the learning home to their organization. Through rigorous practice and peer-to-peer support, graduates continue growth long after the program with a clear understanding of the tools and an evolved capability to lead in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world.

To Register for EVOLVE (begins March 29) visit the program page here