This masterclass series is an extension of ANZSOG’s Leading in a crisis series, which explored crisis management, leadership and communications in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, and put global expertise in the hands of public managers in Australia and New Zealand.
It is an opportunity for select groups of senior public sector leaders to reflect on and discuss world-leading crisis leadership research with academics expert in government and crisis response. Importantly, the masterclass series will connect and engage public sector leaders across both Australia and New Zealand.
This series involves three masterclasses led by crisis leadership expert, Professor Paul ‘t Hart, along with contributors to ANZSOG’s Leading in a crisis series. It offers participants:
This series involves three masterclasses:
1. Learning well from crisis – how do we orchestrate this?
Thursday 25 June, 4-6 pm AEST
2. Post-crisis reform – recovery, transformation and opportunity
Thursday 2 July, 4-6 pm AEST
3. Adaptive leadership and how it is being reflected in the COVID-19 context
Thursday 9 July, 4-6 pm AEST
Date: Thursday, 25 June, 4-6pm AEST
Learning well from crisis – how do we orchestrate this?
With Paul ‘t Hart, Eric Stern and guest presenters, Christine Nixon and Hon Dame Annette King
Major crises are not just big threats and big disruptors, they are also stress tests for the communities and institutions that are affected by them. How crises happen and how we respond to and recover from them can reveal important things about ourselves, our systems, policies and practices.
COVID-19 is a case in point, revealing much about levels of institutional preparedness, societal and organisational resilience, and governmental crisis response capacities. When we identify and process those insights carefully, we can learn to cope better with this pandemic and other types of future mega-crises.
The question is: how can we organise and protect the work of learning in the high-stakes and politically volatile post-crisis context?
Participants will enhance their understanding of:
Date: Thursday 2 July, 4-6 pm AEST
Post-crisis reform – recovery, transformation and opportunity
With Paul ‘t Hart, Arjen Boin and guest presenter, Peter Shergold
Never waste a good crisis, or so the saying goes. Major crises are not just big threats, they also offer opportunities for change - especially for change that has been coveted for a long time but was never possible before.
Even as lockdowns were being put in place to counter COVID-19, talk about how this crisis could be used to forge breakthroughs in areas such as e-health, online education and aged care began almost immediately. Astute policy advocacy or naïve optimism? History certainly gives us examples of major reforms that were enacted in the wake of a crisis, but research suggests that many such attempts falter.
In this masterclass, we discuss the nature and limits of crises as ‘windows of opportunity’, and explore the success and failure of crisis exploitation strategies. We offer the outlines of an approach that will help leaders decide whether a crisis at hand can be leveraged to forge momentum for change or is best ridden out conservatively.
Date: Thursday 9 July, 4-6 pm AEST
Adaptive leadership and how it is being reflected in the COVID-19 context
With Paul ‘t Hart, Robbie Macpherson and guest presenters, Jacqui Curtis and Dr David Gruen
In a few intense months our societies have been massively disrupted in multiple ways. It remains uncertain what this will mean for our future. COVID-19 has elicited a remarkable upsurge of innovation, experimentation and temporary adaptation across communities, businesses and governments.
There is considerable optimism about this leading to permanent transformation of our organisations and our lives. Despite what we like to think 'in the moment', all too often good intentions and commitments slowly dissipate as our systems edge back to a familiar equilibrium. If transformation and adaptation are to be 'locked in', they will have to be actively generated and earned through purposeful and energetic leadership activities. In this masterclass we will begin by diagnosing our challenge, undertake sense-making, look at the traps to avoid, and ask what leadership practice is now required to help our organisations successfully adapt to meet the social, human and economic challenges we face.
The urgency of this moment is considerable, as organisations struggle with the tension for the desire for a return to a familiar Normal and the need for the right injection of New thinking, practice and norms.
Participants will have greater clarity of:
Senior executives from the government who are working directly in this area in response to COVID-19. Places for this masterclass series are limited and will be determined at ANZSOG’s discretion. Registered participants gain access to all three masterclasses in the series.
AUD $1800 ex GST for the series
Registrations close on Wednesday 17 June 2020.
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Participants are encouraged to read the seven papers in ANZSOG’s Leading in a crisis series.