Leadership for Change
is a course for leaders and aspiring leaders who want to help their organizations and communities thrive in a changing and uncertain world.
In this module, we get to know each other, and learn different concepts that underpin systems thinking and this coaching model. We will:
Begin to build community: introduce ourselves
Introduce systems thinking and some underlying concepts
Explore what is Analytic-Network coaching?
Practice mindfulness and meditation and explore its connection to leadership
In this module, we work through a number of exercises to:
Identify your key values
Explore your true desire and purpose
Explore your multiple identities
Discover and work from your authentic self
In this module we will:
Focus on small teams/groups, families, and friends, including distant and virtual relationships.
Examine relational patterns from the past and how they impact present relationships.
Learn a communication tool to change problematic communication patterns
Explore new ways of working with conflict
In this module, we explore different approaches to leadership over the past century (described as leadership discourses). We will:
Explore how you exercise both leadership and active followership
Examine how you take up and react to authority and power and how you influence others.
Identify your leadership preferences, using the hidden leadership questionnaire.
Address how leadership can be distributed, and how to enable leadership to flourish throughout your team and organization.
In this module, we work through an exercise to help you visualize your network, so that you can:
See where power and resources lie, where strong and weak connections are, and how change takes place.
Identify possible opportunities for influence and change, where you may have previously felt stuck.
Strategize how to develop or work more productively with your existing network
In this module, we review what you’ve learned about yourself, your systems and networks and focus on a personal strategy as well as one for your network and workplace. We will:
Evaluate what’s working or not working,
Identify what is important to hold on to or let go of and build on success.
Explore developmental gaps and how you might work on these
Focus on what strategic changes are needed in the workplace.
Live coaching with members of your cohort.
To stay in connection after the course ends
Keep track of your progress
Upon completion of the course (including all surveys) you will be sent a link to schedule an appointment for your free individual coaching session
“I met Prof. Wallach in the 2017 Spring Semester when I took the class of Leadership and Organizations: Gender, Power and Authority in the Gender, Leadership and Public Policy Certificate Program at UMass Boston’s McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies. During the semester, I incorporated concepts that will stay with me throughout my professional career…Thanks to Prof. Wallach, I acquired skills that I apply to do more thorough political analysis. I would like to highlight the Prof. Wallach’s sensitive and warm, engaging and dedicated teaching style. She introduced every class with a practical exercise that related to the topic and concept we would be addressing. For example, I remember the network activity where I had to draw and think about the steps and connections I would need to work on to achieve my dreamed professional career. Her dedicated teaching style help me lower the level of anxiety given that it was the first time I was studying in a different language. She was always open and available, encouraging me to reach my whole potential. I personally have benefited from Prof. Wallach’s course and now she agreed to coach me while I plan my next professional steps.”Julia Cortazar - Consultora at VALORes Efectividad Organizacional
“This is such an important course, particularly for those of us working in groups professionally or academically. Everything I learned in this course has helped me in the anti-racism work I am engaged in. It also gave me a different perspective for looking at groups and how they work or don't work. I will take what I learned and use it forever! ”Student from Leadership & Organizations class 2020
“The course topics were incredibly useful and relevant. I felt like I could apply the concepts learned immediately. Prof. Wallach was very knowledgeable and explained things well. I appreciated her teaching style and genuine interest in the material and in her students. She was great about feedback. Having the optional Zoom meetings was very beneficial to the class. It allowed us to learn the concepts better, connect with our classmates, and to build a better relationship with the instructor. I truly enjoyed Prof. Wallach's class and hope to be able to take further classes with her. ”Student from Leadership & Organizations class 2020
“Tracy's enthusiasm, honesty, and focus on self-care helped create a safe, positive learning environment that was really enjoyable to share with her and my classmates. ”Student from Leadership & Organizations class 2020
“Tracy's leadership training was unlike any other leadership course I've taken. Tracy takes a group dynamics approach to leadership that tackles problems beyond the surface level and enables meaningful and sustainable change. After every session, I was able to take what I learned in her course and apply it to my job leading a marketing team. I highly recommend Tracy's course to value-driven leaders at all levels who want to drive results at work. ”Jennifer Sweis, Marketing Executive
This program is for leaders at all levels, if you want to: make a difference—in the context of your organization, a non-profit, a volunteer group or community group; be more effective and impactful in your work; experiment, and can sit with ambiguity and uncertainty; explore your deepest values and purpose; embrace organizational resistance and challenges; explore about how organizational dynamics affect you and what you may be contributing to dysfunction.
You are looking for easy answers and are unwilling to do the work of deep reflection on your values and purpose; you are deeply uncomfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty; you are looking for a “one size fits all” standardized approach to people management at work
You will have access to the course within 24 hours of enrolling. This means that you may be working with others who are in different stages of the program.
The more time you put in to the exercises the more you get out of it. Expect to get a good result if you allocate 90-120 mins to the assignments per week. Similarly, participating in the community and the live weekly group coaching will add to your experience and learning. The online course material will be released on a weekly basis over a period of 6 weeks. You will have access to the course materials and weekly group coaching sessions for 12 weeks from the time you enroll in the course.
Since the course materials are downloadable, there are no refunds available. If you are interested, but still not sure about the course, email me at email@example.com to schedule a free 20-minute discovery call with me to discuss.
You will have access to the course materials for 3 months and access to the community facebook group for as long as it exists. The online course material will be released each week over a period of 6 weeks, and remain available throughout your time in the course. However, the weekly group coaching sessions are available to you for 12 weeks. Weekly coaching will take place in my zoom room each Wednesday at 1 PM Eastern Time (US)
That will depend on what members of the community want to discuss. You may share your experiences doing the exercises, ask questions about the concepts, request consultation about particular dilemmas. Depending on the size and needs of the group, we may also do breakout groups to facilitate the development of community.
During your individual coaching session, which will take place once you complete the final module of the course, we will discuss your options for continuing in either individual or group coaching.