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How to lift people upwards? Lead more control less

How to lift people upwards?  Lead more control less
Monday, January 15, 2018 - 10:00 to 12:30
Skainos, 241 Newtownards Rd, Belfast, BT4 1AF

At a time when the Third Sector is experiencing one of the most challenging periods in its history, it calls for a different kind of leadership.  We are surrounded by uncertainty that mainly sits outside of our control, Brexit, funding and political instability, yet the impact is being felt across the sector, which has impeded on our ability to lead. 

This workshop lead by Sandra Janoff is an opportunity for those who want to take a deeper plunge into examining how they manage and lead in an environment which focusses on controlling what you can and not focusing on what you cannot!  I appreciate that this is easier said than done, when it has the ability to impact on our services and bottom line however offers a different way to working than we currently do! 

The workshop will focus on creating the conditions and the environment to empower and engage members to focus on what they can control, paying attend to the conditions which optimize their ability to lead.  Using real issues, we will discover the essentials of controlling what we can and letting go of what we cannot control.

You will learn from yourself, from each other, and from Sandra Janoff, while discovering new possibilities, alternative strategies and new ways to support groups effectively! 

Sandra is the co-author of Lead More Control less.  Based in the United States, this is a unique opportunity to reframe our thinking to energise us as we step forward.

Date: Monday 15 January 2018

Time: 10.00am - 12.30pm

Venue: Skainos, 241 Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 1AF

Cost: Free

To register please email rachel@co3.bz or Tel: 028 90 245 356.

This event has been sponsored by: 


Sandra Janoff, PhD

Sandra Janoff, PhD is an international consultant with twenty-five years of experience in the public, not-for-profit and private sector.  She co-developed the principle-based methodology called Future Search, a process used world-wide to get the “whole system” focusing on the future and creating values-based action strategies.

Sandra does strategic planning with international corporations such as IKEA, 3M, AT&T, Haworth Furniture and Cigna Insurance. Specific projects include: IKEA on redesigning the pipeline of a business area (raw resource to customer); rethinking the structure of the global supply chain; creating partnerships with suppliers in China; sustainability; and Haworth Furniture on building a global corporate culture and strategy.

Sandra works with organizations and communities around the world on such issues as: Finding a Future for the Children of South Sudan during the North/South Sudanese civil war. This resulted in a second Future Search in South Sudan to demobilize child soldiers and over 13,000 children were released and sent back to their homes.  In a UNICEF initiative, Preventing Violence Against Children in Schools in Uganda, she worked with stakeholders on all levels to address the issues of corporal punishment, rape and other violent acts against children and to create a nation-owned mandate for zero tolerance.

In Northern Ireland, she supported a city-wide effort for a unified regeneration plan after decades of sectarian violence in Derry-Londonderry.  One outcome was winning the first UK City of Culture to be held in 2013.  The cities of Strabane and Coleraine and the county of Fermanagh have also engaged all stakeholders in formulating their own integrated economic plans.  She has also worked with the communities of Lough Neagh and the Sperrins.

The organizations with whom she has worked in the areas of health and human service include: INOVA Health Systems in Virginia in the redesign of the patient care process across the entire system, U.S. Center for Disease Control to create policy and local practice around hospital/community collaboration, Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA after the Katrina crisis to set a strategic direction, Maternity Care System in the U.S. to create improved integration of services for women and families, and the Rajasthan State Institute of Public Administration to build an integrated network for social development among human service organizations.

Sandra is Director of Future Search Network (FSN).  She and Marvin Weisbord founded FSN to involve consultants and local leaders in voluntary social change. She is co-author of Future Search: An Action Guide to Finding Common Ground (Berrett-Koehler, 3rd ed, 2010), Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There! Ten Principles for Leading Meetings that Matter (Berrett-Koehler, 2007) and Lead More, Control Less: 8 Advanced Leadership Skills that Overturn Convention (Berrett-Koehler, 2015).

Contact information:  409 Arthurs Round Table, Wynnewood PA 19096, +1 610 909 0640, sjanoff@futuresearch.net, www.futuresearch.net

This workshop is supported by the Xchange Fund