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Webinar: Closing Ceremony (Thu, 8 May)
8 May 2014, 13:00-14:15 UTC/GMT (Chat Log | Recording |
Let's continue the journey together and get to know how this could look like in our LeadershipLAB, the virtual leadership network and the place to further discuss, share and blog on topics related to global challenges, leadership development, transformational scenarios and social innovation worldwide.  Juan Adolfo as co-host of the session will share his experiences as GIZ Alumni coordinator. He is from Colombia and probably one of the best representatives of our worldwide Alumni community you can imagine. Juan can be described as “the elder statesman” of the Latin American Alumni Network RE@L and of the sectorial network on integrated watershed management and adaptation on climate change, supported by GIZ. So, how can a network be set-up and what are the factors for its success? Hosts: MOOC Team and Juan Adolfo Bermudez Alviar. 
Open Space "Prototype Presentations" (Mon, 5 May)
5 May 2014, 13:00-14:15 UTC / GMT()
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Show us your prototypes! This time, participants were invited to design a test version of an innovative project addressing their leadership challenge. This webinar was the chance to present ideas, ask questions and get feedback. Guest: Diego Angelino
Webinar: The Story of Leadership (Thu, 1 May)
1 May 2014, 13:00-14:15 UTC/GMT (Chat Log | Recording | Slides
Behind every transformative leadership projects is a personal story of change. In this webinar, we want to explore how the winners of the 2013 Change Leadership Awards have found the calling to step up and create a prototype, how they dealt with challenges and setbacks and encouraged others to join in. Together with story activist Mary-Alice Arthur, we will listen for deeper insights and relate Raji’s and ReyDan’s leadership journey to our own. Storytellers:  Rajeswari ‘Raji’ Gorana (India), Rey Danilo ‘ReyDan’ Lacson (Philippines) and Co-Host: Mary-Alice Arthur
Open Space: Sensing into the future as it emerges (Mon, 28 April)
28 April 2014, 13:00-14:15 UTC / GMT(check your local time)
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Exploring the Inner World is intended to give you a quiet space for reflection. What has emerged during this time and how does it drive your journey ahead? During the U-Journaling, we asked the question: "What vision and intention do you have for yourself and your work? What are some essential core elements of the future that you want to create in your personal, professional, and social life?" In this Open Space session, we invite you to share your answers, and the questions that remain. Leadership for Global Responsibility connects core leadership capacities with collective action oriented innovation. Together, we'll sharpen these ideas – and bring clarity to the next steps, preparing to "Enact the New" next week.Guest: Raisa Cole and Sascha Wolff
Webinar: U-Journaling (Thu, 24 April)
24 April 2014, 13:00-14:15 UTC / GMT(check your local time)
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This webinar introduced into the practice of U-Journaling. It is a reflective tool that helps you to slow down, reflect upon your current situation in life, and increase your awareness of your future field of possibilities. It consists of a set of guiding questions. It allows you to experience the U-process in about 40 minutes, access deeper levels of self-knowledge and self-knowing and to develop practical ideas for creating the future that you want to bring about...Guest: Klaus Althoff
Webinar: Mindfulness as a Leadership Practice (Thu, 17 April)
17 April 2014, 13:00-14:15 UTC / GMT(check your local time)
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The modern environment demands more than talent, strategy or knowledge—it requires mindfulness. It helps us truly listen to the future that is emerging and create deeper connections with ourselves and the people around us. In this webinar, we will experience a simple approach for everyday mindfulness together with Susan Piver, founder of the Open Heart Project.Guest: Susan Piver
Open Space - Leadership Issues – Responsible Business “Diagnosing Leadership Issues with the Globally Responsible Leadership Diagnostic (GRID)” (Mon, 14 April)
11 April 2014, 14:30-15:45 UTC / GMT (check your local time)
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The Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative ( brings together an international multi-sector community - leaders, practitioners, professionals, academics and the next generation – to create awareness of the need and urgency for responsible global action and to equip individuals, organizations and societies to respond to this call.In 2005 the GRLI’s first report, “A Call for Engagement”, identified the need for deep systemic change in business and recognized that this change needed to take place at the personal, organizational and systemic levels. This timely message, reinforced by a number of subsequent publications and projects, took root to the extent that calls for such leadership as the aspirational “new normal” became central to the global discourse on ensuring sustainable human progress. GRLI stewards the 50+20 vision of Management Education for the World, pioneered Whole Person Learning and developed the GRID which we will work with during the open space session.The GRID is a diagnostic which gives both organizations and individuals a powerful structure and guidance approach to think and talk about their globally responsible leadership behavior and actions. Participants will also have an opportunity to locate themselves on the GRID and experience practical interaction with the diagnostic.
Guests: Marielle Heijltjes, Mark Drewell, John North (Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative)
Webinar: Leadership Issues - Climate Change (Fri, 11 April)
11 April 2014, 14:30-15:45 UTC / GMT (check your local time)
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The man-made transformation of the climate system is the most imminent threat to the human species posed by nature. However, international cooperation on this vital issue is alarmingly unsatisfactory. With the current or with the prospective rules coming from the next big conference in 2015 reaching the goal of staying below 2 degrees Celsius will be missed. What kind of initiatives are needed to get international climate policy and global cooperation back on track? What chance are that the FCCC regime can be improved and how? And are there possibilities for an initiative outside of the framework of the ailing climate regime?Guest: Dr. Hermann Ott
Webinar: Leadership Issues - Water Resource Management (Fri, 11 April)
11 April 2014, 07:00-08:15 UTC / GMT (check your local time)
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Water resource management is arguably the biggest development challenge of our time. Without it, life cannot flourish and as we juggle the basic needs of an exploding population with water for food security, economic development, and the impacts of climate change, human rights are often compromised in favour of quick economic gains. Join us as we explore the diverse water journeys of Indonesia and South Africa and seek out the common leadership challenges that will deliver us from policy to sustainable practice. Amalia Wulansari will provide a case study from the Garang Watershed and her leadership toolkit helped to provide a shared vision between diverse stakeholders. Learn about Indonesia's water challenges, policy and how a paradigm shift in water resource management could manifest a sustainable response that meets the needs of all its people. Facilitated by Kristina Gubic, the turbulent water sector of South Africa will provide a juxtaposed view of how a water– stressed country manages its water resource for human rights and economic growth.Guest: Amalia Wulansari
Webinar: Leadership Issues - Urban Challenges (Thu, 10 April)
10 April 2014, 13:00-14:15 UTC / GMT (check your local time)
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Increasingly seen as the future sites of all human existence, urban areas have become the heart and pulse of an increasingly complex global economy. Join Dr Peter Gotsch, director of the Mundus Urbano Programme at TU Darmstadt and Josette Cole, Director of the Development Action Group (DAG) in South Africa, as they explore the challenges faced by increasing urbanization. Urban spaces, and the interaction between them, are giving way to the emergence of new socio-political and spatial identities. Rapid, global urbanization has given rise to a new development trajectory: poverty is transforming from an image of “rural and feminine” towards an increasingly urban identity, the metabolism of urban growth requires innovative natural resource management and the emerging role of cities as independent players in the International Political Economy are transforming the notion of state sovereignty.Guests: Josette Cole and Peter Gotsch
Webinar: Leadership Issues - Universal Health Coverage (Wed, 9 April)
9 April 2014, 16:00-17:15 UTC / GMT (check your local time)
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Worldwide, 1.3 billion people do not have access to effective and affordable health care. Every year 100 million are pushed below the poverty line because they fall ill, use health services, and pay out of pocket. At the same time, poverty increases the risk to fall sick. Together with Kai Straehler-Pohl, we have explored the importance of collaboration and dialogue between stakeholders across sectors at local, regional, national and international levels to overcome this vicious circle of complex tasks and conflicting interests and why this is a key topic of Leadership for Global Responsibility.Guest: Kai Straehler-Pohl
Open Space: Stories from Leadership Journeys (Mon, 7 April)
7 April 11:00 – 12:15 UTC / GMT (check your local time)
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99% of the time, leadership is about being responsible and acting upon it. Arun Sharma is a winner of the 2013 Change Leadership Award. He will tell of a leadership journey that arose from standard job description, to which he responded trying to achieve a shared dream.Arun works in a very underdeveloped region of the world, where most of the population lives under a dollar a day. Subsistence agriculture and physical labor is their primary source of income. Many people here depend on government subsidies for their livelihood. His work is to streamline government payments that are given to these people for various purposes.This open space will enquire how Arun and others can address development challenges through a change management process using technological innovation and inclusive financial systems.Guest: Arun Sharma
Webinar: The journey towards leadership for global responsibility (Thu, 3 April)
3 April 2014, 13:00-14:15 UTC / GMT (check your local time)
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Why do our attempts to deal with the challenges of our time so often fail? How can we get in touch with a deeper dimension of leadership and transformational change? In this webinar, we’re joined by Otto Scharmer, Author of ‘Theory U’, to explore what it means to lead from the future as it emerges – and how we can create our own leadership journeys to become the change we want to feel in the world.Guest: Otto Scharmer
Webinar: Collaborative Leadership (Thu, 3 April)
3 April 2014, 08:00-09:15 UTC / GMT (check your local time)
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Multilateral negotiations on pressing global challenges are currently in crisis. Despite a broad agreement on the problems and possible solutions, global cooperation seems to be prone to failure. The global cooperation crisis stands in stark contrast to multidisciplinary research on the surprisingly high inclination of human beings to cooperate at an interpersonal level. Seven basic mechanisms stand out as enablers of successful cooperation: reciprocity, trust, communication, reputation, fairness, enforcement and we-identity. Insights from this “cooperation hexagon” provide new perspectives on (failing) cooperation at the global level. Thus, power games provide no sufficient explanation for global cooperation blockades. A new theory of international cooperation has to tackle questions on how to scale up cooperation from an interpersonal to a larger level and how to cope with complexity.Guest: Dirk Messner, Director, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Open Space: MOOC Playground (Mon, 31 March)
Webinar: Leadership Competencies for the 21st Century (Thu, 27 March)

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Today’s complex global challenges need new leadership capacities: embracing diversity and building collaboration in order to develop innovative approaches with the potential for transformation. We're joined by Peter Senge, Author of 'The Fifth Discipline',in an exploration of the leadership competencies needed in the 21st Century.Guest: Peter Senge

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