Inside Change


The Character of Leadership

7pm-9.30pm: 27 Apr, 4 May, 11 May, 18 May 2016

A four-module program exploring the personal foundations of leadership. Our approach digs deeper into listening and meaningful, productive dialogue. Taking material that has been used in international programs across the world, we are bringing this pilot to Oxford for the first time, a joint project of Inside Change and Initiatives of Change.

Much of our learning, even in academic institutions, focuses on knowledge and competition between ideas. Often less attention is given to the root causes of conflict, and why it’s so easy to see where we are right and where the other person is wrong; intellectually and morally.

What determines the character of my leadership?

Week 1 Change starts with me 

narrative and perceptions - why sense isn’t common

Week 2 | Dialogue in diversity

moving from my worldview to the other’s - ‘generative’ listening

Week 3Focused action 

partnering and collaboration - building active trust

Week 4Leadership 
a framework for addressing my blindspots

Facilitator | the program will be facilitated by Rob Lancaster, who has seven years experience in trustbuilding initiatives and facilitation in Europe, India, South-East Asia and Africa.

Methodology | the program will be based primarily on group learning and participatory methods, grounded in a smaller amount of content. Further reading and resources will be made available. 

Cost | as a pilot, we are offering this first program of four workshops at a nominal suggested contribution of GBP 15, just to cover administrative costs and snacks! We don't want finances to be an obstacle for anyone, so please contribute only as your budget allows.  

Initiatives of Change (IofC) is a world-wide movement of people of diverse cultures and backgrounds, who are committed to the transformation of society through changes in human motives and behaviour, starting with their own. We inspire, equip and connect people to address world needs, starting with themselves.