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Navigating Chaos

A 4-month learning experience that helps you navigate complexity and supports you to build the capacity to create impact inside your team, organization, and community.

Learn to lead in

This blended learning journey helps you develop your personal leadership style and practice and supports you in embedding it in your unique field and environment.

Over the course of 4 intense leadership retreats, weekly online sessions, and individual work in between, you will define or refine your leadership approach and practice.

You will work and learn with a team of leaders from various backgrounds, receive 1-on-1 guidances, and be challenged and inspired by experts and practitioners from various relevant fields.

Aarhus & Berlin: Learn at the home base of the Kaospilots.

The programme is made up of three blocks which focus on different areas of leadership, complexity, and practice. Each learning block we will kick-off together, in person, during an intense leadership retreat. After each retreat we will come together once a week virtually to check in, discuss, and share our learnings.
We land our learning experience with one final, fabulous retreat where we reflect on our process, insights and learnings.

Retreat I: Direction & Self-Leadership (Berlin)

Retreat II: Leading in Complexity (Aarhus)

Retreat III: Personal Leadership Practice (Aarhus)

Retreat IV: Reflection & Debrief (Berlin)

Defining your personal direction and leadership style.

What makes a great leader? How do you lead others and yourself? To grow as leaders, we have to reflect on our purpose and direction. Exploring that can be challenging but practicing personal inquiry can connect us to what is meaningful to us and thereby to our motivation to lead and create.

Learning to explore our personal narratives helps us shift, redirect, and stay in control of our direction and narrative.
Together, we will explore what moves us and identify a leadership style, tools, and methods to move others.

Recognizing and dealing with complexity in systems and relationships.

We will dive into systems thinking, complexity, and chaos theory. You will learn to apply a systems perspective in various situations to assess complex situations. Recognizing complexity is a practice in itself and only after being able to understand it, one will able to deal with and lead in complexity.

You will learn to navigate seemingly chaotic situations for yourself and as a leader of a team while dealing with ambiguity and uncertainty.

Being able to identify and handle conflict.

If we meet resistance in our efforts to have an impact, there’s a high chance that we’re on a path to lasting change and a real transformation. Quite often, one tends to move away from resistance and conflict to stay in a safe, well known space - but we need to explore and penetrate resistance in order to learn and progress. 

By working with conflict resolution, non-violent communication, and radical collaboration, we want to evolve to new levels of leadership and collaboration, where we can even collaborate with our strongest competitors, if needed.

Designing your learning journey and challenging your objectives.

Learning is not something that ends when we graduate from a formal education or training. Learning is lifelong and inevitable! It happens, if we want to or not. But we can steer the learning by making it self-directed, it becomes more powerful and purposeful.

The programme allows you to design your own learning journey and experiment with ways of learning that suit you best. We will both support and challenge your objectives to help you create a truly new learning experience.

Applying your leadership skills and direction in a real world context.

Throughout the course you will practice and apply your learnings directly in your personal context, projects, and work. That includes self-leadership skills as well as those you practice in teams or an organizational context. 

We don’t only strongly believe in learning by doing, but also practice it in all our programmes. This means, we will work hands-on, apply learnings in real contexts and challenge you to leave your comfort zone.

This will make the learnings actionable and help you advance as a leader.

Costs, Dates
& Details

A program for professionals who want to learn to navigate complexity and uncertainty.

Online + In-Person
In English

next date to be announced

If you'd like to book this course for your team or organisation, send us a message here.

7990€ + VAT
9.508,10€ incl. 19% VAT

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How do COVID regulations affect the programme?

The safety and wellbeing of our community are a priority. We will be operating within the guidelines of both the German and Danish governments, as our retreats will be located in those two countries and will have the required hygiene concepts in place. In case COVID regulations restrict us from working in person we keep the option to cancel the programme. In this case, any fees already paid will be reimbursed.

Can you say more about the in-person retreats?

The first and last retreat we will be in Berlin where will be working from the Kaospilot+ Berlin campus in Berlin-Tempelhof, next to the Tempelhofer Feld. For the second and third retreat, we will be in Aarhus, where we’ll work from the Headquarters of the Kaospilots. In both locations, you will have to take care of travel and accommodation yourself. Daily Lunch, one dinner experience per retreat as well as coffee, tea and snacks are included during all retreats.

Who is this programme for?

It’s a program for professionals who want to learn to navigate complexity and uncertainty. It’s for people who are eager to build the capacity to create impact inside their team, organization, and community.

We embrace diversity and encourage anyone to apply regardless of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital or parental status. and studios will reflect this.

How many will we be?

We have a maximum of 12 spots for our Navigating Chaos Programme.

Can I sign up as a Non-EU citizen?

Yes, you are very welcome to sign up as a Non-EU citizen. We will do our best to support you in any way we can to make your participation possible, for instance with official participation confirmation letters in case you need them to get a Visa.

I cannot join all retreats, is it possible to join one of the retreats online?

It will not be possible to join an entire retreat online, but the main input and content elements of all retreats will be recorded, so it will be possible for you to watch and work on the material afterward, and be on the same content level as your peers. Group work will neither be filmed nor streamed.

How much time am I supposed to use to work by myself in between the retreats?

Between the retreats, we will have a weekly call of 1h. You can expect to work 2 more hours by yourself (or maybe in collaboration with some other participants). We believe that you will make the most of the course if you apply the learnings directly to a real project you work on or in general in the context of your work. That way, you can get the most out of the content, individual guidance and regular feedback sessions.

I have another question, how can I contact you?

Feel free to reach out to helen@kaospilot.de for any additional questions.

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