Gradpad

SHAPE®
TRANSFORMATIVE
LEADERSHIP TREK FOR CENTURY 21

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Since conventional certificates have little meaning and aren’t much fun either, we have decided to take a different approach. Our participants do not receive warm handshakes, but badges for their achievements. But only after they have really internalized the content and further improved their work through continuous feedback from trainers and their peers. We call this approach Mastery Based Learning. The badges a participant collects are collected on a gamified report card, the GRADPAD.

During the hybrid 8-week SHAPE® trek all participants will have completed a total of 75 hours of face-to-face and remote classwork plus another 30 hours self-directed learning and mastermind work to complete their individual transformation case.

  • A three-day immersive retreat weekend with interactive impulse sessions, personal reflection, and team building
  • Weekly live-cohort remote sessions working on the 5 dimensions of the SHAPE® Framework
  • Two remote peer-coaching sessions on individual case studies
  • Five inspirational sessions with renowned international innovation experts
  • Self-directed application of course work and iterative design of transformation case in mastermind groups
  • Final workshop day with live pitch and implementation scheme for the individual transformation case

The GRADPAD is thus the detailed account of all the required study achievements,
that our participants have to demonstrate in individual and group work as part of their TRANSFORMATIVE LEADERSHIP TREK. The following legend explains all achievements in detail:

SHAPESCAPE

< LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP RETREAT >

// THE ART OF THE START
IDENTITY FOR CHANGE MAKERS

>> TRANSFORMATIVE MINDSET
Exploration of attitudes and behaviors in a highly uncertain world

>> TRANSFORMATIVE NETWORK
Team Building in agile contexts and interaction in sustainable networks

>> TRANSFORMATIVE LEADERSHIP
Formulation of a new understanding of roles and self-responsible action in the age of digitalization

// MAKING IDEAS HAPPEN
ITERATIVE TOOLBOX FOR TRANSFORMATION CHAMPIONS

>> FUTURE MANIFESTO
Reflection and analysis of transformation processes and vision development for agile teams

>> RAPID PROTOTYPING
Conversion of designs into assessable prototypes and iterative further development
based on peer feedback

>> CREATIVE SOURCE
Building a culture of change and development of transformative roadmaps

// DARE TO LEAD
IMPLEMENTING CULTURAL CHANGE IN ORGANIZATIONS

>> CULTURE RULES
Tools and competencies to communicate change convincingly and implement them over resistance

>> NAVIGATING AMBIGUITY
Decision Making under conditions of extreme uncertainty and driving transformation with available means

>> APPLIED AGILE
Strategic team and organizational development and implementation of agile projects in the age of New Work

SHAPETREK

< REMOTE LEARNING TREK >

SOVEREIGNTY

What are the key conditions for driving a successful transformation process?

• Exemplary Ownership – the craft of taking responsibility and holding others accountable at the same time
• Entrepreneurial Acumen – the ability to decide and act under conditions of extreme uncertainty
• Autonomous Innovation – the art of daring greatly despite ambiguity

HORIZON

How can we provide guidance and direction for sustainable transformation?

• Predictive Re-Creation – the ability of detecting trends and imagining possible future scenarios
• Directive Purpose – the craft of shaping legacy,
ideas and business into an meaningful whole
• Expressive Leadership – the art of forming unity
by means of storytelling

ASPIRATION

How can we achieve the best possible outcome through open experimentation?

• Inquisitive Thinking – the ability to challenge the status quo, reduce complexity, and look for inconsistencies in reasoning
• Creative Alchemy – the art of playfully combining interdisciplinary methods with curiosity and serendipity
• Investigative Discovery – the craft to design and conduct descriptive experiments to drive rapid learning

PLASTICITY

How can we adapt to changing conditions while simultaneously withstanding forces of inertia?

Adaptive Judgement – the craft of question beliefs, overcome cognitive biases and adapt opinions accordingly
Reflective Awareness – the ability of gaining conscious understanding of the self
Social Sensemaking – the art of gaining clarity by empathic interaction with a group

EMBODIMENT

How can we lead by example and embody the change we seek?

Open Discourse – the ability to compete for the best solution driven by deviating opinions
Collaborative Communication – the art of expressing vulnerability and gratitude
Habitual Improvement – the craft to learn quickly from experience and to persistently grow better over time

SHAPETOPIA

< INNOVATION DISCOVERY WEEK >

PLAYFUL INNOVATION

Building innovative strength through playfulness

PURPOSEFUL INNOVATION

Embracing The Question Why We Should Innovate

PIVOTAL INNOVATION

Embracing The Radical New Through Emergent Innovation

PERSISTENT INNOVATION

Forming an anti-fragile mental model through multidisciplinarity

PROSPECTIVE INNOVATION

Imagining possible futures with technology

SHAPEABLE

< APPLIED LEARNING SANDBOX >

EXPERIMENT DESIGN rapidly deployable experiment along the Build/Measure/Learn cycle

ROADMAP BUILDING implementation scheme for transformation cases along the SHIFTBOARD® matrix

PEER COACHING facilitated coaching sandbox providing commitment, accountability, and application of use cases

SELF ORGANIZATION the pitfalls of agile leadership in experienced based learning formats

REMOTE COLLABORATION workshop design with state-of-the-art online collaboration tools

TRANSFORMATIONCASE

< PROJECT BASED TRANSFER >

TRANSFORMATION CASE development of out-of-the-box approaches and presentation and defense of a transformation concept in an expert group. The project can cover any kind of transformation case such as digitalization, sustainability, leadership, or cultural change – addressing the fundamental principles of transformation along the SHAPE® framework.

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