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Leadership as Futures Creation

The path of transformative learning is a path of deep learning

The increasing complexity of the 21st century is demanding more from us,  
but not more of the same.   

In response to this challenge, we have embraced holistic adult learning principles to design this course so that you will have the time, space and energy needed to authentically develop your 21st-century capacities to meet the challenges of today. 

By participating in this course, you will have the opportunity to deepen your existing leadership skills and knowledge, as well as developing the foundational capacity to see the world anew with ‘fresh eyes’ through the transformative learning journey. 

With fresh eyes, we see new opportunities and possibilities,  
which calls forth our inherent creativity and capacity to innovate.  

Your Facilitator 

Julie Sedgmen is a practitioner and researcher in the field of adult learning and development.  Her approach is informed by holistic and integral principles and includes psychotherapy, adult learning and development, creativity, transformational learning, systems theories and futures studies. 

Utilising integral adult education frameworks, Julie has taught in the field of holistic counselling and psychotherapy.  She perceived the need for this learning approach to be offered in the community sector for its effectiveness in supporting the development of our higher human capacities.  These capacities, also known as 21st Century Skills, are needed in our time to meet the increasing demands and complexity of our social conditions. 

What is transformative learning & development? 

Identifying 21st Century Leadership as a current trend in leadership discourse, we wanted to truly understand what was behind these concepts.  We sought to understand what these skills are, why they are needed and how to develop them. Our research concluded that: 

21st Century Skills are inherent human capacities that are emerging through an evolution of human consciousness.  A transformative learning approach is needed to develop these capacities, which are beyond intellectual learning. 

The transformative learning environment provides the conditions for individual growth and freedom.  Each person’s learning experience and meanings will be different, and the process is supported by the capacity of the teacher to hold a safe space for learning to occur.   

There is no grading or failure within a transformative learning environment.  However, it can be personally challenging at times, which is why we have included an individual session with each module to support you to integrate your learning.   

Transformative learning will support you to discern and act out of your authentic self, which by its nature, is inherently creative and present.  It is a way of slow learning where you develop new practices that you use and develop further as you continue to grow beyond this course.   

It is about knowing how to create the right conditions 
for our higher human capacities to unfold. 

This course will not give you superficial ‘sound bites’ of information that may be lost within our information fatigued lives.  This course is developed out of a holistic model of adult learning that empowers you to take charge of your own learning, with goals that are current and relevant to you.   

Course Structure and Learning Environment 

Our learning approach will support you to take a deeper dive into the questions that matter to you.   

You will have the time and space to digest and integrate your learning into practical action.  You will actively participate in your transformation. 

We know the community sector, and we have designed this course with you and your busy schedule in mind. The course has five modules that guide your learning journey from your Self to Transformative Action in the World

This is a 12-month course and has a mixed mode of delivery.   

There are 5 modules, and you will need to attend one face to face intensive every 8 weeks for 6 hours, with 2 online forums throughout the 7-week module.   

You will be supported to develop your home study plan to meet your specific learning and development goals.   

Class sizes will range from 5 to 8 participants to support the development of authentic peer learning relationships, enriching your learning experience. 

After completing the course, you will be invited to participate in the Sector Connect Leadership Conference, such as contributing to the program design, presenting a talk or workshop or to share out of your transformative learning journey. 

Are you ready to transform and deepen your leadership experience? 

Course Format 

There are 5 modules, each module runs for 7 weeks with 1 week break between modules. 

Week 1 of each module you will attend a class (6 hrs), you only need to attend in person once every 8 weeks. 

Week 3 of each module will include an online group discussion (2hrs). 

Week 6 of each module will include an online group discussion (2hrs). 

You have the option to have an individual session with the facilitator either in person or online (included in course fees). 

Course Modules 

  Module 1   The Path of Transformative Learning  
– Model of the holistic human being 
– Knowing yourself through your biography (life story) 
– Deep Listening 
– Transformative Learning  
 Module 2  Evolution of Human Consciousness  
– The evolution of human consciousness 
– What are our emerging capacities? 
– What is the future calling me to do?  
 Module 3  Creative Dimensions  
– Creativity and creative thinking 
– Working with complexity & paradox 
– Creating conditions for creativity within teams  
 Module 4  Humanising Humanity  
– Flourishing and diverse human futures 
– Developing our higher human capacities 
– What supports and what diverts our development?  
 Module 5  Leading in Context with Current World Conditions  
– Global challenges 
– Courage and curiosity 
– Transformational action  
 Module Structure
 Week 1   Attend in person for a 6 hour learning session  
 Week 2   Home study / optional 1:1 session 
 Week 3   Online discussion forum / optional 1:1 session 
 Week 4   Home study / optional 1:1 session 
 Week 5   Home study / optional 1:1 session 
 Week 6   Online group: consolidating the learning / optional 1:1 session 
 Week 7   Submit a reflective essay / optional 1:1 session  
 Week 8   Rest 

After completing the 5 modules there will be a short break followed by a Leadership Conference, where you will have the opportunity to present at the conference on a topic you choose, share aspects of your learning journey or facilitate workshop. 

Study & Contact Hours 

Total Course: 55 hours over 1 year 

Face to Face: 30 hours 

5 x Individual session: 5 hours 

Online participation: 20 hours 

Home study: 5 hours per week (suggested) 

Optional Additional Individual Sessions (fee applies) 

Course Fees 

Course Fees includes tuition, learning resources, 1x individual session per module: 

 Fee Schedule   Sector Connect Members  Non Members 
 Course Fee  $3850  $3990 
 Additional Options   
 5x Individual Sessions  $480  $500 
 1x Individual Session  $110  $120 

Payment options 

We have flexible payment options available.   

We are accepting enrolments for the August 2021 intake 

We are here to answer your questions! 

Enquire Now:  tania.muchitsch@sectorconnect.org.au