Our Future Leaders & The Living Lab
Specifically designed for international, emergent leaders, “Our Future Leaders” is for people in their early twenties to late thirties, starting to develop their current and future roles. An intensive five-day programme is followed by a two-day review six weeks later, for reflecting how participants transferred their learning at work and home.
Participants learn by experiencing the demands of self-leadership and leadership of others in organisations through a real-time simulation of creating an organisation as a whole group. The simulation is followed by a focused personal de-briefing that helps participants recognize what happened to them and how their behaviours reflect their personal real-life dilemmas, strengths, patterns and beliefs.
“Our Future Leaders” provides a unique opportunity for the participant to consider and adapt:
- Choice of the ‘self’ you wish to be in and beyond work
- Complex differences between role relationships and friendships
- Competition and collaboration; hierarchy and self-reliance
History and participating organisation
The OFL Programme was set up in collaboration with an alumnus of the Recess College Sabbatical, to provide people with the benefits of the Sabbatical in an earlier stage of their working lives for an enduring kick-start.
The first group convened in 2010 and consisted of Dutch early-stage academics, but since then it has spread internationally amongst professionals from different backgrounds.
After the programme
OFL participants across disciplines asked to set-up an alumni group to continue learning. They set up venues themselves and ask the staff to facilitate the learning. Additionally, several participants have invested their own time to become peer-facilitators for the OFL programmes.
The inter-generational Living Lab is a new initiative
The Living Lab is a unique programme for seasoned executives, academics and professionals on inter-generational organisational work-life. It provides an opportunity to study and experiment with new approaches – on work, task and delivery. And to co-design with the next generation a joint understanding of a work-ethic that both delivers and develops.
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