Workshop: Wayfinding Leadership

Date Tuesday 29 May 2018
Time 1pm - 2:30pm
Where MSB.1.36
Presenter Dr Chellie Spiller
Admission Cost Free

Waikato Management School is pleased to invite you to a 29 May workshop on 'Wayfinding leadership', presented by Dr Chellie Spiller, associate professor in management and international business at the University of Auckland Business School.

Dr Spiller is a co-author of the book 'Wayfinding Leadership: Ground-breaking Wisdom for Developing Leaders', with Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr and John Panoho (2015). In 2018, she was a guest speaker at Harvard University on 'What is great leadership?

Training programmes in this field are growing and being taught in a variety of domains, such as Air New Zealand’s middle management training programme, Global Women’s Breakthrough Leadership course, the judiciary and in the health sector.

For centuries cultures have navigated using the rising and setting of stars and the patterns of waves on the oceans and sands. This science synthesises important signs in order to gain one’s bearings, and is known as wayfinding.

Wayfinding leadership requires that we become explorers of our world, seeking to discover and shine light upon that which is not seen. To do this is to sail beyond the compass of our existing knowledge and to traverse uncharted waters in ourselves and the world.

Wayfinding leadership offers a powerful approach to leadership in an uncertain, complex, and rapidly changing world. The practice of wayfinding deepens discernment about what is really going on, while at the same time enabling us to be more responsive to subtle shifts and nuances. It develops integrative thinking and perceptiveness – the ability to see connections between things that others do not see and to make sense of complexity. It helps us move from stillness, experience greater relaxation and awe especially in the face of change.

The workshop runs from 1pm to 2.30pm and will be held in MSB.1.36, Waikato Management School, Hillcrest Road, Hamilton.