MA810 Special Topic: Leading Change in a Rapidly Changing World

In a rapidly changing world, the primary task of leadership is to energize a community of people toward their own transformation in order to meet the challenges of the uncharted terrain before them. It is what Ronald Heifetz calls “adaptive leadership” and defines as “the practice of mobilizing people to tackle tough challenges and thrive.” Transformational Leadership is the product of a leader’s own personal competency, relational congruence and adaptive capacity.

The key thought is this: Transformational Leadership is absolutely dependent on the leader’s own ongoing transformation and ability to lead others into a process of shared transformation through ongoing learning and navigating loss. This class will focus on the principles and practices for adaptive leadership in Christian missional context.

Guest Lecturer:
Dr Tod Bolsinger | BA; MDiv; PhD (Fuller)
Vice President for Vocation and Formation and Assistant Professor of Practical Theology, School of Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary