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Transformational Leadership Masterclass

Upcoming Cohort

Quarter 1, 2023

Structure

5 Intensive and Interactive Modules, MBTI Assessment,
One-on-One Coaching Session

Delivery Method

Virtual

Course Introduction

The Transformational Leadership Masterclass is led by Rachel Adams of Narachi Leadership. This masterclass explores leadership in the domains of Self, Team, and the System. The modules clarify each domain and develop delegates’ self-awareness of how their personal challenges and world views influence how they show up as leaders, how they transform themselves, others, and systems.

The curriculum includes a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessment (MBTI), 6 core modules under the learning brackets of ‘transforming self’, ‘transforming others’, and ‘transforming systems’. In addition to this, there is a 1:1 coaching session as part of the curriculum.

Course Overview

Browse Lesson Plan

1. Leading through Personality

Psychologists argue that personality type influences between 40-60% of our behaviour and yet most leaders do not understand the workings of their own personality type. Using the Myers-Briggs tool the leaders will understand how they lead, how they manage stress, how they change, how they energise, how they learn, how they make decisions, and how they innovate amongst others. They will also understand how to lead people with different personality types from theirs.

2. Values-Based Leadership

This workshop will ask and address the following questions: What are the leaders' values that he/she holds worthy for themselves? Leaders in organisations lead more effectively when they can align their personal values to those of the organization. To unlock this power, they must be aware of their relationship with their values, yet 85% of leaders do not know what these values are. At the end of this module, the leaders will:
- Determine their top 3 values at this stage of their leadership journey
- Define conscious mindsets and behaviours to anchor their values for practical action in the world
- Consider the strategy for their leadership journey based on their values and how they align with those of their organisation.

3. Dealing with Conflict

Conflict is one of the leader’s worst nightmares. When a conflict situation arises, leaders often find themselves with limited tools to both resolve the conflict but also to use it for strategic learning. This session will help leaders better understand both the science and art of conflict and will leave them with the confidence to embrace conflict when it arrives.

4. The Neuroscience of Leadership

The human brain is central to the performance of a leader. However, many leaders are not aware of the drivers that support the brain and how they can overcome the biases of the brain.
This session will support the leader across the following dimensions:
- A report of their current brain health and performance
- An understanding of the basic drivers of the brain
- How to access creativity, problem solving and peak performance
- How to deal with biases and diversity
- How to move beyond engagement to inspiration

5. Leadership Archetypes

Authentic power and authentic leadership are about being able to respond to each leadership moment. Leaders should therefore be able to access various embodiments of leadership while honouring their unique personality in order to be effective. This session will explore the leader’s coherency through their body, emotions and language, providing them with the tools to tap into the different leadership archetypes as each leadership moment reveals itself.

6. Add-On Assessment

360 Leadership Survey
The 360 Degree Survey draws from neuroscience and leadership theory to give the leader a holistic understanding of how their employees, peers, customers and managers are experiencing the delegate's leadership approach. The survey is anonymous, and the participant has a chance to unpack the results of the feedback they have received and develop a strategy for leveraging strengths and addressing weaknesses. The first survey is to be completed by Module 3 and involves seven to ten people of varying hierarchical levels from the participant’s team. The second survey is completed 3 months after Module 6 and will also involve the same people from the participant’s team. This assessment takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete.

7. Add-on Coaching

1:1 Coaching on Transforming Others (1 hour) This coaching session will be a deep dive to individually focus on the leader, addressing any questions about their personal development and growth, turning the generic content of dealing with conflict, the neuroscience of leadership and how to access various embodiments of leadership while honouring their unique personality to be effective, into a personal application that supports them in their own development and growth.

1:1 Coaching on Transforming Systems (1 hour) This will be a dedicated session to help the leader strategise around some of the key issues they are dealing with in relation to the three vectors of leadership strategy: direction, execution and results. The coach will assist the leader on how to personally look at structure, implementation, rewards, performance management and other such elements in relation to the 3 vectors, turning the generic content into personal application.

Dedicated Programme Support Team

5 intensive and interactive modules with world-class faculty

MBTI Assessment

Assignments

Learning platform with mobile access

Impact

48

Delegates

45

Companies represented

12

Countries represented

About the Instructor

Rachel Adams is the founder of Narachi Leadership, a boutique consultancy aimed at equipping leaders with unique tools for transformational leadership. She merges research and practice from neuroscience, psychology, biomimicry and ontology to give clients a holistic opportunity for theirs and their followers continued development. In this work she offers her expertise as a facilitator of leadership training, ontological coach, advisory partner and speaker. Rachel has received numerous awards for leadership and academic excellence including: the Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellowship; the Mandela Rhodes Scholarship; the Mellon Mays Leadership and Service Award; the Mellon Mays Scholarship and the Felix Scholarship. She read for her Masters in African Studies at the University of Oxford (St. Anthony’s College) and for her undergraduate and Honours degrees in Anthropology, Media and Writing at the University of Cape Town. She has delivered keynote addresses on various prestigious platforms including the UN, McKinsey, Yale, Obama Leaders, TEDx, EVE Africa, TheBoardroom Africa and SciencesPo LeAD Campus amongst others. Her corporate clients include Discovery, ABSA, Dalberg, L’Oreal, Danone, Cellulant, and Nedbank, among others.

Rachel Nyaradzo Adams

Founder, Narachi Leadership

Upcoming Cohort

Quarter 1, 2023

Structure

5 Intensive and Interactive Modules, MBTI Assessment,
One-on-One Coaching Session

Delivery Method

Virtual

Key Takeaways

  • Define conscious mindsets and behaviours to anchor your values for practical action in the world

  • Consider the strategy for your leadership journey based on your values and how they align with those of your organisation

  • Clarify the three vectors of leadership strategy by looking at structure, implementation, rewards, performance management and other related elements

Past delegates have come from the following companies:

Transformational Leadership Masterclass Experiences

“This masterclass helped me Understand more about myself and therefore where the gaps are in my teams/system. For any female leader considering attending the masterclass, I would highly recommend it, its an excellent training“
Maxine Barnett , Managing Partner at Acorus Capital
“The Transformational Leadership Masterclass enables you to self-reflect and identify how to use your strengths and pivot on your weaknesses. It was very effective in building up my confidence as a leader and I will be applying the learnings from it immediatelyThe Transformational Leadership Masterclass enables you to self-reflect and identify how to use your strengths and pivot on your weaknesses. It was very effective in building up my confidence as a leader and I will be applying the learnings from it immediately“
Caroline Okongo , Executive Director Augmentum Advisory Solutions Ltd and Board Advisor FSD Africa
"The programme modules are very insightful and at the end of the Masterclass, I made a commitment to strive for the 10% stretch, while exploring deeper growth as a leader using the tools shared. For example, I will use the Iceberg model shared in one session as an approach to have courageous conversations with my team"
Patricia Odero , Deputy Director, Family Planning Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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