The Leadership Academy for Poland is a social good, apolitical and nonpartisan initiative. It features a world-class, Harvard-type, intensive leadership and management development program, as well as continuous educational opportunities after graduation.
Each class of approximately 40 participants is chosen from a wide pool of accomplished candidates. During the program, they significantly deepen their understanding of leadership and the unique contribution they can make out there in the world.
The program comprises:
- 1-week residential leadership training at our retreat campus;
- 15-week back-home, action-oriented full immersion conducted during regular work;
- Two 2-day residential sessions through October-December;
- Closing 1-day residential session and graduation ceremony.
Participation in all residential sessions is obligatory.
After successful completion of the Academy participants – as our alumni – are offered support through entering our regular Leadership Nests™ program.
The program is highly interactive and features a variety of teaching methods. In addition to formal Harvard case studies and a unique pedagogy of full-immersion as well as a real-time case, the program also uses films and various structured exercises, some of which involve poetry and philosophy readings. Participants analyze outside-class experience, including their own past challenges. The program also features an inner journey of self-reflection for uncovering participants authentic true north and drivers that give meaning to their leadership work.
The program is based on a unique methodology Leadership-4D-Experience™ and covers three critical aspects of exercising leadership:
How to lead people in organizations
How to lead in complexity
and change the world
Leading oneself for leading others