OCL Programme

An intensive week long programme, it is designed to be supportive and developmental but it will create a space that feels emergent and which is provocative and challenging – the intention is to disrupt how participants think, working on conceptual, contextual, organisational and personal levels.

Get a taste of what happened in March 2017...

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Sunday 26th March - The disruption begins...

Working Live - Robert Poynton, Associate Fellow, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Creating an ensemble attitude is the essential pre-cursor for knowledge innovation. Preparing and maintaining groups of this kind depends on developing skills in communication, empathy and the ability to take risks. This session will create the environment for productive and purposeful conversations during the week.

Monday 27th March - Contextualising the challenges...

Change and the art of adaptive leadership - part 1 - Keith Ruddle, Associate Fellow, Saïd Business School

Leading change in today’s turbulent world often means facing issues that cannot be solved by any one leader. We talk of ‘wicked or adaptive problems’ and leaders – at all levels - may have to find different ways to orchestrate and lead change ‘without the answers’. This workshop will enable participants to learn about the different kind of leadership and the tools we might use to help us do it.

Discovery: Cultural Leadership – identifying and addressing the challenges - Directors panel

How can cultural leaders address the challenges facing them and their organisations? Bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience from leading cultural organisations of varying sizes with different challenges, the directors will share their insights.  

Oxford Museum Directors panel discussion chaired by Di Lees (Director General, Imperial War Museums)

Tuesday 28th March - Organisational change and adaptive leadership...

Change and the art of adaptive leadership - part 2 - Keith Ruddle, Associate Fellow, Saïd Business School

Reflect from Day 1 on key ‘reframing’ around participants’ challenges, and provide short faculty input on ideas and examples on leading adaptive change. The session will facilitate participants to discuss and demonstrate how leaders can communicate and engage others collectively  to work on an adaptive challenge.

Beyond doubt - how to harness doubt for more resilient leadership in turbulent times - Michael Smets, Associate Professor, Saïd Business School

In this workshop Michael will draw on and test out findings from the CEO Report focusing on S3, the Power of Doubt, and Ripple Intelligence.

Oxford Cultural Leaders Faculty, Jonathan Lloyd (Pegasus Theatre), Pegram Harrison (Said Business School), Richard Evans (Beamish), Janet Barnes (Yorkshire Museums Trust)

Wednesday 29th March - The Entrepreneurial Mindset...

The entrepreneurial leader - Panel Discussion

Much store is being placed on the museum and cultural sectors becoming more entrepreneurial – in developing new business skills and models, in finding innovative ways of working which lead to new and sustainable income streams.  But what does this really mean for our organisations and leaders? This session will reflect on whether you teach leaders to be entrepreneurial and will explore if organisations need to be entrepreneurial in order to be sustainable and resilient.

Entrepreneurial ways of thinking and behaving: venture sprint - Pegram Harrison, Fellow in Entrepreneurship, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Split into three parts across the course of the day, develop your idea as a team and pitch to a panel of experts.

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Thursday 30th March - Leading against the grain...

Leading against the grain: Cultivating Creativity in a Climate of Constraint - Tracey Camilleri, Associate Fellow, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Looking at the leader's role in highperformance teams, innovation, culture, and style. What can you do as a leader to shift your organisation’s culture in a way that provokes the change you want to see?

Oxford Cultural Leaders dinner at the Museum of Natural History

Friday 31st March - The Inspiring leader...

Inspirational Leadership: lessons from Shakespeare - Yolanda Vazquez, Olivier Mythodrama

This session will focus on the practical application of influence within the increasing complexity of organisational life.  It seeks to answer the question: “How am I going to get the things done that I believe are right and should be done?” 

In this highly interactive programme, participants will learn how to build and mobilise a successful coalition, how to identify and use appropriate sources of power and how to best influence others.

Oxford Cultural Leaders delegates

This represents just a selection of the overall programme. To discuss further please contact the Programme Director, Lucy Shaw: lucy.shaw@museums.ox.ac.uk | 01865 613783

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