A third cycle of the Course on Change and Leadership Executive courses at Executive level for Senior Managers from the Ministry of Interior was held in Belgrade on April 14 at the Falkensteiner Hotel, financed by the Swedish Government, and implemented by IMG. The aim of this course is to show the importance of complicated problems and to understand the difference between critical and less problematic situations and which leadership style should be applied for what kind of situation. So far, through the previous cycles, the themes of Strategic Leadership, types of leadership, as well as the process of change management and its implementation have been addressed.
The topic of this third training cycle was "Wicked problems, system thinking and system leadership". The aim of the course was for trainees to understand which leadership style should be applied in relation to the given problematic situation. Through lectures and practical work in the groups, topics of the typology of problems and decision styles, the influence of culture (Blame Culture, Just Culture) and especially organizational culture, were covered.
The main trainer and guest lecturer is Keith Grint recognized international expert in leadership and systems, with publication of several books which serve as core reading material across leading schools and executive courses, the Professor of Public Leadership at Warwick University (one of the top business school in the world), has held Chairs at Cranfield University and Lancaster University and was Director of the Lancaster Leadership Centre. He spent twelve years at Oxford University and was Director of Research at the Said Business School and Fellow in Organisational Behaviour, Templeton College, University of Oxford. He remains an Associate Fellow at the Said Business School and of Green Templeton College, Oxford. He’s Academician of the British Academy of Social Sciences, Visiting Research Professor at Leiden University, Fellow of the Windsor Leadership Trust, Fellow of the Leadership Trust and Visiting Professor at University College Suffolk.
The co-trainer at the course is Clare Holt from Great Britain. Clare Holt hold a PhD at Warwick Business School on Leadership. Clare also has degrees from Bournemouth and Aston Universities and has worked extensively in Customer/Client Service roles within the hotel, automotive and finance industries before working in Air Traffic Services with NATS Ltd (formerly National Air Traffic Services) for 7 years. She was extensively involved in the construction of the Continuous Professional Development programme for the College of Policing’s (formerly National Policing Improvement Agency) High Potential Development Scheme and she was the principal researcher in the evaluation research for the scheme. She has been involved in programmes with the College of Policing, Civil Service Learning (Roffey Park), NHS Scotland, NHS England, Emirates, Northamptonshire Police, Royal College of Nursing, various Social Services and Children’s Services departments, Cambridge University Executive Education, Said Business School (Paris), Oxford University Executive Education, Oxford University Press, University of Warwick Executive Education and other public and private organizations.