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Adaptive Leadership 

Every strong leader should be able to adapt to change, no matter how difficult the circumstances. They must thrive in this fast-paced, ever-changing world, creating a vision that inspires and builds trust among their teams.

Developed by Ron Heifetz and Marty Linsky at Harvard University, the Adaptive Leadership Model helps organizations and individuals deal with uncertainty and major changes in an effective way. This workshop teaches leaders techniques needed to adapt to change, by identifying technical challenges and thinking outside the box.

After the workshop, participants will be ready to face future obstacles, armed with the tools to identify problems and come up with innovative, collaborative solutions.


  • Reflection and Analysis
  • Distinguishing Self from Role
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Managing Boundaries
  • Using Authority
  • Forming and Using Partnerships
  • Orchestrating Conflict and Diversity
  • Inspiration
  • Creativity and Curiosity
  • Courage and Stamina: The Ability to Generate and Take the Heat
  • Compassion and Empathy
  • Managing One’s Hungers: Grandiosity, Sexuality, and Other Vulnerabilities


Trainer input, experiential learning through practical examples & simulations, and detailed feedback from trainer and group.


An openness to explore oneself and to challenge one’s beliefs in a supportive and collegial group. Mutual respect and complete discretion are assured.



Seminar Details


Dr. Sebastian Lorenz


Dr. Sebastian Lorenz is the COO of the Institute of Leadership Development in Berlin. He is an experienced trainer, specializing in negotiation, mediation and leadership development. His areas of focus lie in the negotiation of complex contracts, conflict resolution and the setup of new projects, teams and start-ups. Coming from a background in medicine, he studied Law at the University of Zurich and holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.