Today, ‘conventional’ leaders in our organisations are struggling to adapt to increasing volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA). The decisions made by leaders in our organisations collectively create the society in which we live. It is widely accepted that our society, created by our leaders as they struggle with VUCA, is unsustainable. Our organisations, in turn, cannot be sustainable in the long-term if the society within which they operate and serve is also unsustainable. Create Seven is driven by the purpose to develop ‘post-conventional’ leaders who can thrive in the midst of VUCA and co-create a better future for us all. It is a not-for-profit ‘Community Interest Company’ run as a co-operative and owned by its members.
We believe everyone is a leader and, together, we can create a better future. When we engage with the services or products provided by our organisations we become their leaders. By demonstrating this leadership we become active citizens in our society rather than passive consumers. So whether we work in an organisation or not, we are all leaders. Together we can create a more sustainable society which safeguards future generations.
To enable leaders to develop to the post-conventional stages we focus on their psychological development which is often termed ‘vertical growth’. Whereas, training in knowledge and skills is termed ‘horizontal growth’. Vertical growth is realised when the leader is able to access new ways of perceiving, experiencing, understanding and relating to their world. This requires the leaders to develop greater agility in how they think, feel and behave. Create Seven prepares, challenges and supports leaders as they transition to the post-conventional stages of their development.
We provide leaders with the space, community and facilitation necessary for their development to the post-conventional stages. Create Seven delivers:
- Foundation Modules - Core and Optional
- Creative Dialogue - Community of Practice
- Enabling Programme
- Co-Create Leaders Programme
- Co-Create Space - Community of Practice
- Going Deeper - Community of Practice
These modules, programmes and communities of practice are led by a core team of highly qualified and trained leadership development facilitators who have a great deal of experience developing leaders in public, not-for-profit and private organisations across a range of sectors. These core facilitators are Leadership Psychologists and an Outdoor Learning and Development specialist. A wide team of guest facilitators support the core team. Read more
Create Seven is part of the Create Network. Our sister organisations are: