With Patricia Shaw, Kaira Jewel Lingo, Robin Murray, Richenda Macgregor, Duncan Passmore, Alex Tempest, Aphra Sklair and Tim Crabtree | This three week course will explore why new modes of leadership and facilitation are called for in a world of greater interconnectedness, complexity and change. The course will challenge the dominant myths of the “strong” leader and the “heroic” entrepreneur. It will ask whether there are other ways that we can “take a lead” whilst maintaining the integrity and quality of our relationships with others and with nature. Drawing inspiration from ecology, complexity theory and mindfulness-based approaches, participants will explore the limits of mechanistic and instrumental approaches to leadership, and experience new ways of leading in uncertain and unpredictable contexts. The course will include taking leadership and facilitation roles on a live project, reflecting Schumacher College’s focus on “Rooted in Place, Networked Worldwide”.