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Leading In Complexity

A multi-module program designed to develop new ways of thinking to lead in an increasingly complex world.

If you feel the environment you are currently operating in is increasingly complex and unpredictable, then you are not alone.

A recent study by IBM of 1500 Global CEO’s highlighted “the escalation of complexity as the biggest challenge confronting them” and that their organisations were not equipped to cope effectively with this complexity.

In response to an increasingly complex and unpredictable environment the attributes a leader needs have changed. Mastery of known knowledge and technical skills no longer guarantees success. What leaders need is not only a new way to act but also more importantly new ways to think.

Learn new, transferable ways of thinking and working through a mixture of Coaching and Workshops

Based on the latest research, this program will explore how to be successful in an increasingly complex, interdependent and ambiguous future – a future requiring adaptation in addition to technical skills. It will suggest a rethinking of how we understand leadership and provide an alternative model for participants to exercise leadership.

Stimulating, interactive format.

Each workshop will be practical, informal and participative, providing a rich and stimulating learning experience. Participants will experience fresh, innovative thinking underpinned by evidence-based theory.

The Group coaching sessions offer a supportive structure for participants to reflect on progress, share assumptions and experiences. In addition, the coaching provides a forum for robust discussion and creates invaluable connections across the cohort.

Who should attend?

The program is designed for experienced managers and business owners looking to make more effective decisions in complex and uncertain times. The frameworks for thinking are transferable for those wanting to help their clients navigate complexity.


Intersect has secured a discounted member’s price of $1000 per person for the six-session program of three half day workshops and three group coaching sessions. Fee includes all materials and a light lunch at the conclusion of the sessions.

A deposit of 50% is required to reserve one of the limited places.


Workshops (9-1pm)


27 April Group Coaching (9 -12pm) 11 May
25 May 8 June
22 June 13 July


Due to the integrated design of the program participants are required to attend all sessions.


All sessions will be held at Intersect Flinders Street

Facilitated by Intersect members Kay Hannaford and Andrew Stevens.

Andrew is co-director and co-founder of the Uncharted Leadership. He spent the last seven years as Director of the Executive Education Unit at the University of Adelaide, where he led Leadership and Management programs for 1,200 participants per year.

Prior to the University Andrew held executive roles in the Retail, Manufacturing and Hospitality and Automotive sectors.

He designs and delivers programs in Australia and USA on managing in complexity, mindfulness, VUCA, adaptive leadership, leadership effectiveness and change.  Andrew holds an MBA from the University of Adelaide and is a Graduate of the Harvard University The Art & Practice of Leadership Development’.

Kay is a leadership development specialist who has worked with Andrew on the design and delivery of leadership programs over the past three years. Kay specialises in increasing performance through individual, team and group coaching.

She has more than thirty years’ experience in a wide range of corporate settings from the public sector to developing and managing her own businesses, being a senior executive in an international company and a Director on a number of boards.

She is an accredited executive coach, mentor and art therapist and an Associate of the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership in Sydney (www.iecl.com).

Need more information?

Please contact Kathy Carruthers on 0421 554 775


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