This is going to be something remarkable – taking your Stifinder training to a new level and elevating your understanding of yourself as an authentic leader. Our strong connections to carriers of ancient Andean wisdom and well-tested setup creates a unique learning environment.
Focus for this Master Class is essential disciplines for leaders to create the transformation needed for you, in your organisation and team. Authentic Leadership is about personal integrity and willingness to expand capabilities in yourself and others.
Some of the most important insights and learnings in life cannot be taught or explained, they must be experienced. Life itself and nature are great Teachers and transmitter of essential Wisdom. For this Peru is an epicentre.
We invite you to a living indigenous culture that retains wisdom and teachings capable of awakening parts of our essential selves that Western Culture ignores or discourages. Authentic Leadership is intense training in being mentally and spiritually fit to navigate the massive changes, we all know the world is facing in the years to come.
The Master Class is facilitated by a strong team committed to create a unique learning environment and long-lasting effect. Christer Gaardmand Zäll, Marc Drouin and Mikkel Schjøtz from Stifinder will create the framework and connection to previous Stifinder training.
Besides, we are proud to introduce native Peruvian Puma Quispe, who will contribute with knowledge based on his direct connection to the indigenous culture. Also, Carl Hyatt, engaged in the Stifinder community since the beginning, will add his unique take on leadership based on more than 20 years of study in Andean and native philosophy.
About the Master Class
Authentic Leadership is about becoming alive and fully thrive, not only in your work, but in your heart and spirit.The purpose is to increase our capacity to lead with and without authority, across boundaries, and from any political or organizational position. This requires putting yourself on the line, questioning the status quo, eliminating blindspots, and moving beyond limiting attachments.
The indigenous peoples in Peru are profoundly related to the powers that flow through every fiber of the living web of life on this planet. It is not a romantic fantasy to say that their libraries are the mountains, the rivers, the winds, the stones of their sanctuaries, and ancient history - still embedded in their daily life and routines.
As human beings and leaders we have abilities to lead, see, feel, know, learn and navigate in the world in ways the modern civilisation is only now beginning to remember. These leadership abilities are crucial in the changing times and new organizational paradigms that lie immediately ahead of us.
Authentic Leaders are looking for an edge, where others don’t.
The ancient traditions represent ways of being and knowing that are useful for practicing true leadership in the future. Research in Western culture is only recently starting to understand the wisdom, power, adaptability and creativity of living 'systems' and 'networks'. This Master Class is a practical, intellectual bridge between insights of indigenous cultures and the modern western world to come.
In short, we invite you to discover perspectives on leadership and life that you are unlikely to find at any university or your next business conference.
Location, location, location
The area round Cusco is a true power spot. We are going to work intensively with the stunning nature and the ancient sites, that both the Incan Empire and civilizations before then have cultivated over thousands of years. As part of the programme we are going on an excursion high up into the Andes mountains which are tremendous sources of power and energy.
Some things are inexplicable - they can only be known through experience.
Our base for teaching and working is the beautiful resort Willka Tika in the heart of Sacred Valley. All integrated in our Stifinder way of learning - balancing theory, practical experiences and implementation into your professional and private life.
Some of the leadership disciplines we are going to practice intensively:
- Agility - practices of adapting to a constantly changing reality.
- Communication – a powerful new language to create change in your professional and private life
- Commitment – the joy of really stepping up and into your full potential as a leader and human being
- Collaboration – engaging and empowering people, creating a hub for high performance and true leadership
- Purpose – taking great leadership and organisations to the next level.
- Courage – how to lead in an authentic and effectful way
Date: 9th – 13th March 2020.
Location: Cusco and Sacred Valley area in Peru (1 ¼ hour from Lima by air).
Base: Willka Tika resort.
Price: 36,500.00 + VAT, including accommodation and meals. Not including flights.
Participants to take care of travel insurance.
Sign Up: Before 1st October 2019.
Facilitators: Christer Gaardmand Zäll, Puma Quispe, Carl Hyatt, Marc Drouin and Mikkel Schjøtz.