Tools for New Ways of Leading

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[excerpts from the short course Tools for New Ways of Leading]

The world today is navigating quickly changing conditions of increasing complexity and volatility, driven by rapid transformation in technology, globalization, population growth, the climate emergency, biodiversity loss, increasing wealth disparity, and enduring social injustices. The impacts of these challenges are experienced across our entire planet, yet most severely by the world’s least resourced populations.

Today’s challenges require specific leadership skills and tools that previously were often unappreciated or even unrecognized. More than ever, leaders around the world need to cultivate the resources of insight and empathy, of creative agility, of collaboration, and the capacity to foster shared purpose across the communities they lead.

Trisha Bauman
CEO & Founder, TJBauman LLC
Adjunct Faculty, MASD


What are these resources and how do you cultivate the skills to implement them?

Tools for New Ways of Leading, a new short course by Trisha Bauman, is an opportunity for you to understand and practice tools for new ways of leading to make the kind of positive change desperately needed today. The tools explored enable leaders to develop the creative potential of diverse and inclusive teams, to cultivate emergent thinking and problem-solving, and to collaborate across community, professional, and industry differences. 

Integrating pragmatic skill development, applied learning, and peer-to-peer sharing of insights, this course sets students on a path to further their own resources for leading skillfully across situations of increasing challenge, uncertainty, and ambiguity. 

PLEASE NOTE: This course is not just for “leaders”!  It’s for anyone seeking to effect positive change in today’s challenging world. If you’re reading this, it’s meant for you.

The course is fully online and runs Monday Sep 27, 2021 through Sunday Oct 31, 2021.

Registration is now open!  Register now to save your spot in this unique and compelling course.

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Denise DeLuca / Director

Denise DeLuca is the Director of MCAD’s Sustainable Design program. She was co-founder of BCI: Biomimicry Creative for Innovation, a network of creative professional change agents driving ecological thinking for radical transformation. Denise is author of the book Re-Aligning with Nature: Ecological Thinking for Radical Transformation, which was illustrated by MASD alum Stephanie Koehler. She also teaches with the Amani Institute.

Denise’s previous roles include Education Director for the International Living Future Institute, Project Manager for Swedish Biomimetics 3000, and Outreach Director for The Biomimicry Institute. Denise is a licensed civil engineer (PE) and holds a master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering with a focus on modeling landscape-scale surface and groundwater interactions.  In addition, Denise is a Biomimicry Fellow and a member of the Advisory Council of The Biomimicry InstituteBoard Member of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), on the editorial board of the Journal of Bionic Engineering, and an Expert with Katerva. Denise is based in Oregon.

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