Masters & Mentors

Training Seminar

Enabling Agility in Uncertain Times

12 Oct 2022 - 26 Oct 2022
  • Member Price: RMB 5,500
  • Standard Price: RMB 6,500
  • Online webcast

A highly interactive online programme – Leadership Master Class for Senior Leaders

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Event details

  • Three 3-hour workshops spread over three weeks in October with supported application – 12, 19 and 26 October
  • 93% of international senior executive alumni attested CALAgility System helped deal with uncertainty


Testimonies include:

“CAL practices used daily make it irrelevant if there is lock down or not” — Lukasz Walach, Product Leader, Nokia

“This intensive one day really helps me navigate uncertainty with less stress, and helped our managers deal with lockdown uncertainties”  — Ian Anderson MD, Synthoma China

“I would highly recommend this for senior managers. It gives genuinely new and very useful ideas for dealing with a VUCA context. During the Shanghai lockdown, we increased our revenue by 30% and took market share from less agile competitors in the chemical logistics market — Karl Hudson, Regional Director North Asia, Suttons International



Survey of several hundred senior managers around the world and in China who have applied the approach during lockdowns showed benefits:


Completed in advance (in English or Chinese)

  • Self-assessment for teams/organisations being led, looking at the principles needed for dynamic and agile self-organisation. Participants will compare their own confidential scores with cohort peers as well as a global database.
  • Individual self-assessment that shows how agile/adaptive, responsive, effective, balanced and overall enabling the choices of leadership strategy are. Highly customised report will give specific suggestions for further exploration.


Master Class Timings: Each workshop is 1500-1800hrs

Workshop 1: 12 October

  • Extending leadership paradigms
  • Navigating uncertainty
  • Setting up inter-session application

Workshop 2: 19 October

  • Insights into application
  • Principles for team agility

Workshop 3: 26 October

  • Leadership strategies for better results
  • Enabling follower self-organisation/initiative
  • How to be less busy/more effective


Inter-workshop application:

  • Cohort split into Action Learning Groups of 4 – 6, and use of online support with 5 minutes a day mindful reflective practice
  • Use of CAL’s Impact and Peer Accountability System (IPAS) to support Action Learning Group sharing experience


Participants will receive:

High impact, very interactive online workshops using zoom that will introduce a genuinely new approach (NOT “old wine, new bottle”!). This will cover:

  • WHY leadership paradigm needs to change based on modern western complexity science – how to lead upwards and sideways not just down in VUCA times with high uncertainty and tendency to micro-manage.
  • WHAT principles need to be in place, so as to leverage hidden potential that commonly exists in teams and organisations
  • HOW to get faster and better results in uncertain times for less stress and effort

Materials include:

  • Signed copy of “Future Leadership” (China only)
  • Customised and confidential individual report on leadership capability
  • Customised and confidential report on team/organisation being led
  • Learning log to capture key action points to take away and try out
  • Aide memoire of key points
  • International CPD certificate if needed


After Master Class:

  • Joining alumni group of senior executives
  • One-on-one coaching session if needed
  • Access to articles and further reading
  • Discount for further CAL workshops





In case of cancellation, please kindly note you must email before 6 pm, 10 October 2022. It is non-refundable for cancellation request made beyond the above mentioned timeframe.

The speaker

Nick Obolensky
Founder, Complex Adaptive Leadership Ltd; MD, Agile Plus Leadership Consultants


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