The programme is designed for people currently in a managerial position, responsible for a significant part of the activities of your organisation. Of course you might also have a professional role – as an engineer, medic, designer, and so on; but the focus is on managing and leading organised work. Many participants are current EMBA students, gaining credit for taking part in the program; others are graduates with several years managerial or business experience (and some have lots of experience but less formal education). Some are entrepreneurs or are considering breaking out from corporate roles. What all have in common is a real and current desire to improve their management and leadership, and the effectiveness of their organisations.
The programme is not suitable for full-time students. If you are concerned about whether this is for you, please contact us before applying.
The programme includes conceptual input from renowned scholars, skills development and competency sharing. A core set of activities provides structured and sensitive analysis of tacit aspects of organisational communities and managerial practices. These activities include active listening, attentive observation, cross-cultural interpretation and ‘friendly consulting’. The programme is a feast for the mind, and also for the imagination.
In 2019 we will also offer a Facilitator Track, designed for participants who want to use the RoundTables approach in their own consultancy, OD or HRD. This will require additional activities before and after the programme itself.
Membership of the Facilitator Track is open to experienced OD practitioners; to faculty members from business schools that are sending students to the programme and people who have attended previous RoundTables programmes and now want to run something similar in their own workplaces.
There will be 8 places on the Facilitator Track, and applications should be made to Professor Jonathan Gosling, and cc email@example.com, or tick the Facilitator Track checkbox on the form linked to below.