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EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

The Ethics Lab is focused on a transformational programme that begins with executive education to help align an organisation's values with all stakeholders, and helps develop a creative culture that enables the organisation to build its own positive momentum.

Ethical Value Creation in the Knowledge Age 
(6 weeks)

This programme consists of six workshops which include a combination of lectures, exercises, Open Space discussions, and economic ecosystem / platform design group activities.

Topics:

  1. Understanding the bias against creativity

  2. Building and maintaining cultural fitness

  3. Operating a knowledge distillery

  4. Avoiding wasteful busyness

  5. The human lens, a new language for value creation

  6. Economic ecosystem and platform design

Creative Collaboration
(6 weeks)

 

This 6 week course will develop the skills necessary to build an inclusive culture of creative collaboration and related trust building skills. This will increase employee engagement and teach how to run distributed teams across organisational and cultural boundaries. This course will include six workshops using a combination of lectures, exercises, Open Space discussions, and economic ecosystem / platform design group activities.

Digital Skill Shift
(6 weeks)

 

During this 6 week course you will learn both the theoretical and practical opportunities and limitations of the latest digital technology, including advanced automation, AI, the Internet of Things, and 5G applications. This course will include six workshops using a combination of lectures, exercises, Open Space discussions, and economic ecosystem / platform design group activities.

Zero Carbon Action
(6 weeks)

 

This action-oriented programme will consist of six seminars and workshops which include a combination of lectures and practical exercises to prepare your organisation for the Zero Carbon Act. It will enable teams to use creative tools such as Open Space discussions to prepare for an uncertain future and mitigate risk.

Outline

  1. Zero Carbon Context

  2. World Views

  3. Wicked Problems - Creative Tools

  4. Spacetime and the Human Scale

  5. Strategic Design 

  6. Overcoming Inaction

 

Descriptions

  1. The introductory seminar Zero Carbon Context will consider the global and national context and history of the Kyoto Protocols, the Emissions Trading System, and the upcoming Zero Carbon Act. Projects such as CarbonWatch NZ will give scientists accurate data on the origins and life cycles of Green House Gases. Five-year 'carbon budgets' and reviews of emissions data will mean continual tweaking of targets. What does this legislation mean for your organisation?

  2. World Views will examine how we can use complementary conceptual lenses to get a systematic understanding of complex environments, and the non-human majority. (This would be a module taken from other courses).

  3. Wicked Problems - Creative Tools will provide a cognitive toolbox for understanding wicked problems and how collaboration and diversity assist in breaking down cognitive barriers.

  4. Spacetime and the Human Scale will introduce you to ‘hyperobjects’ and human limitations with respect to space and time scales that are much larger / smaller than what our cognitive abilities allow us to perceive and experience. 

  5. The previous seminars and workshops will have prepared you to consider how you will execute a useful strategic Domain Analysis and Design that covers the wider economic ecosystem in which your organisation operates.

  6. The final seminar and workshop will examine the barriers to innovation and how you can go about Overcoming Inaction in your organisation and successfully execute your plan.