Arts-based and Embodied Methods of Collaborative Distributed Leadership Development

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Arts-based and Embodied Methods of Collaborative Distributed Leadership Development

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IACAET Global Webinar series ‘Research and the Arts’ — Part three

Time: March 13th 2022

12:00PM – 2:00PM (New York) /  4:00PM – 6:00PM (London)

If we are to move away from traditional, ‘heroic’ kinds of top-down leadership, innovative ways are needed to support all kinds of people in exploring how they can play an active part in leadership that is distributed and collaborative. Learning and awareness generated by arts-based and embodied activity have an invaluable role in meeting this need and recasting how leadership is understood and practised – by putting affective, aesthetic, ethical, creative and interpersonal awareness and reflexivity at the centre of collaborative distributed leadership practice. 

This experiential webinar offers insights into how arts-based and embodied activities can support development of awareness and capabilities important for collaborative distributed leadership. We share what research tells us about arts-based and embodied methods of leadership development and what has been learnt from the ENABLES (European Arts-Based Development of Distributed Leadership and Innovation in Schools) project. The project’s aim is to strengthen collaborative distributed leadership of innovation in schools by developing and disseminating innovative methods of arts-based and embodied leadership development. To do this, action research trials have been carried out by teams in Austria, Finland, Latvia, Romania and the United Kingdom and online resources created to support anyone interested in using arts-based and embodied methods for collaborative distributed leadership development in schools and beyond. The project has explored the use of:

·      collage & embodied movement

·      drama & improvisation

·      narrative techniques

·      vignette reading & design thinking approaches

·      visual imagery.

The webinar mixes presentation, experiential activity and reflection. We explain what we mean by distributed leadership and how we have sought to theorise what occurs in arts-based and embodied methods – highlighting processes such as surfacing, reflexivity, reframing and collaborative learning. The changes that participants themselves feel result from these processes are presented. We invite attendees to the webinar to take part in a guided activity based on one of the arts-based (collage) and one of the embodied (gesture/posture response) activities explored in the project.

The webinar will be of interest to anyone who wants to find out more about how arts-based and embodied methods can nurture the kinds of affective, aesthetic, ethical, creative and interpersonal capabilities necessary for leadership that is distributed and collaborative.

Speakers:

Professor Philip Woods

Dr. Suzanne Culshaw

Professor Helen Payne

Curators:

Professor Philip Woods

Dr. Suzanne Culshaw

Attendees learning outcomes:

•      Understanding of

–  the outcomes experienced by participants of arts-based and embodied methods of collaborative distributed leadership

–  theory that helps in understanding how arts-based and embodied methods give rise to these outcomes

•      Appreciation of

–  the importance of conceptualising distributed leadership as a collaborative and democratic practice

–  the importance of affective, aesthetic, ethical, creative and interpersonal capabilities for distributed leadership

–  the potential of arts-based and embodied methods to be adapted, developed and used more widely in developing collaborative distributed leadership

–  the diversity of arts-based and embodied methods that can be used

–  the importance of adapting the methods to context

•      Awareness of

–  where professional development resources can be accessed that support the use of arts-based and embodied methods for collaborative distributed leadership

Register here

(This event is free for IACAET Registered members).

To register for this event please visit the following URL: https://inspirees.glueup.com/event/51295/ →

 

Date And Time

Sun, Mar 13, 2022 @ 12:00 PM (EDT) to
Sun, Mar 13, 2022 @ 02:00 PM (EDT)
 

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