2018 Leaders In Action

Community led Resilience and Recovery

Lead by: Learning Journey USA

  • Location:

    Houston, Texas

  • Course Duration:

    5 Days + Travel

  • Group Size:


  • Cost:

    $7700 incl GST

Course Overview

This learning journey immerses us in the participatory leadership work of organisations and communities in the fields of education, settlement, community safety and recovery. It is an opportunity to gain an experience of appreciative inquiry, figure it out leadership as well as the shifts in policy, practice and relationship needed to underpin whole of system transformation.

Academic Attainment

Certificate of Completion from NCI & ECA.

Qualification Pathway

Master Of Arts (Research)

Who Should Attend

Senior Leaders who are looking to transform organisations, systems and sectors.

Course Content

The methodology used in this program draws from Futures, Live Case Study, Anticipatory Action Learning and Appreciative Inquiry. The key learning is found by engaging with colleagues in the journey group as well as with leaders from the host organisation. Participants make sense of their own observations and identify their learning and insights before presenting their findings and feedback to their hosts. Upon completion, participants will reflect together about practical applications in all organisations represented in the journey group. The group undertakes to co-present and support each in providing findings back to their home organisation.


Activity: Preparation and planning by Journey group, onsite at in Houston.

Activity: Appreciative Inquiry as an approach to Figure it Out leadership.

Activity: Visiting hosts in NCI and engaging in dialogue about core questions of interest to the group and experiences of the hosts.

Activity: Meetings with other stakeholders and Journey group process of sense/meaning making, analysis and synthesis before presenting feedback and findings to Host organisation.

Activity: Present findings to the Executive Board of Host organisation and reflection as a Journey group on application of learning and insights to issues within own organisation and practice.


Course Brochure Live Case Study – Houston 2018