OCL Programme

Oxford Cultural Leaders (OCL) is an intensive and immersive week long programme. It is designed to be challenging and provocative, but developmental and supportive. It disrupts how participants think, working on conceptual, contextual, organisational and personal levels. The programme is delivered through lectures, keynote speeches and facilitated workshops which re-examine and challenge participants’ approaches to leadership.

 

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2021 Online Programme Curriculum

Please note that the course content and schedule is subject to change.

The online programme will be delivered in a virtual format designed to deliver an engaging and interactive experience using a mix of keynote speeches, panel discussions, group breakouts, interactive workshops and learning tasks with the same OCL faculty who support the residential programme. Participants will also enjoy virtual social and networking events as part of the programme.

Module 1:  Introduction to OCL

Welcome and introduction
Keynote: Stepping into the week
Reflection session

Module 2:  Looking in the Mirror

Keynote: Building a courageous organisation
Workshop: Beyond Doubt
Active Learning: Relational Leadership: self
Reflection session

Module 3:  Contextualising the challenges

Keynote: The Importance of Knowledge
Panel discussion: Leadership challenges within the context of COVID-19
Keynote and panel: What do we mean by brave leadership?
Active Learning: Reframing purpose through socially
Reflection session

Module 4:  Organisational Change and Transformational Leadership

Keynote: Creating an organisational culture of risk
Workshop:  Balancing the challenges of leading in the present and the future - Part 1
Active Learning: Relational Leadership: team
Reflection session

Module 5:  Organisational Change and the Entrepreneurial Mind-set

Panel discussion: Entrepreneurial Leadership
Workshop: Balancing the challenges of leading in the present and the future - Part 2
Active learning: Innovation Sprint
Reflection session

Module 6:  Leading Against the Grain

Keynote: The Architecture of Leadership
Active learning: Innovation Sprint - final panel and discussion
Life Beyond OCL
Reflection session

Module 7:  Themed discussion groups and networking

Module 8:  Looking outward and facing the world

Active learning: Inspirational Leadership
Closing Keynote: Embracing the challenge of leadership in uncompromising times
Wrap up - closing thoughts

 

 

2021 Residential Programme Curriculum

Please note that the course content and schedule is subject to change.

The residential programme includes a mix of immersive workshops, lectures, panel discussions, provocations, reflection sessions and keynote speeches, delivered by cultural sector leaders, business school experts and industry authorities. Social events form an integral part of the programme such as visits to cultural attractions, college dinners and networking events.

Module 1:  Introduction to OCL

Welcome and introduction
Keynote: Stepping into the week
Reflection session

Module 2:  Looking in the Mirror

Keynote: Building a courageous organisation
Workshop: Beyond Doubt
Active Learning: Relational Leadership: self
Reflection session

Module 3:  Contextualising the challenges

Keynote: The Importance of Knowledge
Panel discussion: Leadership challenges within the context of COVID-19
Keynote and panel: What do we mean by brave leadership?
Active Learning: Reframing purpose through socially
Reflection session

Module 4:  Organisational Change and Transformational Leadership

Keynote: Creating an organisational culture of risk
Workshop:  Balancing the challenges of leading in the present and the future - Part 1
Active Learning: Relational Leadership: team
Reflection session

Module 5:  Organisational Change and the Entrepreneurial Mind-set

Panel discussion: Entrepreneurial Leadership
Workshop: Balancing the challenges of leading in the present and the future - Part 2
Active learning: Innovation Sprint
Reflection session

Module 6:  Leading Against the Grain

Keynote: The Architecture of Leadership
Active learning: Innovation Sprint - final panel and discussion
Life Beyond OCL
Reflection session

Module 7:  Themed discussion groups and networking

Module 8:  Looking outward and facing the world

Active learning: Inspirational Leadership
Closing Keynote: Embracing the challenge of leadership in uncompromising times
Wrap up - closing thoughts

 

Please note that the above programmes represent a selection from the overall Oxford Cultural Leaders programmes and are subject to change. For further information please contact the Programme Director, Lucy Shaw at lucy.shaw@glam.ox.ac.uk

Alumni Case Studies

Oxford Cultural Leaders (OCL) alumni provide their reflections on the programme, noting their personal highlights and key moments: