Women’s Leadership Course

“Whatever leadership used to be — it used to be. Now, it has to be something different. Now, we all have to be more than we were.” Nora Bateson

We offer a powerful, insightful and practical course to support senior level leaders who want to improve their (self-)leadership, follow their purpose and create impact.

Next Course:  June 21 – 23,  Venue: Cocreation Loft Berlin

Adaptive Skills for a Complex World 

The context for leadership today includes dealing with global forces such as diversity, interdependence and continuous change. To take advantage of these forces, leaders must build adaptive capacity and have a solid self-leadership.

The goal of this Leadership Coursse is to empower senior level female leaders in their pursuit of adaptive and thoughtful leadership. Critical skills in self-leadership will be developed in confronting difficulties and taking decisions across a wide range of contexts and circumstances.

The focus is on two fundamental aspects of effective leadership.

  • First, we use some transformative coaching methods that lead participants to identify and integrate the individual hidden patterns and reactive tendencies which hamper their success and positive impact as leaders.
  • Second, we strengthen and build adaptive skills in effective leadership decision-making.

In combination, this allows participants to follow their own tailored learning and development trajectory and to handle complexity, ambiguity, and real life decision making with greater ease and mastery.

See testimonials from previous participants.

The Course

The programme will be conducted in English. Our approach is grounded in adult development and leadership theory (Robert Kegan and Ronald Heifetz, Harvard University) yet thoroughly experiential and applicable across a wide range of cultural contexts and leadership styles.

The course has the following contents:

  • A 2,5-day intensive on-site course focusing on:
    • Identification of limiting and self-sabotaging assumptions;
    • Developing skills that enable effective decision making in the face of uncertainty;
    • Strengthening the ability to coordinate multiple perspectives, practicing contextual thinking and honing leadership skills in complex environments;
    • A personalized learning and development roadmap;
  • Two individual online coaching sessions after the on-site course;

The methods are gender-neutral and focus on adaptive leadership capacities.

The number of participants will be limited to 12 in order to guarantee an intensive and tailored experience.

Optional: Measuring Complexity and Decision Making Skills

For those interested, they can add the Lectical Decision Making Assessment (LDMA), a leading measurement instrument that accurately assesses decision-making skills along some major leadership dimensions: (1) cognitive complexity, (2) perspective taking skills, (3) the capacity to collaborate with others, (4) contextual thinking, (5) decision-making process, and (6) coherence. The online assessment will be tailored to the organizational setting and responsibilities of the participant, who will explain their approach to a common dilemma in the workplace involving conflicting interests. A customized report shows the contours of current thinking and decision making, along with learning practices towards further leadership development. There is an additional fee for the LDMA attached. Please ask for details.


For information on registration, content or logistics, please contact anne.caspari@ezc.partners or register here. Please note that your registration is only complete once you have transferred the programme fee. We will contact you with support and information.

Course Details

Costs: € 1195,- plus VAT. Costs include 2,5 days intensive on-site training and three individual coaching session after the training. Travel, board and lodging are not included.

Early Bird ceases 1 month prior to the course: € 995,– plus VAT. Costs include 2,5 days intensive on-site training and two individual coaching session after the training. Travel, board and lodging are not included. Please ask for group prices (20% reduction for a group of 4), or rates for self-payers.

Venue: Co-Creation Loft Berlin, Germany

Times: Start Friday June, 21, 13:00, End Sunday June 23; 16:00


Anne Caspari and Johann Entz-von Zerssen each have more than 15 years’ experience working with personal transformation, coaching and Leadership Development worldwide. Anne works with innovative adult development methods. She has taught at several universities, including Rome University “La Sapienza” and the European School of Economics. Johann, with 15 years of corporate leadership experience, works as faculty and leadership trainer for the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and the University of Munich, for individuals, groups and numerous organizations at all levels of leadership. They joined forces in 2014 to bring personal leadership training to the next level. Both are accredited in a variety of leadership and coaching methods, including CTI Coaches Training Institute, Hogan Assessments, Process Communication Model (Kahler), The Leadership Circle 360˚, Organisation and Relationship Systems Coaching Certified (ORSC), and Lectica. They also have offered a range of Women Leadership Trainings to female Leaders from the wider UN network, including UNDP; UNFPA; UNOCHA; UPU, OSCE; AIEA; Europol and Minstries of Defense of the Netherlands and Finnland.

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