At MESA our education practice is based on reflective learning to improve knowledge generation and dissemination at an individual and organization level. In a global leadership environment that is increasingly complex, ambiguous, and uncertain, learning is a strategic practice. The domain of learning strategies includes any activity that might shape the organization now and in the future. This does not mean merely perpetuating ideas that have shaped the organization in the past.
The nature of collective action requires leaders who are able to shift their mental map, or frame of reference, to understand different contexts. A frame is a context-based way of looking at a given situation or event. Frames become tools by which leaders acquire coherence in different operating environments. The truly effective global leader will need multiple frames, the skill to use each of them, and the wisdom to match frames to situations. People who understand their own frames of reference, and who have come to rely on more than one perspective, are best equipped to understand and manage complex situations in diverse global environments.
MESA builds leadership programs with globally diverse corporations to address the development needs of senior leaders.
Key themes include:
• Inspired, visionary leadership
• Contextual intelligence within a multi-cultural environment
• Macroeconomic and geo-political analysis
• Growth strategies for emerging markets
• Innovation strategies for mature markets
• Organization analysis and change management
• Intercultural communication
Components of our practice include:
A holistic framework of learning that incorporates cognitive, emotional, social, physical, and spiritual dimensions in contextual analysis and understanding
Collaborative research opportunities and best practice identification among the member companies
A truly global network of leaders and program faculty from a wide array of industries and backgrounds for reinforcing different frames of reference, comparing experiences, generating new insights, and becoming long-term friends and colleagues
Learning methodologies which incorporate leadership assessment, feedback, and coaching sessions designed to facilitate individual development goals; learning expeditions to investigate organizations representing innovation or challenges of relevance to the themes of the program, and action-learning projects designed to apply key program concepts