Nothing is Intractable

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What is HSD? Field of study that explores how humans live, work, and pay together in families, organizations, and communities.
Practice of HSD Exploration of patterns of human inquiry, decision making, and action as they deal with their most intractable challenges and issues.
Take Action Use HSD to explain your challenges in ways that lead you to informed, productive action so that nothing is intractable.

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AMEE 2017 HelsinkiHelsinki, Finland

August 26 – 30
The Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) is a worldwide organisation with members in 90 countries on five continents. Members include teachers, educators, researchers, administrators, curriculum developers, deans, assessors, students and trainees in medicine and the healthcare professions.

Patterns, not Problems: Ready for an Uncertain FutureMetanoia Institute | Helsinki, Finland

September 1
Metanoia Institute in Finland is an integrated research and operational entity which offers client organisations, groups and individuals a diverse variety of tools and services aimed at developing the understanding of organisational dynamics and the dynamics of change. The Institute represents psychodynamic and systemic organisational research on the Advanced Organisational Consultation level and it has the backing of an extensive international cooperating network.

HSD Adaptive Action Lab - Learning Deep: Tools to Grow a Professional Learning EcologyOnline

September 12
Continued learning is vital to any professional career. You keep your professional edge when you learn the latest research, can speak the newest lingo, and know best-performing examples of excellence. You sharpen that edge when you explore new ideas with others and build capacity to apply new learning in real-time practice. That kind of learning requires an ecology of support, engagement, and focus that identifies cogent questions and fosters ongoing exploration and application of new ideas. Human systems dynamics offers cutting-edge perspectives, models, and methods to set conditions for such a deep learning ecology.

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This extract from Eoyang's dissertation gives the foundation for the CDE Model of Conditions for Self-Organizing in Human Systems.
The CDE Model explains the three system conditions that influence the speed, path, and direction of self-organizing systems. The conditions shape the patterns that make up the reality of your world.