CDE Model: What is it and where did it come from?

This extract from Eoyang's dissertation gives the foundation for the CDE Model of Conditions for Self-Organizing in Human Systems.

The dissertation, The Union Institute and University, 2001, explains what the conditions are, where they come from in theory and practice, and how they revolutionize decision making and action taking.

This description will help you:

  • Explore how your current theory and practice integrate with HSD
  • Articulate questions you have about the roots of the work
  • Enter into the dialogue with others about what HSD is and how you can use it to tackle intractable problems

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