Glenda Eoyang, founder of the field of HSD, hosts free, online Virtual Workshops (webinars) every month. Covering topics from health care to education reform to world peace, she draws on current events, global opportunities and concerns, and local actions. You will be invited to stand in inquiry about some of today’s most salient and intractable questions. Join us on the first Thursday of each month (except January and July) at 11:00am - 12:00pm (Central Time). Register, even if you cannot attend, and you will receive a link to the archive recording to view at your leisure.

Upcoming Live Virtual Workshops

Live in Inquiry: Question Your Answers
August 3, 2017

When the world changes as quickly as it does today, what you knew for certain yesterday may or may not be true today. Yesterday’s answers are stale and inaccurate by the time the email is opened today. The best you can do when life is so uncertain is to stand in inquiry, using questions to learn more, to make meaning, to support your action, and even to question your own answers. In HSD we use Adaptive Action and Pattern Logic to stand in inquiry as we make sense of the world and take our next wise actions.

Design When You Can't Decide: Find What's True and Useful
September 7, 2017

How do you make decisions when your world is changing with the speed of social media, and you are inundated with a world of answers, choices, and other people’s opinions? What do you do when all the “off the shelf” answers are ok, but none of them is really what you are looking for? Do you settle for “just ok?” Do you go ahead and purchase the product and then spend untold resources making it fit your needs? In HSD we help you use Adaptive Action to design responses and interventions that fit the unique nature of your work and your business. We give you what it takes to look at challenges, weigh the options, based on what you see, and take action to move forward. Then you look around to see where that got you and to take the next step. We continue working, looking for what is true in our world and still useful to us, using that to continue to inform and fuel our work. Join us in this LVW to learn to Design When You Can’t Decide.

Quarterly Virtual Mini-Conference
September 21, 2017

Join us to hear 2-3 HSD Professionals share their HSD stories about how they use HSD principles, models, and methods to change their worlds every day.

Build Resilience: See Potential in Paradox
October 5, 2017

How can two things be true at one time? And when they are, how do you make meaning in ways that can inform useful choices? We live in a time of paradox: Global change relies on local action. People live longer today, even as doctors talk about a global epidemic of common diseases. Social media puts us in touch 24/7, yet people express feelings of disconnection and isolation. In HSD, we recognize that irreconcilable differences often emerge from the same pattern, and we use Adaptive Action and Pattern logic to navigate those differences. Standing in inquiry, exploring paradoxes in our world, we build Adaptive Capacity and resilience in the face of the complexity that threatens to overwhelm us.

Scale Up: Innovate or Replicate
November 2, 2017

The question of “scaling up” is a challenge to organizations of all kinds these days. Political activists spread their particular form of rhetoric, engaging more people in broader discussions of social issues. Business owners push to compete in ever-expanding markets. People find local solutions to challenging issues, brand their ideas as “best practice,” and take them to the market. The challenge is that change is a localized phenomenon. Even the largest scale changes of our times happened one person, one household, or one business at a time. We live in a diverse world, and while our needs may be similar, the solutions for those needs may not be. How do you know when you can merely replicate someone else’s solution or when innovation is the best path? And if you choose to innovate, what does that mean in your local landscape? HSD recognizes that there is no one right answer to those questions. What it offers is a way to see the challenge in actionable and useful ways so that you can look at options in your local context and find the path that is right for you.

Integrate: Find Your Fix that Fits
December 7, 2017

People are overwhelmed with an explosion of diversity across all areas of their lives. There are too many differences, too many choices, too many decisions to be make. But when we deal with that diversity by isolating into separate silos, we find that those silos are actually connected with each other in myriad ways. A response that works in one place wreaks havoc in other parts of the system. In the complexity of our lives, there is no “work around” that lets us ignore those connections. The solutions you seek have to “fit” for the whole system. How can you find a “fix” that fits across your system? HSD offers models and methods, perspectives and tools that help you leverage those differences into an integrated whole. It shows how to build your own path to the fix that fits you and your organization.

Quarterly Virtual Mini-Conference (Holiday Celebration Meeting)
December 14, 2017

Join us to hear 2-3 HSD Professionals share their HSD stories about how they use HSD principles, models, and methods to change their worlds every day.

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