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

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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