Adaptive Action Labs

Simple Narrative to Explore Complex Challenges

August 25, 28, 2020 | 12p - 3p (cdt) | 5p - 8p (utc) | Online

Invite your audience to step into and make sense of the complexity that shapes their world.

Practical Leadership 3.0: Leading in Uncertainty

Monthly Sessions Sep 2020 - Feb 2021 | 10a - 11:30a (ct) | Online

We are living in turbulent, chaotic, and complex times. Right now, every hour seems to bring a new challenge, and change feels more and more radical.Resources are short, and expectations are high. People who are under great…

Consulting in Complex Systems

October 27, 30, 2020 | 12p - 3p (cdt) | 5p - 8p (utc) | Online

Support your clients in dealing with the complexity of their workplace or community.

Upcoming Labs

An Adaptive Action Lab offers the best of consulting and training into a single event. As a participant, you define and work on your most intractable challenge. Then you learn about human systems dynamics (HSD) as you apply your new learning to frame your challenge in a way that points to your best next wise action.

Adaptive Action Labs

Live Virtual Workshops

Live Virtual Workshops

Leverage Ambiguity: Manage Tensions in Uncertainty

September 3, 2020 Every complex system sits on top of irresolvable tensions:  speed and quality; identity and flexibility; tradition and innovation; centralized and distributed; and many more. We used to manage these tensions…

Quarterly Virtual Mini-Conference

September 17, 2020 Join us to hear HSD Professionals share how they are using HSD in their work, in their homes, or in their communities. Join us for this 90-minute session that highlights and celebrates the patterns of…

Tension: The Engine of Change

October 1, 2020 Complex change cannot be predicted or controlled. It comes in bursts amid long periods of stillness and silence. It happens for individuals, groups, or whole communities in different ways and at different…

Upcoming Workshops

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.

Custom Design Labs

Custom Design Lab

Online or in person, wherever you are…

Your intractable problems are one-of-a-kind. Your people are special. Your industry is transforming. Your market is shifting. Your challenges are wicked. Consultants make assumptions, give advice, and leave the work to you.…

Custom Design Labs