What is an Adaptive Action Lab?

An Adaptive Action Lab (AA Lab) brings the best of consulting and training into a single event. It is a work session, as opposed to a training session. 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. You leave the session with two tangible outcomes. First, you have a clear plan for moving forward in your challenge. Second, you carry with you a new perspective and effective models and methods that help you address your next challenge.

Join us in an AA Lab to learn how HSD can help you leverage the complexity of your challenges to create powerful energy for change.

Upcoming Adaptive Action Labs

Practical Leadership 3.0: Leading in Uncertainty

April 28 - September 29, 2020 | 10a - 11:30a (cdt) | 3p - 4:30p (utc)

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 stress can become defensive and erratic, or passive and helpless. Novel problems demand creative solutions, at the same time that our organizations and teams are stretching to the breaking point. 

In this moment: RESILIENCE!

Free Online Sessions | Every Sunday

These are unprecedented times, filled with opportunities and challenges. Each of us wants to create a better future, but how?  Every Sunday, the HSD community explores pathways to resilience—for individuals and organizations. These weekly conversations include learning, reflection, and dialogue across our global network. We explore patterns of systemic change that emerge in turbulence and uncertainty. 

Inquiry Is the Answer: COVID-19

Free Online Sessions | Weekdays

Corona virus infects our bodies, but it also infects our homes, communities, and organizations. Public health professionals and health care providers are courageously dealing with the wicked issues of physical wellbeing. Like most times of chaotic transformation, this moment holds tremendous danger and opportunity. We must address the wicked issues that influence how we see, understand, and influence the present and our emerging future. We must choose and act in this moment of complexity and uncertainty.

Navigate Complex Change

June 23, 26, 2020 | 12p - 3p (cdt) | 5p - 8p (utc) | Online

Understand and navigate the challenges of change.

Duck Diving in a Wave Storm: Creating the Future of Work

July 8, 10, 2020 Singapore | July 7, 9, 2020 Minnesota

Every leader is trying to predict the future of their workplaces and even trying to “control uncertainty” in the aftermath of COVID-19.

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.

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.

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