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

21st Century Collaboration: Co-creating Shared Impact

December 17, 18, 20, 2019 | 12p - 2p (cst) | 6p - 8p (utc) | Online

Your organization’s environment gets more challenging every day, as rapidly changing markets, policies, demographics, and environmental realities make it difficult to see the best path forward. These challenges also affect the needs of your stakeholders, clients, and customers. Whatever sector you work in, the challenges are shaped by the uncertainty and unpredictability of the 21st century.

Ethics in a Complex Adaptive System

February 11, 13, 2020 | 12p - 3p (cst) | 6p - 9p (utc) | Online

Consider the difficulty of making ethical decisions in the uncertainty and ambiguity of complex human systems.

Facilitation in Complex Systems

March 23, 26, 2020 (US) | March 24, 27, 2020 (NZ) | 4p - 7p (cst) | 10a - 1p (nzdt)

Explore the changing face and function of facilitation in today’s complex landscapes.

Adaptive Action Coaching

April 21, 23, 2020 | 12p - 3p (cdt) | 5p - 8p (utc) | Online

​Engage and support your clients in their own cycles of Adaptive Action.

Navigate Complex Change

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

Understand and navigate the challenges of change.

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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