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

Thriving in Uncertainty: An Introduction to HSD

Multiple Offerings | Online

Are you curious about human systems dynamics? Do you want to see how this new approach to complexity will help you thrive in a world that grows more challenging every day? Come with us and explore what it takes to navigate change that emerges at the speed of thought. Find a path through turbulence and toward your vision or the future.

The Seven Dragons of Complexity: Taming the Mindsets that thwart our embrace of a VUCA world

Oct 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, Dec 5, 12 | 11a - 1p CDT | Online

When people tell you to “think outside the box,” they don’t tell you where the box ends and the future begins. That is why we find ourselves so often trapped in our own blind spots and assumptions, driven by our ordinary worldviews.

Resilience: Build Adaptive Capacity to Move into Your Future

Oct 18, 20, 2022 | 12p - 3p CDT | Online

Personal and professional stress wear us down. Political and environmental disasters draw attention and resources from day-to-day activities. Crumbling infrastructures and out-of-control media chip away at our sense of stability and safety. In these challenging times, we need a big dose of resilience.

Reaching Across Difference: Shift Patterns of Racism and “Othering”

Dec 6, 8, 2022 | 12p - 3p CST | Online

Systemic racism tears at the fiber of individual, organization, community, and family relationships. The insidious impact of historical decisions effects almost every aspect of your life, regardless of your race or ethnicity. You may be aware of this fact but feel overwhelmed by the challenge of bringing about change. You recognize that change is needed at all scales and across diverse settings, but you do not know how to make a difference.

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