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

Leading in Uncertainty

Monthly Sessions Sep 2023 - Dec 2023 | 10a - 11:30a CDT | 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 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.

Shape Resilient Systems: Build Adaptive Capacity to Move into Your Future

Oct 10, 12, 2023 | 12p - 3p CDT | Online

Personal and professional stress wears us down. Political and environmental disasters dash our plans, drawing our attention and resources. Obsolete infrastructures chip away at our sense of stability and safety. Sensational media threaten to overwhelm. In these challenging times, we need resilience to respond and thrive in the complexity around us.

HSD Adaptive Action Coaching: for systemic growth and development

Begins Oct 30, 2023 | ICF-Approved Online Course

In this Adaptive Action Lab, Miriam Bayés, HSD-certified professional and ORSC-certified coach, joins Royce Holladay, a leader in the field of HSD, to share a simple, powerful approach to systems-informed coaching.

Beyond Systems Thinking: Move from Mapping to Action

Nov 14, 16, 2023 | 12p - 3p CST | Online

Systems both constrain and enable change. The more you can see systemic patterns, the better you are able to choose success and learn from failure.

Deal with Patterns of Racism and Bias: Shift Patterns of Othering to Patterns of Inclusion

Dec 12, 14, 2023 | 12p - 3p CST | Online

Racism and the act of “othering” is an “intentional or subconscious act of separating or distinguishing oneself as superior compared to those we believe to look, live, act, or think differently than ourselves.” It often shows up as judgments, assumptions, disagreements, and defensiveness. It leaves people feeling ignored, irrelevant, and invisible. 

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