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.

21st Century Consulting: Working in Complex Systems

Aug 23, 25, 2022 | 12p - 3p CDT | Online

In simpler times, change came slowly, if at all. Consultants could learn approaches in graduate school and use them throughout their careers. They took a solution that worked with one client and confidently transferred it to another. In the current unpredictable and uncertain world, that no longer works. Today, consultants must be master learners and experts at inquiry. HSD-informed consultants bring adaptive capacity to help clients tame the wicked issues that emerge from their complex environments.

HSDI Partners with Sioo

Summer School Sep 4 - 8, 2022 | Masterclass Sep 9, 2022

Sioo, the world-class business school in Utrecht, Netherlands, hosts a Systems Summer School every year. Of course it was interrupted in 2020 and 2021, but the program is ramping up to be another fabulous series in 2022. Glenda Eoyang will be joining them again for two programs.

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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