Online Course

When the future is clear, planning is easy. Traditional planning assumed stable markets and slow-changing technology. Few stakeholders and long-term investment made it possible to plan a linear path toward predictable ends. For most people today, the future is not clear, and planning is as risky as it is hard. You don’t know what you don’t know. The rules keep changing. The clock is running. Expectations are challenged by multiple social, economic, cultural, and environmental forces.  In spite of these challenges, you have to prepare for a future you don’t predict nor control.

The question is: How do you prepare for a future you cannot predict? The answer is: Adaptive Capacity! The capacity to adapt brings confidence to navigate toward success, no matter how conditions change. In HSD we offer a framework to help you navigate in radical uncertainty. It will help you 1) Reframe challenges you face; 2) Name clear, shared direction; 3) Establish “curbs” for decisions along the way; and 4) Identify markers and measures for productivity and accountability.

In this Adaptive Action Lab, you will develop your own strategic framework to find your way into a complex and emergent future.  You will create a one-page Strategic Framework as you:

  • Develop power of pattern recognition
  • Imagine a resilient and robust future
  • Create maps and models to guide you and your teams toward success
  • Establish rules for collective clarity and individual flexibility

Prepare to help others develop their Adaptive Capacity, too.

Faculty & Coaches

Glenda Eoyang, PhD, HSDP
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