Monday, March 11 – Friday, March 15, 2019
Tobago, West Indies

WHAT?

Are you out there NAVIGATING a path through COMPLEX and ENTROPIC challenges? If your answer is "YES!" you’re a change agent. You CREATE and SHAPE tomorrow. You find order in the chaos. You perceive the FUTURE unfolding in the NOW. And through your mind’s eye, you see the path that best resonates with HUMANITY’S PERCEPTION. Join the Human Systems Dynamics Professional Certification program and learn to:

  • Engage diverse constituencies with empathy and clear expectations Move easily between command and control and emergent engagement Create productive opportunities out of ambiguity
  • Experiment with innovative strategies and tactics
  • Collect, interpret, and use information from many sources
  • Maintain collective courage in the face of uncertainty
  • Decide with incomplete knowledge
  • Handle stress—yours and others’—to sustain wellness and agility

SO WHAT?

Human Systems Dynamics (HSD) is a field of theory and practice that builds the adaptive capacity leaders need to succeed in this complex and emergent future. Using HSD, you can develop skills and insights to thrive in uncertainty. During our in-depth Professional Certification program, you will:

  • Step into a paradigm of complexity and self-organizing systems to prepare for unexpected challenges of economic, political, and ecological disruptions
  • Learn models and methods to see patterns in chaos, understand threats and opportunities, and
  • take courageous action to respond with wisdom and agility, even as pressure mounts
  • Improve your capacity to see, understand, and act over time to ensure that you do not get
  • stuck in habits or expectations that are no longer useful
  • Learn to take calculated risks that set conditions for you and your organization to stay "ahead of the curve"
  • Engage in problem solving and action to respond to real problematic issues you face today and to prepare for the unknowns of tomorrow

The program consists of two parts: a five-day, face-to-face program and a three-month online component. During the face-to-face session, you will:

  • Recognize challenges and benefits of using complex adaptive systems theory
  • Engage with the foundations of human systems dynamics theory and practice—Adaptive Action, Pattern Logic, and Strategic Inquiry
  • Practice working with your own problematic issues and providing peer support and coaching to others
  • Build facility with simple, powerful tools that uncover and leverage the relationships that drive dynamic complexity
  • Establish relationships with a network of others who build adaptive capacity for themselves, their communities, and their organizations

Each new competency is supported with theoretical grounding, case stories, embodied experiences, group discussion, and practical application to ensure that each learner grasps and practices new habits of mind and relationship.

During the online component of the program, you apply what you are learning to explore and address five problematic issues that emerge from all complex human systems:

  • Lead in complexity
  • Collaborate to create community
  • Manage complex change
  • Plan in uncertainty
  • Build adaptive capacity

NOW WHAT?

Join this Caribbean Journey of lifelong learning and leadership today!

For more information or assistance with registration contact us at info@hsdinstitute.org.

Faculty & Coaches

Glenda Eoyang, PhD, HSDP
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