Glenda Eoyang, founder of the field of HSD, hosts free, online Virtual Workshops (webinars) every month. Covering topics from health care to education reform to world peace, she draws on current events, global opportunities and concerns, and local actions. You will be invited to stand in inquiry about some of today’s most salient and intractable questions. Join us on the first Thursday of each month (except January and July) at 11:00a - 12:00p (Central Time). Register, even if you cannot attend, and you will receive a link to the archive recording to view at your leisure.

Each quarter, Associates are invited to share their HSD stories in a virtual mini-conference. Three Associates share how they are using HSD in their work, in their homes, or in their communities. Join us for these 90-minute sessions, 11:00a - 12:30p (Central Time), that highlight and celebrate the patterns of diverse applications and deep innovations that HSD Professionals are creating in the world.

Upcoming Live Virtual Workshops

Lead in Complexity: Step Boldly into the Future

February 6, 2020

The emerging Age of Uncertainty requires a new kind of leader. Personal transformation, emotional intelligence, and clarity of vision will always be important. Future leaders need more. In the uncertain days to come, success for leaders will be shaped by many factors:

  • Systemic intelligence
  • Pattern recognition
  • Tolerance for risk and ambiguity
  • Humility
  • Creative storytelling
  • Inquiry

In this Live Virtual Workshop, Eoyang explores paradoxes and possibilities of leading into the unknown. Join her to consider this new paradigm.

Simplicity on the Other Side of Uncertainty

March 5, 2020

You know your world is complex. It is easy to get overwhelmed and confused in the face of growing demands, shrinking resources, fluid boundaries, and invisible connection.

Pattern Logic helps you see through the confusion into the deep dynamics that shape the complexity you face. Adaptive Action helps you act on what you see. When used together, these powerful tools reveal the simplicity that moves you through even in the most complex situations.

Join this session to build your capacity to see and take action to influence the simple on the other side of the complex.

Quarterly Virtual Mini-Conference

March 19, 2020

Join us to hear HSD Professionals share how they are using HSD in their work, in their homes, or in their communities. Join us for this 90-minute session that highlights and celebrates the patterns of diverse applications and deep innovations that HSD Professionals are creating in the world.

Learn from Failure: Risk in the Age of Uncertainty

April 2, 2020

In an unknowable future, how do you calculate risk? How can you even begin to control it? 

You don’t.

Every action in a complex system opens the door to surprising results and unintended consequences. Some will be pleasant surprises. Others will not be. The only reasonable path is to take action and learn from surprise, both the good and the bad. The HSD Learning Triangle explains how you can transform risk into opportunity for yourself, your team, and your organization. 

In this Live Virtual Workshop, join Glenda Eoyang to explore ways the Learning Triangle inform your Adaptive Actions to build Adaptive Capacity for yourself and in your teams.

Generate Energy in Equity: Social Justice in Radical Uncertainty

May 7, 2020

In human systems, difference holds the energy for change. Adaptive Action helps you use that energy to navigate difference in human systems. Many approaches to equity and diversity generate fear. They sap energy from individuals and communities. In HSD, we offer an approach that transforms energy of difference into possibility. Set conditions for individuals to participate fully in the community of the future:

  • Stand in inquiry
  • Grant and generate voice
  • Focus on differences that make a difference
  • Care for healthy boundaries

Join this session to explore how you can generate energy to creat equity and social justice in times of radical uncertainty.

Patterns of Personal and Global Politics

June 4, 2020

Individuals create political patterns for themselves and others. At the same time, the political patterns force individual choices and behaviors. That’s part of the complexity of living and working in complex systems. Whether you work with an underperforming employee, transform corporate culture, or advocate for social justice, you must understand the nature of emergent patterns before you can shift them.

In this session, you will learn about powerful, destructive patterns that emerge in complex systems. At the same time, you’ll discover ways to understand and influence them as your future unfolds.

Quarterly Virtual Mini-Conference

June 18, 2020

Join us to hear HSD Professionals share how they are using HSD in their work, in their homes, or in their communities. Join us for this 90-minute session that highlights and celebrates the patterns of diverse applications and deep innovations that HSD Professionals are creating in the world.

Lead in Uncertain Times: Find Fit for Function

August 6, 2020

When you cannot predict or control the environment, the only way to thrive is to see and respond to what IS—whatever it is. Success in an uncertain future is not determined by internal skills and choices. It is not driven by environments and circumstances. True, sustainable, success relies on the fit between external situations and internal choices.

This session explores three systemic features (sensitive, responsive, robust) that lead to success in a “fit for function” world.

Leverage Ambiguity: Manage Tensions in Uncertainty

September 3, 2020

Every complex system sits on top of irresolvable tensions:  speed and quality; identity and flexibility; tradition and innovation; centralized and distributed; and many more. We used to manage these tensions by tradeoffs and compromise, but that didn’t always work. As uncertainty and complexity grow, those tactics lose even more of their power. Instead, HSD helps you embrace underlying tensions to generate energy and opportunity.

In this session, learn to use Interdependent Pairs to transform your dilemmas into possibilities. 

Quarterly Virtual Mini-Conference

September 17, 2020

Join us to hear HSD Professionals share how they are using HSD in their work, in their homes, or in their communities. Join us for this 90-minute session that highlights and celebrates the patterns of diverse applications and deep innovations that HSD Professionals are creating in the world.

Tension: The Engine of Change

October 1, 2020

Complex change cannot be predicted or controlled. It comes in bursts amid long periods of stillness and silence. It happens for individuals, groups, or whole communities in different ways and at different times. It brings unintended consequences and wonderful surprises.

In this session, we will explore the hows and whys of complex change and share some fundamental tools to see, understand, and influence it.

See the Forest and the Trees: Managing Information Overload

November 5, 2020

Some people find meaning in the daily rush of information. They can focus and concentrate. They find the needles in haystacks and diamonds in the rough. While some people have a gift for meaning making and seeing the bigger picture. Either is an asset, but the latter is less understood in today’s complex system of big data, conflicting perspectives, and competing tensions.

In this session, learn tools and techniques you navigate your way to meaning in a sea of data.

Stand in this Moment: Mindfulness in the Age of Uncertainty

December 3, 2020

Meditation is an ancient practice with powerful implications for our uncertain future. Deep awareness is a key to seeing patterns in complexity, understanding a range of options, and finding freedom and courage to act.

This session will explore the intersections between mindfulness and HSD to help inform your adaptive capacity and prepare for the New Year to come.

Quarterly Virtual Mini-Conference and Holiday Celebration

December 17, 2020

Join us to hear HSD Professionals share how they are using HSD in their work, in their homes, or in their communities. Join us for this 90-minute session that highlights and celebrates the patterns of diverse applications and deep innovations that HSD Professionals are creating in the world.

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