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 11a - 12p CST, 5p - 6p UTC. 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, 11a - 12:30p CST, 5p - 6:30p UTC, that highlight and celebrate the patterns of diverse applications and deep innovations that HSD Professionals are creating in the world.

Upcoming Live Virtual Workshops

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.

HSD Community Gathering and Holiday Celebration

December 17, 2020

Join us to hear how members of the HSD Community of Praxis use HSD in their homes, workplaces, and communities. This 90-minute event will highlight and celebrate the patterns of diverse applications and deep innovation that members of the Community are creating in the world.

Thrive in Uncertainty

February 4, 2021

The problem? The world is changing quickly at home, in your work, and throughout your community. Because of the complexity of the world around you, the changes you face are generally unpredictable, often surprising, and sometimes turbulent. The challenge you face is functioning in such a world. How do you do what needs to be done?

  • Respond rather than react
  • Plan for a future you cannot predict or control
  • Find ways you and others can move forward in adaptive and creative ways.

HSD offers a vision for living, working, and playing in the midst of uncertainty:

People everywhere thrive because we
see patterns clearly,
seek to understand, and
act with courage to
turn turbulence and uncertainty
into possibility for all.

Join us for this Live Virtual Workshop to learn three tips for living out that vision and thriving in an uncertain world.

Ask Better Questions

March 4, 2021

In today’s world, you can’t always know what’s next. In fact, sometimes, given the complexity of our world, you can’t even know much about what’s now! At any given moment, about all you can see is this moment. All you can explore is what you know. How do you learn to question what you can’t see and find out more about what you don’t know? How can you use the HSD’s practices of inquiry?

  • Ask questions that help you see into the dynamics of the world around you
  • Engage others in individual and group inquiries using these perspectives
  • Experience the benefits of engaging in inquiry in today’s turbulent and uncertain landscape

Join us to explore this new way of stepping into questions that open a world of possibility to you. In human systems dynamics, we learn to stand in inquiry to see patterns clearly, seek to understand, and act with courage in the face of uncertainty and turbulence.

Find Energy in Diversity

April 1, 2021

We live and work in a highly diverse world. Age, experience, expectations, roles, relationships, backgrounds, accountabilities, responsibilities—These differences often stand out in the milieu of the many, many differences that are woven into the fabric of our days in our communities and in our work.

You find that differences you encounter create tension in your life. That may be the elevating tension of engaging in successful collaboration or the painful tension of a deep conflict. Either way, the tensions we experience generate our patterns of interaction and decision making. In this session, explore four patterns of differences in interaction:

  • Characteristics of each pattern
  • Conditions that shape each pattern
  • Actions that can shift those patterns toward greater fit in your system

Join us to learn to identify and deal with these patterns when you encounter them in the diversity of your system.

See the Forest and the Trees

May 6, 2021

What do you do when you cannot see what’s coming at you? In today’s turbulent and unpredictable landscape, you often are asked to make decisions about a future you can neither control nor predict. So, what can you do to step into such a charge with any sense of efficacy or confidence?

In these times, it’s so important to maintain perspectives at both scales.

  • What impact will my actions have at the larger picture or scale?
  • What will this action trigger on a more local perspective?
  • Given what I can see in the larger picture and in the smaller picture, what action will be most useful at this moment?

Join this Live Virtual Workshop to explore your options for taking action when you can’t see what’s coming, but you can see both the trees right in front of you and you know the forest that surrounds you.

Connect Through Stories and Impacts

June 3, 2021

In these days of change at the speed of thought and complexity you cannot see through, what can you do to connect to share your story. Whether your storytelling is to market an idea, to collaborate for innovation, or just to connect with those around you, stories can be powerful tools. And we know stories that talk about action and impact make the greatest differences.

HSD offers an understanding of narrative that helps you create useful and compelling stories.

  • Reflect what’s really happening
  • Show that you hear and respond to others’ stories
  • Can make the biggest differences

Join us to learn more about our approach to creating narratives that can invite others in, make them feel comfortable, and engage them in deep and meaningful dialogue.

Find What's True and Useful

August 5, 2021

In today’s world of social media, television, and radio that bring you local and world-wide connection, how do you make sense of it all? You hear conflicting stories about issues and ideas that are important to you, but you can’t make sense of the differences they share. People talk about alternative facts and fake news, mainstream media and independent sources for information, and the intrusion of botz and hacks.

In the midst of all this how do make sense of the cacophony?

  • What is true and of use to you?
  • How do you understand different sources and their value to you?
  • How do you honor what makes no sense to you but is important to others?

Join us in this webinar to explore these questions. Learn and practice with tool that can help you sort out your perspectives and questions to find what is both true and useful to you.

Celebrate Life

September 2, 2021

In the day-to-day challenges of life, we sometimes get caught up in the urgency of the moment, the fear of the future, and regrets of the past. We lose the connections between and among the parts of our life. Each piece begins to stand alone in its impact and challenge.

In HSD we offer a path that allows you to celebrate your life’s experiences:

  • Remain present to the daily demands and the larger realities that create the whole of your life
  • Live in the now, with an eye to the future
  • Remain aware of how today builds the life you want

Join us in this webinar to learn about games we all play that can hold us hostage to today or help us move through today’s challenges as we connect to our greater goals in life.

Find Success in Uncertainty

October 7, 2021

We live in a world that is uncertain and unpredictable. We see individuals, families, communities floundering as they deal with today’s challenges:

  • Encounter forces they can’t predict, control, or even imagine
  • Face a broadly diverse range of experiences, individuals, and opportunities that are often contradictory and confusing
  • Experience that their lives are entangled with others’ decisions and actions

Join this webinar to learn about specific competencies required to thrive in such a world. We will explore what we need to learn for ourselves; to teach our children; to encourage our employees; and to connect with our neighbors and our larger communities. 

Create Community

November 4, 2021

Creating and/or maintaining a strong community can be difficult when the world is changing as quickly and unpredictably as it is today. The current rate and degree of change bring pressure that increases the challenge at all scales. To connect with others and create strong, resilient communities, you have to be able to navigate the complexity of the 21st century.

  • Address issues of power and collaboration
  • Hold differences as you seek shared perspectives
  • Engage everyone in authentic and reciprocal ways

In this webinar you will learn a tool about engaging in generative ways that open space of innovation and connection in the midst of complex change. Use this tool to explore connections at all scales: interpersonal, organizational, and community.

Prepare for 2022 and Hold Your Plans Lightly

December 2, 2021

In this decade of massive and unpredictable change, your days are shaped by uncertainty and turbulence. Plans for the day are obsolete by mid-morning, and the week’s calendar is completely reworked by noon on Monday. Beyond the week? Trying to plan that far in advance, feels like it gives you only two choices: 1) Stick with the plan, no matter what; or 2) Give up on planning altogether.

How do you plan when you can’t know what’s coming tomorrow? How do you prepare for a future you just cannot see, but you want and need the anchor or touch point that having a plan offers?

  • Make sense of trends and patterns that shape your life
  • Rely on local context, resources, and information
  • Build Adaptive Capacity into the structure of your plan

Join this webinar to find ways to create and live a plan that anchors day-to-day decisions, adapts to constant change and interruption, and moves toward the vision you hold for the future.

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