Become a Certified HSD Professional--Virtually (No, really!)

Human systems dynamics (HSD) prepares you to thrive in an uncertain future. When you see, understand, and influence complex, wicked issues, nothing is intractable.

Join us for a new opportunity we will offer, starting soon and extending through the spring/summer of 2019. Are you interested in becoming a certified HSD Professional, but you cannot commit to the face-to-face portion of the program? If so, we invite you to join us in an all-virtual Human Systems Dynamics (HSD) Professional Certification program.

Benefits to you:

  • Learn to deal with the complexity inherent in life in the 21st century
  • Use your learning time to focus on applying HSD in your own sticky issues at work, in your community, and/or in your personal life
  • Access resources designed to build skill and knowledge to change how you 
    • See the world and understand the social dynamics of the human systems where you live, work, and play
    • Engage with others in more open and generative ways, and address your most intractable challenges
    • Make decisions, using models and methods that allow you to embrace the complex nature of your world
    • Understand the dynamics that create major patterns in your life: conflict, collaboration, accountability, and trust 
  • Engage in online, personalized meetings on the Zoom.us platform
  • Engage with others from around the world in a virtual network of people who want to learn and apply human systems dynamics to their sticky issues
  • Skip the long-distance, away-from-home travel, and engage online for 5 half-day sessions that launch 4 months of application and learning

Elements of the course: 

  • All-virtual course that engages you over a 4-month period to build your skill and understanding of HSD
  • Individual and group learning sessions that focus on the challenges participants bring to the program
  • Details about the Program: 
    • Dates: April 1 - August 15, 2019
    • Requirements: 
      • 5 half-day session (1 each week early April through early May)
      • 3 scheduled group meetings each month
        (April - mid-August)
      • 1 individual coaching session each month
      • Documentation/Discussions of
        • 4 Adaptive Action Experiments to work on your own sticky issues
        • Learnings from Adaptive Action: Leveraging Complexity in Your Organization
        • Required learning activities that address the following areas: Lead in Complex Times, Plan in Complexity, Manage Complex Change, Build Adaptive Capacity, and Collaborate to Create Community
        • Cost: $5000
    • Royce Holladay, HSDP, will serve as the faculty for this cohort. Royce has worked with the HSD Institute since its inception, contributing to more than half of the HSDP Certification courses that have been offered. She has served as the leader in 5 other cohorts.

      With Glenda Eoyang, she co-authored Adaptive Action: Leveraging Uncertainty in Your Organization. She has also teamed with other HSD Associates to co-author a number of other books about HSD:
      • Influencing Patterns for Change: A Human Systems Dynamics Primer for Leaders (with Kristine Quade)
      • Dynamical Leadership: Building Adaptive Capacity for Uncertain Times (with Kristine Quade)
      • Simple Rules: Radical Inquiry into Self (with Mallary Tytel)
      • Radical Rules for Schools: Adaptive Action for Complex Change (with Lelie Patterson and Glenda Eoyang)
      • Adaptive Action Coaching: Building Patterns of Success (with Lecia Grossman)
      • Deep Learning Ecologies: An Invitation to Complex Teaching and Learning (with Leslie Patterson)

We recognize that this is a short turn-around time for applying. We also know that many individuals have said they are interested in becoming certified, but they are unable to commit to the travel and 5 days of face-to-face time that is required in the other HSDP cohorts. We want to offer this opportunity this spring and summer as an alternative format. We’d love for you to join us, if you can!

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