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April 11, 2019 The rules of social action have changed in the chaos of current events. Opportunities for activism toward social change are more prevalent than ever. You can step into a role that influences the patterns of social norms and expectations. When you stand in inquiry, you see clearly how to connect with powerful others and take courageous action. In today’s complex and quickly changing world, there is need and an opportunity for a new generation of activism. Global change is fanned by digital media, broad-ranging connections, and vast diversity. In such a world, activism depends on the ability to see, understand, and influence patterns of interaction and decision making. Individuals and groups that engage in iterative cycles of learning and action are best equipped to bring about changes they seek. In this month’s Live Virtual Workshop, Glenda Eoyang talks about how HSD’s Adaptive Action, Pattern Logic, and inquiry can support you as you change your world.
March 21, 2019 This is our Annual Meeting. Join us for this celebration of HSD Institute's 16 years of service and development in the field of human systems dynamics. Royce Holladay, Director of Services for HSDI, will speak about the institute, and our HSD Associates, Wendy Morris, Allison Titcomb, Mary Nations, and Erin Lewis, will share how they are using HSD in their work, in their homes, or in their communities.
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What were you doing in 1977? I was a new assistant professor of anatomy at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. It was the only medical school in a poor and medically underserved State with 23 indigenous Native American tribes and tens of thousands of people living at or below the poverty level along its border with Mexico. The state legislature asked the medical school to address these issues.
March 7, 2019 You need new beliefs and expectations to thrive—even to survive—in today’s complex world. When you step beyond what “used to work,” you find breakthrough ways to solve the new problems you face. When you embrace a new perspective, you step into a new paradigm. HSD gives simple, step-by-step guides for living into a new, complex, future-oriented paradigm. As new paradigms emerge, they help us to understand old challenges in different ways. We find new approaches and solutions to the challenges that seemed intractable in the old paradigm. Standing in the new paradigm, many of the old beliefs and expectations no longer hold, and new perspectives emerge. We see this phenomenon in the 21 st century as human systems are forced to remain productive in a world of complex patterns of interaction, decision making, and change. In this Live Virtual Workshop, Glenda Eoyang outlines a bold new paradigm to help you thrive in the reality of your emerging future.
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Learning a new language often involves as much forgetting or letting go as it does memorizing new words and creating new patterns of speech. On a recent trip to Mexico, I had a chance to renew my Spanish language studies. As I did, I noticed how my mid-life brain struggled to remember and retrieve unfamiliar words, and the surprising things it would do to meet the new demands. As a practitioner of human systems dynamics, I pondered what this experience could teach me about the role of difference in pattern formation. This blog explores some of my reflection.
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We swim in a sea of noise. Images, words, sounds, and stories bombard us. Marketing tries to seduce us on city busses, bill boards, and buildings. News jumps from the black and white local newspapers. The 24-hour, almost unlimited, channels bring us news, shopping, stories, sports, and everything in between. Music, news, and talk radio keep us company wherever we go.
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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.
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