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June 20, 2019 Associates 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.
Build Adaptive Capacity
Life is a constant adaption. —Carlos Gershenson
June 6, 2019 You encounter new perspectives and opportunities every day that challenge what you were taught about the world. You find that strategies for taking action often don’t work as well as they used to. Every day new books and approaches describe your most current challenges. They paint broad pictures of things you might do, but they don’t offer new guidance about how to take more effective action. HSD offers a distinctly different path for dealing with the complexity in your life, exploring deeply into the complexities you face, informing decisions about how to step into your next wise action. Complexity in the world has been studied through multiple scientific perspectives. Different disciplines can study the same phenomenon and describe it in different ways. Descriptions can help us see complex patterns in new ways. They cannot, however, inform wise action unless they also explain underlying dynamics of complexity that shape human action and interaction. In this month’s Live Virtual Workshop, Glenda Eoyang talks about particular concepts and perspectives she has used to inform and shape human systems dynamics. She shows you how to use HSD to embrace and leverage complexity to build adaptive capacity to face today’s intractable challenges.
Build Adaptive Capacity
A broader understanding of diversity as a systems phenomenon is part of a re-education for living in a complex world. Understanding the dynamics of the interrelationships of various dimensions of diversity within systems can contribute to our mastery of the complexities of life. - Dr. Toni A. Gregory
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What is the role of Inquiry in facilitation? Facilitation happens in many places, not just when you stand in front of a room full of people to help them have a useful and productive conversation. You also facilitate when you find yourself: Supporting others’ conversations Helping a group formulate a shared decision Developing an agenda to run a meeting Bringing people together in ad hoc conversation Helping others to negotiate conflict
Teaching & LearningBuild Adaptive Capacity
"The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.” ― Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams
May 2, 2019 In today’s fast changing, and unpredictable world, you find that traditional strategic plans don’t prepare you for the reality you face. When you can’t plan strategically, you still need a strategy that is robust enough to inform innovative action as challenges and opportunities emerge. HSD offers Adaptive Action in the context of the far-horizon goals to help you to create the best action today. Landscapes of businesses and communities in the 21st century are quick to change, and they are complex. It’s no longer enough to develop and live by a Strategic Plan designed to conquer today’s image of what the world will look like in three or five years. In today’s landscape, you have to see the changes around you and respond with innovative ideas that are fit for purpose in your world. In this Live Virtual Workshop, Glenda Eoyang describes long-term strategy that uses inquiry and Pattern Logic. Then she shows you how to use iterative cycles of Adaptive Action across your system. It’s a strategy that helps you make your day-to-day, operational work contribute to action strategic against your most intractable challenges.
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