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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.
June 18, 2020 HSD was made for times like these! COVID-19, police brutality, natural disasters, and political unrest are all wicked, wicked problems. HSD practitioners around the world work with others to transform these problems into patterns of possibility for people, institutions, and communities. In this month's Quarterly Virtual Mini-Conference, Associates will host a dialogue about how they use HSD and what they see as the future of the HSD Community of Praxis. Join us for a bit of time traveling and connection!
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.
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 create equity and social justice in times of radical uncertainty.
April 9, 2020 (Rescheduled from April 2) 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.
March 19, 2020 Join us for this 90-minute session to hear HSD Professionals share how they are using HSD in their work, in their homes, or in their communities. This month's presenters: Cathy Toll and Leslie Patterson: Collaborating to Use HSD Jessica Reihl: Use Art to Connect for Impact Ahmed Avais: Increase Impact through HSD Models & Methods Glenda Eoyang: Connect through Stories and Impacts
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.
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