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September 1, 2022 Power of privilege shows up when people have the position, resources, and respect to take action for their own benefit. Power of possibility shows up when people use their stories, relationships, and personal identities to influence systems for themselves and others. Royce Holladay talks in this LVW about what might happen if we began to see and respond to such patterns with empathy and awareness. Learn about the Generative Engagement model and use it to take informed action to navigate differences that separate us today.
August 4, 2022 In HSD, our first Simple Rule is to “Stand in Inquiry.” It is first on the list for a good reason. In today’s emergent and unpredictable world, there are not many answers we can count on. Yesterday’s answers don’t fit today’s questions, and tomorrow’s answers have not emerged yet. The best we can do is find questions in the moment to open the world, access the resources we need, and look toward a productive future. The HSD community shares a practice that helps us avoid getting stuck in obsolete answers and moves us always toward the next revealing question. In this LVW, Glenda Eoyang talks with us about what it means to “Stand in inquiry.” Learn to find questions to confront the challenges you face when answers of the past are not good enough for your future.
June 2, 2022 You deal with complexity and uncertainty that are inherent in today’s landscape. You live and work in an interdependent world where cause-effect relationships are unclear. You can’t plan effectively for the future. Powerful forces beyond your understanding shape your day-to-day existence. Traditional ways of being, knowing, and doing emerged to cope in simpler times, but they are not so useful today. You need capacity to thrive in such an unpredictable world. HSD offers a powerful path to build Adaptive Capacity you need to thrive in the world of today and tomorrow. Adaptive Capacity is the ability and willingness to engage with the world and stay resilient in the face of persistent change. Watch this month’s LVW to learn about the theory and practice of Adaptive Capacity. Leave with skills and tools to build your Adaptive Capacity to thrive in the future, whatever it brings. Watch the Workshop
May 5, 2022 Two things sustain a complex system: Similarity and difference. The similarity holds the system together with coherence and identity. Difference introduces the potential energy of tension and possibility. Most tools of applied social sciences focus on “common ground.”  Similarity becomes the platform for building a shared future. We avoid difference. We fear it because we don’t know how to capture and channel its power. In HSD, we recognize difference as a source of energy. It is the driver of change. It is the root for learning and growth. It is full of promise and possibility—if we just let ourselves use it. In this LVW, Glenda Eoyang shares tools from HSD to help us recognize and leverage the possibility in difference. Bring your most wicked issues and leave with a plan to see and leverage the possibilities that hide in the differences you dread.
April 7, 2022 In a complex, uncertain world time does not flow in a straight, unbroken line. We can reflect on and learn from the past. We can imagine a smooth path into the future, but in the moment of change, anything can happen. And to make matters worse, any moment can be a moment of change. The challenge we face is to be present as change emerges, to be curious to explore options, and find the courage to act, even when the future is unknowable. In this Live Virtual Workshop, Glenda Eoyang talks about how HSD can help you build the Adaptive Capacity you need to thrive in such unpredictable change. Leave with tools to access and leverage your memories and imagination to step off the tightwire and see time as the safety net below you.
March 3, 2022 In a world of rapid change and unbelievable variety, you must find the differences that make a real difference. You make decisions when evidence is in short supply and the future is fuzzy. Old fashioned, rational decision processes assume you have time to invest and control to implement. In the future, you and your teams will have precious little time or control. You will need an alternative decision process that fits the challenges of tomorrow. In this workshop, Glenda Eoyang introduces an adaptable, flexible, and resilient decision process. It will support you and your team in even the most complex situations.
February 3, 2022 When change is fast and unpredictable, searching for perfection is a waste of time. Today your world moves too quickly! By the time you take a measurement, the landscape has changed, and your data is out of date. Precision used to be the highest standard, but in the uncertainty of today’s complex world detailed precision is neither possible nor useful. Today we have to evolve to the world of “excellent enough,” “close enough,” “good enough.” In this LVW, Glenda Eoyang explores the value of seeking accuracy over precision in the chaos and urgency of today. Join her to consider how you can make sense of a complex situation without driving yourself and others crazy with needless details.
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