What is an Adaptive Action Lab?

An Adaptive Action Lab (AA Lab) brings the best of consulting and training into a single event. It is a work session, as opposed to a training session. As a participant, you define and work on your most intractable challenge. Then you learn about human systems dynamics (HSD) as you apply your new learning to frame your challenge in a way that points to your best next wise action. You leave the session with two tangible outcomes. First, you have a clear plan for moving forward in your challenge. Second, you carry with you a new perspective and effective models and methods that help you address your next challenge.

Join us in an AA Lab to learn how HSD can help you leverage the complexity of your challenges to create powerful energy for change.

Upcoming Adaptive Action Labs

Simple Rules Gatherings: A Series of Conversations about the HSD Community

Begins Feb 21, 2024 | 11a Central Time | Free Online Event

HSD is readying itself to move into its future, and we are experimenting with ways to connect deeply within the community and keep learning together. As part of this adaptive action approach, we are inviting all practitioners and the HSD-curious to join us in a series of six gatherings exploring a core HSD concept, Simple Rules.

HSD Adaptive Action Coaching: systemic growth and development

Begins Feb 26, 2024 | ICF-Approved Online Course

In this Adaptive Action Lab, Miriam Bayés, HSD-certified professional and ORSC-certified coach, joins Royce Holladay, a leader in the field of HSD, to share a simple, powerful approach to systems-informed coaching.

Leap with Active Sensemaking

Begins Feb 29, 2024 | 9am - 5pm EST

It is hard enough for one person to make sense of our complex world. Bringing a group together in collective sense making often seems intractable. In the HSD community, we are convinced that “nothing is intractable,” and collective sensemaking is no exception.

Bring Your Own Issue!

Mar 26, 28, 2024 | 12p - 3p CDT | Online

In a complex world, each moment is different from the last; each person brings a unique set of knowledge, experience, and insights; and no two challenges are exactly alike. In this Adaptive Actin Lab, join Glenda and Royce as they open a discussion of the challenges you might bring with your unique challenge.

The Dragons of Transformation: Taming the Mindsets that thwart our embrace of a VUCA world

Begins Apr 22, 2024 | 3pm - 5:30 EDT

When people tell you to think outside the box, they don't tell you where the box ends and the future begins. That is why we find ourselves so often trapped in our own blind spots and assumptions, constrained by our ordinary (Newtonian) worldviews. The nonlinear sciences complexity and chaos, as well as Integral theory shine a light on those dark corners of reality, as well as the habits of mind that keep us stuck. In ancient times, maps of the world would show sea monsters and dragons on the edge of the known world. In this program, we call such mind-blowing and habitually intractable realities dragons. Hence, The Dragons of Transformation.

Bring Your Own Issue!

May 21, 23, 2024 | 12p - 3p CDT | Online

In a complex world, each moment is different from the last; each person brings a unique set of knowledge, experience, and insights; and no two challenges are exactly alike. In this Adaptive Actin Lab, join Glenda and Royce as they open a discussion of the challenges you might bring with your unique challenge.

Bring Your Own Issue!

Aug 20, 22, 2024 | 12p - 3p CDT | Online

In a complex world, each moment is different from the last; each person brings a unique set of knowledge, experience, and insights; and no two challenges are exactly alike. In this Adaptive Actin Lab, join Glenda and Royce as they open a discussion of the challenges you might bring with your unique challenge.

Create Your Narrative: Change Your Story; Change Your Patterns

Sep 24, 26, 2024 | 12p - 3p CDT | Online

A narrative is made up of the stories we tell. Narratives are powerful. They frame expectations and assumptions. They motivate and inform action. But narratives can also lock us into patterns of the past. In today’s world, we need a narrative that describes the emerging future we want to live into and steps we will take move toward that future.

Bring Your Own Issue!

Nov 19, 21, 2024 | 12p - 3p CST | Online

In a complex world, each moment is different from the last; each person brings a unique set of knowledge, experience, and insights; and no two challenges are exactly alike. In this Adaptive Actin Lab, join Glenda and Royce as they open a discussion of the challenges you might bring with your unique challenge.

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