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

Tame Wicked Issues: Adaptive Action in Action

Jul 10 | Virtual Full-day Event

Traditional problem-solving methods assume clear boundaries, singular perspectives and simple (usually one-way) relationships. The challenges you face today follow none of these rules. Whether you are engaged in public policy, healthcare, education, finance, or security, your most pressing problems are messy, confusing and massively entangled. No wonder you find yourself stuck!

Problems into Patterns: Adaptive Action in Action

Jul 26 and 27 | Roffey Park Institue

We experience perpetual and unpredictable change in all facets of our work and life these days. The tools and skills that served you well in the past are ineffective today. They may even make things worse! You need a new set of perspectives, models and methods to see possibilities that are hidden in the chaos of your current reality.

Sioo Summerschool Human Systems Dynamics: Thriving in complexity

Sep 9 - 13 | 9a - 5p | The Netherlands

Do you wish to understand and work more effectively in complex organizations? Human Systems Dynamics (HSD) builds your adaptive capacity to succeed in a world of complexity and uncertainty. Sioo is located in the Netherlands, and most of the information on its website is in Dutch. The program, however, will be in English, and you can read an English description of the program by clicking on Learn More. If you have questions or want to discuss the program, please be in touch.

HSD Adaptive Action Coaching: systemic growth and development

Begins Sep 9 | ICF-Approved Online Course

In this Adaptive Action Lab, Royce Holladay, a leader in the field of HSD, shares a simple, powerful approach to systems-informed coaching.

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.

Patterns of Systemic Dynamical Transformation

Oct 14, 15 | 9a - 12p CDT | Online

The future of humanity and the earth will emerge from a complex adaptive system of complex adaptive systems! In this Adaptive Action Lab, we explore the intersection of two of the most significant: Wellbeing and Economy.

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