Online Course

When the future is clear, planning is easy. Traditional planning assumed stable markets and slow-changing technology. Few stakeholders and long-term investment made it possible to plan toward predictable ends. For most people today, the future is not clear. Planning is as risky as it is hard. You don’t know what you don’t know. The rules keep changing. The clock is running. Expectations are challenged by multiple external forces.

The question is: How do you prepare for a future you can’t predict? The answer is: Adaptive Capacity! Adaptive capacity is the ability of a system to respond most effectively and efficiently to changes, challenges, and opportunities in the complex world around them. It contributes to confidence to navigate toward success. In HSD we offer a framework to help individuals and organizations plan in uncertainty. You will learn to reframe your challenges, determine clear, shared direction, stablish “curbs” for decisions, and identify measures for productivity and accountability. In this Adaptive Action Lab, you will develop a strategic framework for yourself or for your organization. Plan to move toward a complex and emergent future as you:

  • Develop the power of pattern recognition
  • Imagine a resilient and robust future
  • Create maps/models to guide you and your teams toward success
  • Establish rules for collective clarity and individual flexibility
  • Prepare to help others develop their Adaptive Capacity

Faculty & Coaches

Royce Holladay, MEd, HSDP
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