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, driven by our ordinary worldviews.  The nonlinear sciences—complexity and chaos, as well as Integral theory—shine a light on those dark corners of reality and the habits of mind that keep us stuck. In ancient times, maps of the world would show sea monsters and dragons outside the bounds of the known world. That’s why in this program we call such mind-blowing (and habitually intractable) realities “dragons.” 

In this series, the Human Systems Dynamics Institute (HSD) and The Collective Edge (TCE) join forces to introduce a new form of deliberate sensemaking to:

  • Explain the nature of complex systems and dynamical change
  • Reveal the paradoxes that live in this new paradigm, and the habitual predict and plan mindsets that attempt to apply an outdated view to such systems, leading to them appearing intractable
  • Share tools and practices from the sense and respond worldview to help you adapt, even when you can’t predict or control, uncovering a barely sufficient understanding, enough to inform action
  • Create a deliberate sensemaking cohort container to help you connect with ideas and people that will sustain you and your clients through the turbulent future

Faculty & Coaches

Glenda Eoyang, PhD, HSDP
Maria Murtagh, HSDP
Michael Spayd, HSDP
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