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If you want to develop new ways of thinking about and approaching situations that cross multiple discipline and skills boundaries this Systems Thinking course will provide you an in-depth introduction and prepare you for further studies.
This Systems Thinking training course uses many self-reflective activities where you can try to ground your studies within your own professional practice and experiences and also uses quizzes to test your basic understanding of key concepts, ideas and practices.
What Do Participants Learn?
After participating in this course, you should be able to:
Learn Systems Thinking and the Learning Organization
Challenge systematic thinking and systematic approaches to understanding and working with complex situations
Explain how and why different systems of interest can be defined and described within complex situations
Recognise that each person brings with them their own perspective on a situation and to work with those multiple perspectives
Relate key ideas, techniques and approaches in systems thinking to professional practice when working with complex situations
Plan how to take the study of systems thinking in practice further for professional development.
Who Should Attend?
Functional area managers, planners, and strategists
Anyone who is seeking a fresh way of thinking to resolve complex business problems and to maximize benefits from business opportunities
What Will the Learning Experience Include?
Comprehensive pre-program activities include:
Web-based information forms & surveys completed by attendee.
Direct consultation with the attendee about the expectations.
During the training, participants engage in data, activities, and conversations that lead to insight and knowledge.
Participants learn from expert trainers who have both academic and business experiences.
Highly applicable training content & instructive activities for adding depth to training topics.
**A half-day site visit for integrating the experience & plan next steps. Opportunities to provide connections, ideas & support.
Explore & Practice
Apply & sustain the learning experience by using this ongoing support:
To ensure participant has new skills or behavior progress.
Optional, fee-based mentoring & coaching with the trainer.
Training materials & additional documents (e-books, pdf files, presentations and articles)
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Who Uses Systems Thinking?
Properties of Systems
How to Classify systems
The Nature of Systems Thinking and Systems Practice
Appreciating Epistemological Issues
Limitations on Understanding the Other People's Experiences
Exploring Systems Perspectives
Systems Thinking and Complexity
Distinctions Between Messy and Difficult Situations
Distinctions Between Rational and Emotional Reactions to Situations
Distinctions Between Hard and Soft Complexity
Differences Between Difficulties and Messes
Choosing to Distinguish Between Complex Situations and Complex Systems
Distinctions Between Systemic and Systemic Practice
Distinguishing and Defining Systems
The Language of Systems
Drawing Boundaries and Naming Systems
Commonly Recognised Systems
Levels and Categories of Systems
Simple (Purposive) and Complex (Purposeful) Systems
What is System Diagrams for?
Drawing Systems Diagrams
Understanding Multiple Perspectives
Taking Multiple Partial Views
Perspectives on Managing
Facilitating Engagement with Different Perspectives