Systems Thinking: Developing Capacity for Thinking, Leading and Learning Register Here
July 24-26, 2018 – 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Objectives: This three-day workshop will provide an introduction to systems thinking Habits, concepts and tools that can be directly applied to leadership development, organizational learning and district and school improvement.
- Learn and be able to apply the 14 Habits of a Systems Thinker.
- Increase understanding of how mental models are developed over time and how to productively utilize the diverse perspectives people hold about systems of interest.
- Identify the causal interdependencies that influence the behavior of complex systems and use that deeper understanding to effectively identify leverage actions.
- Develop insights about short-term, long-term and unintended consequences of decisions and actions.
- Each create a plan to apply systems thinking to the achievement of workplace goals
- The importance of understanding complex systems
- The 14 Habits of a Systems Thinker
- Importance of systems thinking to leadership, organizational culture and goal achievement
- Iceberg framework for developing a deep understanding of complex systems
- Mental Models and the Ladder of Inference
- Surfacing patterns and trends of systems change using Behavior-over-time Graphs
- Mapping tools that help uncover and represent system structure (Connection Circles, Causal Loop Diagrams)
- The concept of leverage when determining actions to achieve desired outcomes
- Causal Loop Archetypes to help anticipate consequences to aid decision-making and problem-solving