and Approach of
- is a
practical approach for dealing with the “big picture.”
the rigor of systems analysis and the creativity of scenario
planning to develop insight and foresight.
understanding the whole by examining the
cause-and-effect relationships among the forces driving the future into
determine high leverage actions to bring about the future we
applicable in all aspects of life, on the job and off; across economic
and organizational types
course style is
interactive and a case example
is used throughout. We use the
elements in small group exercises and practice proposed interventions
variety of conditions. The process is analytical and rigorous, but not
mathematical, scientific, or economic in nature. It does not
use computer modeling or simulations. There are no
strategy professionals, healthcare professionals, educators,
academics, government representatives, internal
and external change agents, and anyone interested in
shaping the future
of a system they care about.
One day - 8:15 to 5:30
- To increase
understanding of the dynamic forces in play in an organization's
- To gain insight
into current issues through activities designed to develop skills and
- To develop the
ability to help a team understand complex situations
What Participants Say...
comments demonstrate that they
find the workshop very useful and they anticipate applying their
their own lives and organizational contexts:
of the May 2007 workshop, click here.
- I cannot say enough good things about this
- Great delineation of the tool from
had not been considered
- Well planned, well designed, coherent
input and interaction
- The program
introduced me to a useful tool which can be used in my work with
structure and methodology to the process of strategic planning and
- I got a real "Ah Ha!" from seeing how
wedded I am
to my assumptions about the future. That
alone made the workshop worthwhile.
- The workshop has the capacity to capture
"imagination" that stems from sound awareness of structural dynamics.
- Highly innovative.
- I enjoy this type of learning, a mix of
process and outcome. It tied each
together with examples and exercises.
- Well organized & "systematic," well
- A fresh perspective of systems thinking.
- Key learning: the
value of alternative future scenarios for the development of robust
- Expanded systems thinking into a very
tool in management
- Since my personal tendency is to push for
prematurely, seeing that the implications of influences that are not
obvious is an important insight for me.
- Mapping the connections between the
me the connection between mapping systemic structure for leverage to a
vision and mapping for an evolving potential future.
- Well done, well formulated process.
- Will help
to become a more visionary leader.
experience was worth
every second spent!
- Thank you for
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