Dancing with the System - Systemic lens for Understanding, Influence & Change

location_city Melbourne schedule Nov 11th 12:15 - 12:55 PM AEDT place Bishop's Parlour people 29 Interested

Have you ever felt frustrated when you cannot influence change?

Have you felt you tried your very best but things don’t seem to improve?

If any of the above resonate, this talk will unlock a new perspective for you!

Using a Systems lens to understand a complex system can be a game changer for teams, leaders and coaches. A Systems perspective will shed light on the ‘unseen’, ‘untouched’ or ‘ignored’ parts of a system, without which any system-level action would be ineffective over the longer term.

Inspired by Donella Meadows 'Dancing with Systems’ and ‘Leverage Points’,  this talk will help you look through the Systems lens and use it in your everyday work. It's for everyone - from a novice to a seasoned Systems Thinker – we will explore the concepts together and identify various ways to put them into practice. Don’t be surprised if you realize you have been using Systems Thinking concepts already!

 

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Presentation

It will be an interactive session with a mix of concept sharing and reflection on real world examples

Learning Outcome

  • Recognise when you are in a system and how you can influence its development
  • Concepts and practices for ‘dancing with the system’
  • Identifying and utilizing different leverage points in a system to bring about change
  • Practical application of concepts at your workplace

Target Audience

Anyone who is part of a system i.e. a Team, Team of Teams, Organization, etc., and keen to learn about ‘dancing with the system’ because as Donella said “We can’t control systems or figure them out. But we can dance with them!” And the dance could be Tango or Waltz, depending on the dancers!!

Prerequisites for Attendees

A curious mind and willingness to participate in discussions

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