Systems Thinking for a Changing World

DeGroote School of Business

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  • 2 days
  • online

DeGroote School of Business

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Who should attend

Leaders and managers who wish to develop a more holistic understanding of the system in which they operate Analysts and consultants who wish to bring greater rigor of analysis and professionalism to their work and their clients Government officials seeking to better understand the interdependent factors that are shaping the future of their policy domains

About the course

Why Take This Course

  • become a more critical thinker about how different political, economic, social, technological and environmental factors and behaviours interact to produce often surprising results
  • understand how different archetypal patterns of change play out at the organizational, industry and societal levels
  • challenge existing assumptions about what is impacting your organization by breaking away from restrictive linear thinking
  • improve competitive positioning and organizational performance in a world that is becoming inherently more volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous

Course Description

Our world is filled with interdependent elements and forces of change that are all part of complex systems. Yet, business managers and policy makers often view the world through restrictive linear perspectives that do not adequately capture this larger complexity. By contrast, systems thinking views the world holistically. It reveals pathways to deeper understanding of how different phenomena interact and impact organizations, industries and society.

This program will help you become a more insightful systems thinker. You will learn to appreciate how you are surrounded by systems that are greater than the sums of their parts and how the connectivity between system elements and forces of change can be managed for organizational advantage. Through case studies and applied exercises, participants will learn systems thinking tools and approaches that will enhance opportunity identification and problem solving to challenges your organization may face in the future.

Experts

Peter Bishop

Dr. Bishop is the Founder and Executive Director of Teach the Future, an organization whose mission is to encourage and support educators who want to include futures thinking in their classes and schools at all levels. In 2013, Dr. Bishop retired as a Professor Emeritus of Strategic Foresight and...

Systems Thinking for a Changing World at DeGroote School of Business

From  CAD 795$641

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