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Systems Practice course taster sessions

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Tools of a system thinker

Systems thinking

"Schools taught most of us to think in structured, linear, reductionist ways. This is incredibly useful for retaining core knowledge, but less useful for learning how to operate in constantly evolving, complex systems.

By seeing the world as a series of dynamic, interconnected systems at play, one can develop a far more detailed perspective of the causes and dynamic relations that contribute to and evolve the problems we see around us. It's a bit like mental gymnastics or yoga - the more you practice systems thinking, the more flexible your brain will become in seeking solutions to complex problems." (Leyla Acaroglu, Disruptive Design Method Handbook)


Making sense of the mess

Over the next few months, CoLab Dudley will be bringing together people who are interested in making sense of the mess through a systems practice. We're inviting the curious-minded to join us on a learning journey, led by the Omidyar Group. See their video which describes why we might use a systems practice.

Across all kinds of institutions, organisations and services in Dudley people are facing common, connected challenges. Leaders of our local public services recognise that to manage the rising demand for public services and improve health and wellbeing outcomes for those experiencing the greatest inequalities, we need to seek new solutions to the way we work. Systems practice could unlock some of those new solutions.


Taster sessions

If you're interested in finding out more about taking a systems practice course, register to come along to a short taster session. They are taking place in Dudley on:

  • Wednesday 20 September | 5pm-6pm
  • Friday 22 September | 3pm-4pm
  • Tuesday 26 September | 10am-11am
  • Wednesday 27 September | 12.30pm-1.30pm

If you can't make any of these times but are interested, contact Lorna Prescott on 07501 722255 or Lorna@dudleycvs.org.uk



Photo from Systems Practice workbook published by the Omidyar Group under a creative commons licence.

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