Systems Thinking in Practice
Dates Mon 12 & Tues 13 February 2018
Location Nexus 10 Tower, North Terrace Campus
- Course Overview
Essential skills for managers
The issues facing both private and public organisations are extremely complex, and yet we're often surprised when "solutions" and decisions to address these issues fail to solve the problem. Indeed, we all know of cases when the solution actually made the problem worse!
Systems thinking will challenge how you understand organisations. It's a way of helping you view organisational systems from a broad perspective that includes seeing overall structures, patterns and cycles in systems, rather than just specific events. This broad view can help you quickly identify the real causes of issues in organisations and where to work to address them
- Key Learning Benefits
- Clearly understand the principles of Systems Thinking as championed in Peter Senge's book The Fifth Discipline
- Assess and address organisational structures that hinder performance and cause failure
- Apply these principles in better understanding organisation issues and problems
- Follow a step by step process for applying system tools in organisational problem solving
- Use Systems tools to assist in strategic planning and managing organisational change
- Program Structure
This program is typically delivered over two consecutive days during business hours.
This program will provide you with a stimulating, hands-on learning experience, imparting valuable skills and knowledge with immediate application.
This program has been developed and delivered worldwide for over 12 years by Dr Barry V. Bales, from the LBJ School of Public Affairs, the University of Texas at Austin, for a wide variety of audiences from both the public and private sector.
- Who Attends
This two-day program is designed for managers and leaders who want to enhance their thinking and use the practical application of systems thinking to improve the outcomes of complex problem solving.
Participants will have the opportunity to work with a strategic issue within their own organisation as part of the program.
- Presenter & Facilitator
- Benefits for Your Organisation
This program will give you a practical understanding of how you can apply Systems Thinking to your organisation. Systems Thinking is a way of helping you view organisational systems from a broad perspective that includes seeing overall structures, patterns and cycles in systems, rather than seeing only specific events in the system. This broad view can help you to quickly identify the real causes of issues in organisations and know just where to work to address them.