Addressing wicked problems: A complexity based approach to systems change

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Learn how to address wicked problems by taking a complexity-based approach to systems change.

Presented by Dr Sharon Zivkovic and Emily Humphreys

In this FREE webinar you'll learn why wicked problems can't be addressed with just projects and programs.

We will illustrate why a complexity, solution ecosystem and systemic innovation approach is best suited to addressing wicked problems, and demonstrate how communities and governments can work this way.

Join us in this FREE 45 min webinar as we introduce and discuss:

  • Different types of problems

  • Approaches for addressing different problem types

  • Academic interest in taking a complexity approach

  • Practitioner interest in taking a complexity approach

  • How to take a complexity approach

  • Wicked Lab’s approach to addressing wicked problems

We will also be demonstrating Wicked Lab's online Tool for Systemic Change and announce the dates for our next Complex Systems Leadership Program in June 2020

This online event will be delivered via Zoom.

Before the event please review your system compatibility here

It will be recorded and sent to registered participants after the event.

About Wicked Lab

Wicked Lab is helping communities and governments address wicked problems with award-winning research that embraces complexity to create systemic change.

With education programs and an online tool to map, track and measure systemic impact, Wicked Lab enables communities, nonprofits and governments to address the multi-casual and interconnected nature of wicked problems.

Wicked Lab is an Australian social enterprise co-founded by Dr Sharon Zivkovic and Emily Humphreys

Sharon is the Chief Innovation Officer of Wicked Lab. She has been working with diverse community stakeholders to address community problems for 20 years. In 2001 Sharon received the Enterprising Woman of the Year Award in recognition of her contribution towards creating strong and enterprising communities. In 2012 she received the Best Overall Paper Award at the International Social Innovation Research Conference for a paper that describes the model that underpins Wicked Lab’s approach and in 2016 she received a Fresh Scientist award for her use of complexity science to address complex problems.

Emily is CEO of Wicked Lab. She is an experienced commercialization professional with a masters in Science and Technology Commercialisation and has worked with numerous organisations to translate research into tools for practitioners.

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