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Introduction to Systems Thinking

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Systems Thinking is quickly becoming a mandatory skillset for tomorrow's leaders. Business scenarios today are typified by dynamism, connectivity, nonlinearity, and emergent properties—in other words by 'complexity'. Old linear models of thinking are unable to fully depict, or to allow us to deeply understand this new operating environment. Systems thinking permits a new perspective and opportunity to understand the bigger picture based on facts. This then fosters an environment of improved planning, coordination, control and decision making to influence the 'possible' and confront the 'emergent'.

AIMS OF THE COURSE: This introductory course aims to provide an overview to the theories and tools that exist under Systems Thinking. It will highlight how just about every core responsibility and task within an organisation including strategic development, organisational design, project management, supply chain management and information systems benefits from taking a systems approach that ultimately leads to improved agility, reduction of waste and superior enterprise wide performance.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: The course is valuable for anyone faced with continually changing problems in public or private sector organisations or communities. Roles include but not limited to CEO, Director, General Manager, Sales Manager, Project Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Human Resources and Information Technology.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Over the 2 days the course will cover:

Day 1 -

1. What are Systems?

2. What is Systems Thinking - Language, Archetypes, Circularity?

3. Systems Theories - General, Cybernetics, Complexity Science

4. What is distinctive about Systems Thinking compared to others (Lean, TOC, TQM)?

5. How to identify and create causal loops between System Stakeholders.

Day 2 -

1. Understanding Balancing and Reinforcing Causal Loops.

2. Nature of different problems using the Cynefin Framework - Simple, Complicated, Complex, Chaotic

3. Using Systems Thinking to improve a Cynefin situation - Soft Systems Methodology to Systems Engineering and Modelling

4. Workshop/ Exercises

WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE:

1. Comprehensive Course Notes

2. Statement of Attendance.

3. Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea

FACILITATOR: Shaun Deverson holds BE (Hons) in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Technology, Sydney and Masters in Business and Technology from the University of New South Wales. He is a Fellow Certified Leadership Practitioner with the Australian Graduate School of Leadership as well as being a Member of the Systems Engineering Society Australia (SESA/INCOSE), Australian Transformation and Turnaround Association (ATTA) and Change Management Institute (CMI). Since 1992, he has held a number of consulting, management and leadership positions in Defence, water authorities, government bodies and commercial enterprises. He currently volunteers as a Board Member for NFP Trees In Newcastle and is a member of the new Central Coast Council Community Reference Group. Shaun is the Director and Founder of Lighthouse Road.


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