£1,200 – £3,000

Masterclass on the Cynefin® Framework & strategy in complex systems

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De Vere Wokefield Estate

Goodboy's Lane

Mortimer Common

RG7 3AE

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Whither Cynefin? Find out from the author of the framework and become part of its further growth in this unique opportunity

About this Event

You are invited to join a deep dive into the Cynefin® Framework & strategy in complex systems using Cynefin. In this Masterclass you’ll have the opportunity to explore the latest liminal version of the Cynefin Framework, the domain dynamics, and how to navigate and direct strategy. You'll learn what kind of tools and decisions it has the power to support, and how you can take action when the world is constantly changing around you. You can attend Day 1 only, or all three days as you follow your curiosity and interests. Special discounts and early bird rates apply to those who book all three days, depending on availability.

This masterclass is intended for participants who already know the framework. This should not be your first go at these topics and you should know by now that Dave takes no prisoners. At the very least, participants must have attended a basic two-day Cynefin training such as the Cynefin® Practitioner Foundations in-person courses. Find a classroom course near you. Anyone who has attended other Cognitive Edge three- and two-day courses over the last few years is also qualified to attend, as well as academics who have published using the Cynefin framework or applied it.

*** If you register now for one of the Cynefin Practitioners Foundations courses that are presented before this event, you will receive a 10% discount voucher to use when you register for this Masterclass.

Would you like to join us? Please contact us at training@cognitive-edge.com if you want to enquire if you qualify for this Masterclass.

Day 1: Masterclass on the Cynefin® Framework – Advanced Material

Do you feel that you know Cynefin? Is the distinction between Complex and Complicated old news to you? Have you moved from Disorder to sense-making? Then take the next step.

Content:

  • This advanced Cynefin class introduces the full version of the latest, liminal version of the Cynefin® Framework. This incorporates movement into the familiar form of Cynefin and turns ongoing change into transitional spaces with unique properties.
  • The various domains of Cynefin are the subject of domain frameworks in their own right. These have been reworked to accommodate the liminal turn in Cynefin, as have the various Cynefin dynamics.
  • Learn how to apply Cynefin in practice through vivid stories and real-life examples, from scaling and exploiting new patterns, to distinguishing among the subtle variations of a context and reading their tendencies, to communicating between levels and contexts.
  • We will cover how to use Cynefin as a fractal sense-making framework in your organisation; creating a common operational and strategic language.
  • The advanced typology of constraints will be taught, linking to the domain definitions within Cynefin.
  • Manage for the unforeseen and unforeseeable by accessing the resources you already have through novel use and harnessing serendipity, not as blind luck, but through consciously creating the conditions for new discovery.

Day 2 & 3: Masterclass on Strategy in complex systems using Cynefin®

What is strategy? Can you read the first stirrings of change? When new opportunities arise, do you know how to grab them? What does strategy mean in the context of leadership? This Masterclass combines Dave Snowden’s latest thinking on Cynefin with multiple strategy frameworks and military strategy, to give you something completely different.

Content:

  • Understand the value of strategic agility including whole of workforce engagement in real-time resolution of wicked problems combing engagement with insight
  • Learn about the ecosystem of the markets and your place in it, how to identify needs according to context and how to spot and respond to signs of coming change, using them to your advantage.
  • Gain deep insight into Apex Predator theory in life cycle management and understand the various aspects of the ecological metaphor which is starting to replace the engineering ones which have dominated the last few decades
  • Gear your strategy towards working with cognitive biases, recognising their reality, to ensure that you do not miss opportunities that are right in front of you.
  • Manage a diverse portfolio representing apparently conflicting needs under complex conditions without relying on any single framework or dogma, but through responding to real contextual needs.
  • Managing risk and opportunity within Cynefin will also feature in this masterclass, along with organisational design issues relating to balancing resilience and robustness, when to let go and when to consolidate
  • Designing a resilient organisation and new forms of organisation based on complexity theory
  • Strategy at every level. Use the wisdom of military strategy for your civilian needs and learn the difference between tactics, strategy and grand strategy in order to avoid fragile hierarchical command and instead create a resilient and adaptive distributed strategy.

Facilitators

Dave Snowden divides his time between two roles - founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Cognitive Edge and the founder and head of the Cynefin Centre. Dave's work is international in nature and covers government and industry looking at complex issues relating to strategy, organisational decision making and decision making. He has pioneered a science-based approach to organisations drawing on anthropology, neuroscience and complex adaptive systems theory. His paper with Boone on Leadership was the cover article for the Harvard Business Review in November 2007 and also won the Academy of Management award for the best practitioner paper in the same year. He has previously won a special award from the Academy for originality in his work on knowledge management. During his tenure at IBM, he was selected as one of the six on-demand thinkers for w worldwide advertising campaign His company Cognitive Edge exists to integrate academic thinking with practice in organisations throughout the world and operates on a network model working with Academics, Government, Commercial Organisations, NGOs and Independent Consultants. He is also the main designer of the SenseMaker® software suite, originally developed in the field of counter-terrorism and now being actively deployed in both Government and Industry to handle issues of impact measurement, customer/ employee insight, narrative-based knowledge management, strategic foresight and risk management

Friso Gosliga is an organisational psychologist by training, specialising in the use of narrative for mapping complex systems, using the Cynefin® framework and SenseMaker® for designing interventions, visualising change and monitoring and evaluation. Complexity and narrative have defined his working life for almost 20 years now. In the year 2000, he met professor Dave Snowden as a colleague at IBM. He has been working with him and his team at Cognitive Edge ever since, on organic knowledge management, complexity thinking (using the Cynefin framework) and the use of narrative in organisations. When not working, he likes reading and writing screenplays for film and television, playing with cameras and getting on stage to do improvisation theatre. Wherever he is in the world, he loves to try local food and drinks – sometimes with hilarious results.”

*COVID-19 and the Masterclasses *

Many are concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on their activities. We would like to let all of you know that this masterclass remains unaffected by the outbreak. After consideration of the options, we made the decision to continue as planned.

We will be monitoring the situation and taking notice of national advice in all our event locations and we hope no changes will need to be made. At the moment, travel or trade restrictions are not recommended. If absolutely necessary, the masterclass might be postponed with alternative dates offered, rather than cancelled.

NOTE:

Cognitive Edge reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule the offered session. In the event of cancellation or rescheduling, a full refund of course fees will be processed within 10 business days of cancellation or rescheduling notice. Cancellations by registrants are only permitted with a minimum of 3 weeks notice ahead of course delivery date with refunds provided less a 10% processing fee. Substitutions are permitted at any time as well as rescheduling attendance to an alternate session within a 12 month period.

Premium Members get 5% discount on Cynefin Retreats, Explorations/ & Masterclasses . Sign up for the Network here: Cognitive Edge network registration for a Basic membership. When you’ve done that you’ll be directed to the Network Dashboard page, click on the upgrade option to pay to become a Premium member and then use the provided discount code.

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De Vere Wokefield Estate

Goodboy's Lane

Mortimer Common

RG7 3AE

United Kingdom

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