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OD Toolkit Series - Systems Thinking Habits

  • August 04, 2022
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


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OD Toolkit Series - Systems Thinking Habits

Steven Byers

This training will be conducted live via Zoom. The zoom meeting details will be sent out prior to the training.

A relational perspective is essential for leaders addressing a complex challenge. "Relational" means we are attuned to how different parts of a complex human system are interrelated and interdependent. When we change one thing, what else is affected?

There are a number of "thinking habits" that can help us ask appropriate questions to deepen our understanding of the challenge and ways to address it. Building and strengthening these habits can help us become better at making choices and decisions that effect our whole organization - something anyone can benefit from!

At the end of the presentation, the participants will:

  1. Appreciate the difference between technical problems and complex dynamic challenges.
  2. Understand multiple systems thinking principles and concepts.
  3. Apply several systems thinking principles to deepen understanding of a particular challenge.
        About Your Facilitator

        Based in the Pacific Northwest, Steve Byers is an interdependent consultant and trusted advisor who works with leaders, leadership teams, organizations and other communities seeking to establish or renew their essential conversation. He focuses on helping human systems think, learn, and work together - better.

        Steve is affiliated with The Athena Group, a consulting firm in Olympia, and A Human Workplace, an organization devoted to increasing love in our workplaces. Steve is a graduate of the Organization Systems Renewal (OSR) program at Seattle University, where he learned to design and lead significant change through collaborative relationships and relational thinking.

        Steve has taught “systems thinking” in a variety of settings, including 10 years for the M.A. in Leadership Studies program at St. Mary’s College of California. When Steve and his wife, Janet, aren’t working, they can be found paddling kayaks, tending their large Olympia garden, staying fit at the gym, or being in the moment with grandchildren Tesla le Tigre, Lucy, Leo, and Camille.

        This event is part of PNODN's quarterly theme Designing Good Work. In this series we will explore the intentional creation of frameworks, lenses, and processes that help us to liberate our authentic selves and do better at doing good. Be sure to check out all our courses and equip yourself with the tools to support your organizations and yourself.


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