Learn to use a systems thinking approach to move from “impossible” to impact in this free online course offered by the The Omidyar Group.
Start Date: September 12
Duration: 10 weeks
Time: 5 hours per week
Striving to create enduring change in our complex, dynamic world can feel daunting — and sometimes downright impossible. With so many interconnected forces at play, it’s easy to get discouraged by detours, false assumptions, roadblocks, and dead ends.
A systems practice is a way to make sense of complex environments and uncover the dynamics that have the greatest potential for impact. This course will lead you through each step of understanding a system, analyzing it to find points of leverage, and learning how to adapt in a changing environment. You will also gain access to a portfolio of step-by-step tools, processes, and mindsets to apply to your current and future work. This course is ideal for professionals working on complex problems across any field of social impact.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
- Map a complex system to gain clarity
- Identify specific points in the system where you can make a big impact
- Create leverage hypotheses to describe how you will aim to create systemic change
- Develop a framework for learning and adapting over time as your system changes
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