The Ingredients of Systems Thinking & its Organisational Application

11 - 12 June 2014

Latimer Place, Latimer, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5 1UG

Systems Thinking looks at relationships, connectedness, process, the patterns of a system and the context. This two day workshop will address the important areas around the concept of system thinking and its key applications.

Who is it for?

Senior managers and OD practitioners who have an interest in understanding and implementing systems thinking.

Overview

Systems Thinking looks at relationships (rather than unrelated objects), connectedness, process (rather than structure), the whole (rather than just its parts), the patterns (rather than the contents) of a system, and context.

This ‘workshop’ is residential and delegates will be given preparatory work before and during the two days. While at the workshop, you will also have an opportunity to learn the following:

• What is systems theory and thinking? Its history and origin.
• What are the key properties of systems thinking that are particularly important when applied to organisations?
• What are the key application areas for system thinking? What are the implications if we ignore systems thinking?
• What can those ‘difficult’ terms within system theory teach us about wide areas of organisation life and leadership role?

Content

Overall, the two days residential will have a combination of:

• Focused input.
• Mixed group discussion to apply the input concepts into special cases.
• Work within teams to discover how systems theory can be applied to different organisation areas – to then turn around and teach that to colleagues.
• Peer group consultancy time in which delegates will be doing peer consultancy to help each other make the application link into real work back in the office.

If you are not a member but are interested in attending this event please contact Lynn Little on 020 7470 7104 or at lynn@crforum.co.uk.