*Limited seats left!*
Volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA) is the living reality of today’s society. Every day we live and experience changes. In such a dynamic environment, today’s solutions may in fact bear unintended consequences tomorrow.
In solving problems, we often times choose the “quick fix” route due to the very human tendency to jump into conclusions. This could be attributed to a lack of knowledge about the larger system dynamics, feedback loops and unintended consequences in the workplace system. One-way thinking or linear thinking, is not an ideal way to resolve problems in a VUCA world as it looks at processes in a sequential order.
How then can we adapt to a reality of VUCA where change is abrupt and unpredictable? The best way is to employ the tools and concepts of System Thinking which help us in determining root causes and deeper forces at work therefore, allowing us to get a bird’s eye view of the situation.
Systems Thinking is a set of problem solving tools and techniques based on system analysis and design which explores problems as part of a large system. Our System Thinking Workshop prepares you with practical tools to design more impactful solutions, saving time and unnecessary effort.
During this 3-day experiential learning workshop, we will explore the five pillars of the learning organization (Personal Mastery, Mental Models, Systems Thinking, Team Learning and Shared Vision) through a series of simulations, short lectures, interactive small group activities as well as dialogue and reflection.
Designed for individuals to gain a broader and more strategic perspective, this workshop helps individuals to:
- Understand the systemic structure of issues and enhance your capabilities in issue-identification, problem-solving, communication and facilitation
- Apply tools including behaviour-over-time graphs, casual-loop-diagrams and System Archetypes to determine and analyse underlying personal and organizational issues
- Build a more resilient organisation with continual growth, and to be a more efficient leader who is able to actualise the potential of your teams and members
- Date: 18-20 April 2019 (Thursday - Saturday)
- Time: 0930-0600 PM
- Slots Available to Public: 12
- Cost: SGD 1830
- Trainer: Riichiro Oda
- Maximum number of people from a company: 4
- Note: Should there be more than 4 applicants from the same company, the organisers will proceed with the first 4 successful applicants whom have registered and paid
Upon successful registration, you will receive an email with payment instructions. Kindly complete the payment as soon as possible to secure your ticket. The maximum number of slots available is 12 and applicants will be confirmed based on a first-come-first-served basis.
RIICHIRO ODA (Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/riichiro-rich-oda-51906912/)
A change agent for a better society and a champion on systems thinking and organizational learning in Japan, he started his career at a multinational company and at an environmental NGO, before co-founding Change Agent Inc. in 2005 which provides learning and process consulting addressing social issues and business opportunities in co-creating shared values with the society. His focus is on shared value creation across sectors and capacity development at both individual and organizational levels.
Riichiro Oda has accumulated 13 years of experiences in facilitating collaborations and/or learning in more than 1,000 sessions and for more than 20,000 participants.
He has collaborated with Dennis Meadows, Peter Senge, Adam Kahane, Bill Torbert and many other practitioners through the international network of Society for Organizational Learning (SoL). He is a co-founder of SoL Japan and Global SoL.
He is a frequent speaker to audiences from corporations, governments, international organizations, and NGOs, including giving a paper together with Junko Edahiro at the Fourth GNH Conference held in Thimphu, Bhutan in November 2008, and presenting on Systems Thinking for Collaborating Across Boundaries at IAF Asia 2018 Conference.
- Sustainable Food Lab, a large-scale project spanning four continents - North America, Europe, Latin America, Africa and Africa, with an aim to create a sustainable food system.
- Teachers for 21C Skills Training Camp, a camp-style training program conducted at a multi-stakeholder meeting "Future Education Meeting" for teachers to experience 21 century learning.
- Global Association of SoL Communities (aka Global Sol), a learning community that aims to study, integrate, and apply the theory to practice of organizational learning for the mutual development of people, organizations and local communities.
- International Network of Resources and Information Centers (aka Balaton Group), where system scientists and activists who aim to change the scale of the system gather from all over the world to discuss the current state of affairs and search for joint projects.
BOOKS (Translated or written)
- The Fifth Discipline by Peter Senge
- Business Dynamics by John Sterman
- Transformative Scenario Planning by Adam Kahane
- Action Inquiry by Bill Torbert
- Thinking in Systems: Primer by Donella Meadows
- and more to be found here: https://www.change-agent.jp/books/index.html