Co-founder, Academy for Systemic Change
This workshop explores the core concepts and tools of systems thinking and how they can be applied to our daily lives through simulation games, experiential learning and interactive discussions. Through a group simulation, students learn the Iceberg Model – going from event, pattern of behavior, structure, mental model to shared vision – to help us identify and enact high-leverage interventions in a social system. The class learns how a system’s structure determines its behavior by exploring the fundamental modes of dynamic behavior: exponential growth, goal seeking, oscillation, limits to growth, and overshoot and collapse. These are basic building blocks for understanding dynamic complex systems.