Storytelling and Leadership

Indi­vid­u­als are com­plex, a mix­ture of genet­ic per­son­al­i­ty traits, influ­enced by an envi­ron­ment full of expe­ri­ences. Put sev­er­al peo­ple togeth­er in a group, and com­plex­i­ty increas­es. Put sev­er­al groups togeth­er in a com­mu­ni­ty, such as an orga­ni­za­tion, and com­plex­i­ty increas­es even more dra­mat­i­cal­ly. In fact, every time you add anoth­er per­son to a group, anoth­er group to a com­mu­ni­ty, com­plex­i­ty increas­es sub­stan­tial­ly. We are caught in the wave of com­plex­i­ty and change, and we so often act as if we have to run faster and faster before it sweeps us under. But there is anoth­er way, you can surf the waves of change. In this course, you are intro­duced to the Deci­sion Sup­port Sys­tem, which inte­grates the think­ing process­es of sys­tems think­ing, reflex­ive prac­tice and strate­gic prac­tice, and cre­ate emer­gent lead­er­ship. Com­bined with action learn­ing, you will dis­cov­er a way to engage the ener­gy of change and com­plex­i­ty to shape the future you desire.
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

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