This session was one in a series for global changemakers. Our expectation was that they would be hands-on practitioners, with relatively low familiarity with systems thinking methods and theory.
The workshop orientations were relatively short, with most of the time dedicated to two breakout periods. In the web video, the plenary discussions and group readouts are included, with the parallel breakout conversations omitted.
The video file is accessible on the Internet Archive, should viewers want a downloadable version.
(FWVGA 515kbps 298MB) [on the Internet Archive]
The digital audio is available as MP3 for those with mobile players.
Here is the original description for the session.
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This interactive beacon session will engage change makers to think differently, to explore their relationship to learning.
The breakout sessions will provide participants an opportunity to explore the Systems Thinking questions: the urgent vs the important, the local vs. the distant, problem solving vs history-making. Finally the audience will be invited to review their self-reflections and the potential re-ordering of their priorities, to make a difference.
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Workshop attendees were quite engaged with the challenge of making distinctions that we’ve been discussing within the Systems Changes Learning Circle. Mentions of the systems thinking foundations were kept light. Towards the close of the session, we pointed to the foundational work ahead, and invited the practitioners to contact us if they felt complementary interests.
Slides are available at systemschanges.com .