Change Agents are well sought after, however, there is little knowledge and a lot of phantasy of what they actually are or do. In the last 20 years we learned everything there is to know about how to achieve true change (and why change management often fails), its systemic requirements, the co-creation of efficacy and the management of complexity. At the Systemic Change Institute, we want to share this valuable knowledge with you, because we want to see more successful change out there. We want to guide and support you on your way to become an outstanding change agent, change master or change entrepreneur.
What you learn to master at the Systemic Change Institute
Building on the rich tradition of systemic change management, today’s methodological agility and tomorrow’s computing of complexity, learning true change is the path to mastery and the art of change:
- Learning true change is based on systems thinking and integrated coaching practices. We know that the ultimate challenge of any change is social complexity. Hence, at the SCI, you will learn to understand and lead social systems based on systems science theory and tools.
- Design Thinking, Lean and Agile (DTLA) are popular for a good reason. They are playful and fast. Well integrated in thoughtful change designs and architectures they can enhance resource orientated and solution focus. After going through one of our master classes, you will be able to enjoy, facilitate and teach DTLA.
- Systems analytics with all the contemporary computing capabilities at hand will add a cutting edge to the conventional systemic change approaches. You will learn to model complexity and manage decision-making processes using innovative, software-based approaches.
Our learning design and architecture
Mastery requires know-how, skills and experiences. Hence any curriculum or syllabus needs to provide and balance these three aspects, not only in terms of quantity but more so in terms of choosing the adequate learning design and architecture.
- Knowing about methods, models and instruments is a very cognitive exercise. It is best contained online. Learning videos and the achievement evaluation that goes with it is something you can do on your own, wherever, whenever you like.
- Application skill we learn best based on real-time human feedback. Be it presentation skills, mediation, leadership, or coaching. Dealing with a real audience of peers fosters progress and precision.
- Experience is real and relevant, or it is not. We offer project-based learning pursuing real change in a safe environment that converts fast failure in fast learning. In contrast to case studies, the SCI promotes learning in environments, where the future is still unknown, where we are not confined to rationalising after the fact but face the fascination and challenge of a future which is still open and changes upon our decisions.