What is Systems Thinking? (Buckinghamshire virtual event)

5:30pm Wednesday, 15 September 2021
6:30pm Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Event time is 12.30pm EDT, 5.30pm BST


In this session hosted by the Buckinghamshire chapter we will explore some of the basic ideas behind systems thinking giving a no-nonsense and accessible introduction to the topic. 

You may have heard about systems thinking or you may simply be curious to find out more. This session will challenge how you think about change management and provide a new perspective on how to manage complex projects.  It will introduce the basic elements of system thinking and help you to appreciate how to bring these elements into your own practice and the value that taking a systems thinking approach can offer.  It will also consider the challenges of systems thinking and give insight into why systems thinking remains a mystery to many organisations and leaders. 

Through an interactive discussion and exploration of systems thinking, Barry Verdin will offer access to a topic often shrouded in Academic mystery and inaccessible jargon and to demonstrate that there is a different, and sometimes better way to manage change.

Competencies the event relates to: Facilitating Change, Impact Assessment, Thinking and Judgment. 

About our speaker

Barry Verdin is an associate lecturer in systems thinking with the Open University and has spent 20+ years working in project and change roles within Marketing, IT and Digital teams. Barry was first introduced to systems thinking in the early 2000’s and it has transformed his approach to change management.

Currently teaching “Managing Change with Systems Thinking” Barry has supported 100’s of students to develop their understanding of systems thinking as part of the OU Systems Thinking family and is a passionate and practical advocate of the value of systems thinking to help deal with complex change challenges. Barry wants to use systems thinking to change how we do change and invites you to do the same.

Event details

  • Times are 12.30pm EDT, 5.30pm BST
  • 60 minutes duration
  • FREE for members, £25 for non-members

Members of the Change Management Institute Please click here to register in Zoom.

Non-members please register and pay using the below box below.

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