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Apr 1 • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Systems Thinking Series: The Habit of Successive Approximation

  • Organizer: Waters Center for Systems Thinking
  • Venue: Virtual

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“The chief trick to making good mistakes is not to hide them — especially not from yourself,” philosopher Daniel Dennett. April's Open Studio session marks the one year anniversary of Open Studio webinars for the Waters Center. During the last year we have developed a community of learners who share a common interest in using systems thinking to make the world a better place. We have learned a great deal from one another and in trying something new, we have hopefully learned some things. Pixar cofounder Ed Catmull says it this way, "Mistakes aren’t a necessary evil. They aren’t evil at all. They are an inevitable consequence of doing something new." So in the spirit of learning something new, we invite you to practice the Habit of Successive Approximation. Come prepared to hear some lessons learned and be prepared to share some of your own.

What is Systems Thinking? 

Systems thinking is a transformational approach to learning, problem-solving, and understanding the world. Systems thinking helps researchers see beyond the heart of a problem to find fair and lasting solutions that deliver holistic benefits. It recognizes that the big picture is rarely static, but is almost always a web of factors that interact to create patterns and change over time. It’s a catalyst for learning and leadership — in the lab, the boardroom, or around the kitchen table.

The Waters Center for Systems Thinking is an internationally recognized leader in system thinking capacity building. The center is dedicated to providing the tools and methods that help people understand, track, and leverage the connections that affect their personal and professional goals.

Learn more through the Thinking Tools Studio, a free resource to introduce you to systems thinking.

This workshop will be offered (virtually) twice on April 1st: 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. EST.

Please RSVP using the red button above; Please also register through the Waters Center- registration opens one week in advance of the workshop.