Complexity in Action

Complexity in Action

Complexity in Action:  join global practitioners as they share their learnings, experiences, adventures and misadventures through a range of events across the week beginning 7 March 2022.

This week is about offering an opportunity to explore and share conversations around how people are practically applying complexity tools and methods.  It’s all about theory into applied practice.  It’s a mix of the practical ‘how it happened’ with

  • emergent learnings, questions and processes
  • safe-to-fail elements
  • a strong emphasis on community engagement and capacity building
  • exploring new concepts and ideas

We look forward to seeing you, and colleagues you believe might be interested, at the various events.

Here’s the schedule of events

Monday 7 March

Yarn 4 – Re-emergence: Complexity Yarns with Indigenous Thinkers

This is the fourth in a series of webinars – Indigenous thinkers in conversation with each other about complexity.

The fourth session’s thinkers will be

  • Tyson Yunkaporta, Chels Marshall from the Indigenous Knowledge Systems Lab (Deakin University Australia)
  • Dave Snowden and Beth Smith Welsh Cynefin Centre colleagues (Wales)
  • Guy Ritani (la/they/them) Creative Director at PermaQueer (New Zealand)

For more information and to book click here

Tuesday 8 March

It Happened Here … Session 1 (Using SenseMaker® to Explore Mentorship) – 9.00 am – 10.00 am (AEST – Brisbane)

Join Ian Chisholm (Chiz) founder of The Roy Group in this session to explore some key concepts; like the difference between coaching and mentorship and whether both structured or organic mentorship programs can work; add to the collection and share what’s been discovered so far.

If you’re inspired already to add to collection, here’s the link ahead of the session.

This session is available for members of the Complexability Community of Practice. 

For more information and to book click here

Wednesday 9 March

It Happened Here … Session 2 – Community Activators – Glades Life Tri-City Team (Florida) – 8.00 am – 9.00 am (AEST – Brisbane)

Join Palm Health Foundation’s Andy McAusland, Director of Grants and Evaluation and Glades Life Tri City Team Facilitators Cynthia Blake and Gertavian Blake as they share how they are doing community activation at the grass roots level using complex facilitation tools and methods with real impact.

This session is available for members of the Complexability Community of Practice. 

For those who aren’t members (it’s free), here’s the link if you would like to join the Community of Practice

For those who are already members, here’s the direct link to It Happened Here…Session 2

It Happened Here … Session 3 (Complex Facilitation) – 3.00 – 4.30 pm (AEST – Brisbane)

Join Complex Facilitation Program Alumni as they share experiences of using complex facilitation tools and methods.  This is an opportunity to hear and ask questions of those who have been applying the complex facilitation tools and principles in a variety of contexts.

This session is available for members of the Complexability Community of Practice. 

For those who aren’t members (it’s free), here’s the link if you would like to join the Community of Practice

For those who are already members, here’s the direct link to It Happened Here…Session 3

Thursday 10 March

Partnering, Complexity and Power – 9.00 – 11.00 am (AEST – Brisbane)

Join this Forum to explore emerging themes and ideas from previous Practitioner Clinics, Yarns and other complexity based workshops.

Numbers for this session will be limited.  Workshop catalysers to be confirmed.

This session is available for members of the Complexability Community of Practice. 

For those who aren’t members (it’s free), here’s the link if you would like to join the Community of Practice

For those who are already members, here’s the direct link to Partnering, Complexity and Power

New Approaches to Community Engagement – 4.00 – 5.00 pm (AEST – Brisbane)

Join Beth Smith and Linda Doyle from The Cynefin Co as they share an ecosystem of methods that enables the collection of narrative, collective sensemaking, and insight to action design, at scale.

For more information and to book click here

Friday 11 March

Creating A More Resilient Ecology To Manage The Unimaginable – 4.00 – 5.00 pm (AEST – Brisbane)

Join Dave Snowden in this session as he explores basic practices for creating a resilient ecology. These practices include:

  • the need for leadership to focus on the coordination of distributed decision making (except in a crisis)
  • creating resilience which he defines as ‘the capacity to manage with continuity of identity over time’
  • the role of situational assessment in strategy
  • creating human and human ecosystems that respond to conditions of uncertainty
  • managing for serendipity not certainty.

To book click here

If you have require additional information of have questions, email julie@complexability.com.au