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Systems Change Funding

Networking Action

Wondering how grantmaking can be more systemic and transformative? A great Systems Grantmaking Resource Guide helps answer that question.

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Societal Change Systems Versus Production Systems

Networking Action

Distinguishing between Societal Change Systems (SCSs) and Production Systems (PSs) is the new frontier in large systems change work.

2016 48

Networks as Learning Systems

Networking Action

Most networks have “learning” as an important activity, but I’ve seen no impressive examples of systemic network learning strategies.

2015 64

Systems Thinking for Social Change

Networking Action

Whenever I sink myself into systems thinking, I realize it should be called systems being.

2015 53

Realizing Large Systems Change

Networking Action

Creating large change systems. Large system change, sometimes called transformation science, is a growing field of knowledge and … Blog Webinars Friday, February 27 & March 6. Friday, Feb. 27 1-2 PM Eastern Time (New York). Guests: Steve Waddell and Tom Bigda-Peyton.

2015 48

Systems Thinking and Complexity 101

How to Save the World

By studying and diagramming complex systems, to be able to anticipate how they might respond to interventions. we can’t define them.

2014 45

Collaboration Systems and Wearables

Michael Sampson - Currents

The Apple and Android options allow the installation of apps, meaning these have the potential to be used in conjunction with collaboration systems.

2015 39

The inevitable instability of systems

Bas Rues

Sometimes we tend to believe in the stability of systems. Why is it that we tend to think that systems need to be stable?

Large Systems Change: an emerging field of transformation and transitions

Networking Action

What is meant by “large systems change (LSC)?” How can we “do it” much better? What must change and what are the strategies to realize it? What does a comprehensive picture of the field of LSC knowledge and methods look … Net Dev

2015 57

Part 2: From Change Initiatives to Change Systems

Networking Action

Part 1 described global energy as a change system with five subsystems. The question was then asked: “What makes a (sub) system successful?”

2014 61

Wicked Problems, Governance as Learning Systems

Networking Action

Wicked Problems, Governance as Learning Systems. Anyone working on multi-stakeholder issues is probably working with a “wicked problem”.

2013 60

Societal Change Systems: A Framework to Address Wicked Problems

Networking Action

… Net Dev

2016 42

Governance and Large Systems Change: the case of financial inclusion

Networking Action

What are the implications of large systems change for traditional governance structures and public goods production?

2016 39

Large Systems Change: An Emerging Field of Transformation and Transitions

Networking Action

Large Systems Change: An Emerging Field of Transformation and Transitions. In this paper we put forward a theory of large systems … Published ArticlesWaddell, S., Waddock, S., Cornell, S., Dentoni, D., McLachlan, M., & Meszoely, G. 2015). Journal of Corporate Citizenship(58).

2015 49

Webinar: Peace-building as large systems change

Networking Action

This is part of a webinar series on large systems complex change. Date: Tuesday, Sept. Time: 9am PT/ noon ET/ 5pm UK/ 6pm CET/ 7pm Amman. Topic: Peace building. Place: https://zoom.us/j/260856719 j/260856719 ; or +1 408 638 0968 (US … Net Dev

2015 35

New publication: “It’s the Conversation, Stupid!” – Social Media Systems Design for Open Innovation Communities

Making CommunitySense

” Social Media Systems Design for Open Innovation Communities was just published in J.E. Lundström et al. ISBN 978-3-642-31649-4.

2013 62

Labs as a Large Systems Change Strategy

Networking Action

The concept of “labs” as a way to address complex issues is a relatively new concept. Zaid Hassan, in the Social Labs Revolution, estimates it to be about 20 years old. His intimate involvement in developing a number of them … Net Dev

2014 49

Competencies for Effective Societal Change Systems

Networking Action

To be effective, Societal Change Systems (SCSs) develop seven roles that require distinct competencies. This conclusion arises from a large amount of research by many people, including work that I’ve done with Global Action Networks. Academically these roles are usually … Net Dev

2016 27

Cultivating System Change Webinar Changed

Networking Action

Thursday, March 27: Cultivating system change – a practitioners companion. Presenter: … Net Dev

2014 31

Large Systems Change Monday, Wednesday webinars

Networking Action

This are two of a free series of webinars on Large Systems Change. Click here for the series information, including past recordings. Register by sending an email to info@networkingaction.net with “Webinar Registration” in the subject line. Date: Monday, Oct. 26… Net Dev

2015 27

The Array of Tools for Large Systems Change

Networking Action

2016 27

Thinking about Large Scale System Change

Networking Action

This is part of a series of guest blogs on large systems change. Sandra Waddock – Boston College.

2013 31

Part 3: From Change Initiatives to Change Systems

Networking Action

Part 1 introduced the concept of change system and five subsystems through a project on the global change system for electricity; Part 2 described the seven functions necessary for these systems to be effective. In this blog, these are integrated … Change

2014 35

The Many Sources of Transformation and Large Systems Change Knowledge

Networking Action

This is a webinar recording drawing from work with a World Bank project to create a framework for describing large systems change knowledge.

2014 42

A Big System Organizing Method

Networking Action

We need new methodologies to develop networks. Our usual tools of interviews, mapping, dialogues and the growing range of meeting processes can’t deliver the scale and handle the complexity that characterize many of the pressing issues of today. And they’re … Net Dev GFI mapping

Large Systems Change and Action Research: Thursday Webinar

Networking Action

Topic: Action Research and Large Systems Change. Date: Thursday, Nov. Time: 9am PT/noon ET/5pm UK/ 6pm CET. Place: https://zoom.us/j/6821486123 j/6821486123 +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 287 567 877 International numbers … Net Dev

2015 27

Big Data and Large Systems Change: free webinar Thursday

Networking Action

Topic: Big Data and Large Systems Change. Date: Thursday, Oct. Time: 9am PT/noon ET/5pm UK/ 6pm CET Free, no registration required. Place: https://zoom.us/j/172922477 j/172922477 or audio +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) Meeting … Net Dev

2015 27

Developing Large Systems Change Leadership

Networking Action

For a recording of the webinar described below, go here. Slides are available here. For more information about the Academy, go here. For access to the toolbox described in the webinar, go here. Presenter: Klaus Althoff … Net Dev

2014 21

Call for Papers: Large Systems Change, Transformations and Transitions: An emerging field

Networking Action

Special Issue: Large Systems Change, Transformations and Transitions: An emerging field. Call For Papers: The Journal of Corporate Citizenship. NOTE: THERE IS A VERY TIGHT PRODUCTION SCHEDULE. The Editorial Team. This issue is being developed by the GOLDEN Ecosystems Lab … Net Dev

2014 56

Mapping Systemic Change Processes

Networking Action

Joe Hsueh is a GOLDEN Ecosystems Labs Steward along with me, who works on large system change issues by applying system dynamics modeling. Drawing from these experiences, he has developed a system dynamics map that describes generic systemic change processes … Blog Change

2014 13

Barriers to Knowledge Sharing: The Biggest One Isn't Systems

Michael Sampson - Currents

It really was a case of, if you build it, they will come — but they weren't coming," Zweig said. My Comments.

The Future of High-Performance Work Systems – Towards Meaningful Work

Elsua

” videos. You would expect that they may well have, but have they really ? Some really good stuff in there! In fact, it’s been all along!

2011 55

Why you should apply Living Systems Theory to Social Network Design

The Bumble Bee

Social Networking

2012 61

exploring systemic cognition empirically

Taming the spaces

learning layers systemic cognition Activity description: We have in theory camp the need to combine some theoretical aspects for developing a theory framework for social semantic server, action design approach. We can use wordpress with KB widget for discovering collectively created resources. Each resource gets […].

Managing Three Time Horizons in Large System Change

Networking Action

As we struggle with issues that require transformational change such as climate change, the financial crises and water usage, we need better transition management tools. Some great work clarifies the need to work with three time Horizons that map nicely … Net Dev

2012 44

Let The Next Adventure Begin – The What Next (The System of Me)

Elsua

A system of me , Luis Suarez, a.k.a. Before I go on and explain what I mean with that system of me, please do allow me to share a story over here that would help explain why I am choosing those words carefully in terms of what I will be doing next. Well, that’s where the system of me idea kicks in. Myself included. elsua.

2014 48

Systems Thinking is Awesome and a Trap Series: Quote #3I Was Thrown Out of NYU

Evolving Web

Systems thinking allows us to make sense of this turmoil and create structures to both harness and liberate our knowledge workers. They both do.

2011 56

Rio+20: Large systems change experience reflection

Networking Action

What does Rio +20 have to do with global change? It presents itself all about “change” and “transformation”…but what’s the strategy with the event? Consider the way things are organized. The NGOs are in tents on the beautiful Flamengo Beach; … Net Dev

Why Systems Thinking is Awesome and a Trap in Five Quotes: Post 1: There Is No Spoon

Evolving Web

Systems thinking is a major tool in my toolkit when working with teams and organizations. Systems thinking itself is in no way to blame here.

2011 64

Transforming Conflict as large system change: Wednesday webinar

Networking Action

Date: Wednesday, Oct. Topic: The Global Partnership for Prevention of Conflict : Transforming conflict. Time: 8am PT/ 11am ET/ 4pm UK/ 5pm CET. Place: https://zoom.us/j/6821486123 j/6821486123 or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) … Net Dev

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