A masterclass with Glenda Eoyang and Griff Griffiths

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2 May

As leaders how do we discern what’s going on around us and decide on a response? How do we connect with others to create effective collaborations? We usually turn to methods strongly tied to what we’ve seen work before; we use accepted models of markets, economics, organisation design, planning, teamwork and so on, on the assumption that the present is merely a speeded-up version of the past. It is indeed faster, but it’s also very much more interconnected and interdependent, and contexts which were relatively isolated are now open to many more influences. In short, the present is complex: answers have a shorter shelf-life, and methods which used to work, no longer seem to.

In the latest of Roffey Park’s OD Masterclass series, Dr Glenda Eoyang, of the Human Systems Dynamics Institute and Griff Griffiths, Associate of Roffey Park Institute, will address this issue from their perspective and methodology.  Human Systems Dynamics views leadership and collaboration as a continuous process of seeing, understanding and influencing patterns of structure and behaviour. The masterclass will explore the practice and underlying theory of HSD, and provide participants with models and methods they can use immediately.

Glenda Eoyang, PhD, HSDP

Dr. Glenda Eoyang works with public and private organizations to help them thrive in the face of overwhelming complexity and uncertainty. She is a pioneer in the field of human systems dynamics (HSD), which she founded. Through Human Systems Dynamic Institute, Glenda uses her Models and Methods to help others see patterns in the chaos that surrounds them, understand the patterns in simple and powerful ways, and take practical steps to shift chaos into order. Her clients include Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oxfam International

Griff Griffiths, HSDP

Griff Griffiths first encountered complexity science at the age of nineteen, studying for a degree in Environmental Sciences. Much later, after a career in the IT industry – which was merely complicated – he picked up the complexity thread again, this time as a change-agent working with human systems inside organisations. His current activities include organisational change projects, coaching senior managers and leaders, and facilitating learning about complexity. In addition to being a Consulting Associate at the HSD Institute, he is an Associate at the Roffey Park Institute, a graduate of the NTL Organisation Development programme, and an accredited coach.