Systems thinking and associated tools

NOTE: This posting has been redeveloped and reposted (27 February 2021) to provide a more useful framing.

The new posting has the same inline slideset, but also links to a downloadable PDF of the presentation – and provides more descriptive text and links to related material. You can access the updated version of this post at:  An introduction to systems thinking and systemic design – concepts and tools.

This slide set provides an introduction to systems thinking and systemic design. It also looks briefly at what concepts and tools might be used with these approaches. It covers 5 main topic areas:

  • Introduction: Why decision-makers are moving towards a systems thinking approach to better deal with complex situations in health, environment, education, etc.
  • Basics of systems thinking
  • Systemic design – linking systems thinking and design
  • Introduction to range of tools/methods that support systems thinking and systemic design in practice
  • Nurturing & supporting systems thinking in your practice

This posting has been redeveloped and reposted to provide a more useful framing. The new posting has the same inline slideset, but also links to a downloadable PDF of the presentation – and provides more descriptive text and links to related material. The new post is up at: An introduction to systems thinking and systemic design – concepts and tools.

 

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An independent systems scientist, action research practitioner and evaluator, with 30 years of experience in sustainable development and natural resource management. He is particularly interested in the development of planning, monitoring and evaluation tools that are outcome focused, and contribute towards efforts that foster social learning, sustainable development and adaptive management.

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