The Strategic Role of Systems Thinking

In this training course you will unlock the power of Systems Thinking and learn how this skill can help you clarify complexity.

AMS Course Code: 2083

Course Description

Systems Thinking is a transformative approach that transcends isolated viewpoints. In this course, we delve into interconnectedness, feedback loops, and emergent properties. Participants will explore system dynamics modeling, using causal loop diagrams to reveal hidden patterns. Complexity and resilience take center stage, emphasizing adaptive capacity and nonlinear dynamics. Finally, we apply systems thinking to diverse contexts, from supply chain optimization to organizational strategy.

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Delivery Options

This program is delivered on-site in one full day or virtually in two 3.5-hour sessions.

Course Modules

Understanding Systems Thinking

  • Interconnectedness

  • Feedback loops

  • Emergent properties

  • Holistic perspective

Complexity and Resilience

  • Anticipating surprises

  • Building resilience

  • Nonlinear dynamics

  • Robustness vs. flexibility

System Dynamics Modeling

  • Identifying feedback loops

  • Balancing and reinforcing loops

  • Stock and flow variables

  • Delays

Systems Thinking on Projects

  • Understand how project elements interact within a larger context

  • Explore how feedback impacts project outcomes

  • Collaborate across teams and departments

  • Address emergent issues proactively

Who Should Attend

This course on Systems Thinking benefits managers, analysts, designers, and students. It enhances decision-making, problem-solving, and critical thinking across various domains.

Client-Centric Engagement Model

Professional Development Training

Each learning module in our course descriptions represent 90 minutes of instruction. Your selection of learning modules and sub-topics, preferred delivery modality, and custom design elements (as noted below), will determine the course duration and ultimate “best solution” to meet your unique learning needs. Our proprietary and innovative “4x4” design model, expert level facilitators, and modulated content library is the gateway to high-impact and agile learning experiences that result in immediate skills application.

AMS Professional Development Training Model for Engagement

For the Team

  • Teams of eight or more participants, delivered On-Site or Live Online with the option to customize your learning experience.

For the Individual

Customize your Learning Experience

  • Customize with instructional design options including scenarios, thought leader questions, and exercises
  • Select delivery modality and manage course durations based on content selection
  • Mix and match learning modules & sub-topics to create the most highly customized learning experience
  • Create learning tracks by linking courses & learning modules with connective application exercises over a predetermined timeline
  • Support content with correlating Research Articles
  • Enhance skills application with Performance Coaching
  • Earn select industry and academic accreditations
  • Organizational Learning & Development (L&D) Framework Best Practice
  • Integrate Digital Resources – Thought Leader Interviews  Insights Podcast

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