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Systems Thinking for Sustainability: Practical application of the SiD method

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Overview

Build complex systems thinking skills

As the second part of the Systems Thinking ExpertTrack, this course builds on the theory discussed in part one to cover the most practical components of Symbiosis in Development (SiD) - the first framework for integrated sustainable development. You’ll build the analytical skills and practical tools that you need to unravel any complex societal issue you may be working on.

This course will enable you to perform all-encompassing systems analyses and empower you with a structured approach to initiate, facilitate, and accelerate sustainability transitions.

Discover how to use the SiD framework in systems analysis and design

The SiD framework can be effective for anyone involved in driving sustainable change through systems thinking. It offers an integrated development framework that helps us to see complex systems holistically, and gain new insights into them.

The SiD Method will lead you through a 5-step approach rooted in iterative design thinking. You’ll learn how to perform multiple iterations to end up with a blueprint for design and rollout for your projects, going through the stages of:

  • visioning and goal setting
  • systems mapping
  • systems understanding
  • solutioning and roadmapping
  • evaluation.

By using the SiD integrated framework, you’ll be empowered to better understand both the systems and challenges in front of you to set practical, achievable goals and drive sustainable change.

This sustainability management course is designed for anyone who would like to understand how the SiD framework can help us to build more sustainable systems.

It would be suitable for purpose-driven professionals at public and private organisations.

Taught by

Tom Bosschaert

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