Using Systems Thinking to Create Transformational Engagement Strategies
The impacts of a global pandemic, growing environmental awareness, and calls for equality and justice surround us. As engagement professionals it has become critical that we think not only about our individual projects, but about how they fit within and influence the social and global settings that surround them.
Systems Thinking is a way of looking at engagement that can help us see the bigger pictures we’re working within, and perhaps even more importantly contribute to the positive changes we see happening around us. In this course, we’ll explore the concepts behind Systems Thinking, and explore its use as a practical tool for building engagement strategies. Leave this course with a variety of methods in your pocket for creating truly transformational engagement projects.
In this course you’ll learn:
- Six key concepts behind Systems Thinking and how to use them to situate your engagement projects within their social and global contexts
- How to ‘map’ the engagement systems you work within and how that map influences your role as an engagement professional
- Eight specific strategies you can implement in any engagement project to enhance success and influence positive change
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This virtual course is offered in one, three hour session.
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By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Define what a system is
- Identify six key systems thinking concepts and how these apply to their engagement projects
- Map a system they are working within
- Identify their role within the systems they work
- Identify eight specific systems-thinking-based strategies they can use in their own engagement projects to enhance success and influence positive change
Trainer: Carrie McIntosh, CP3
is the Manager of Engagement at BC Ferries, one of the world’s largest ferry service providers. Carrie engages communities up and down the coast of British Columbia from communities as remote as Haida Gwaii to those in the bustling Metro Vancouver region. She holds an MA in Environment and Management, and has over 15 years of experience as a facilitator, communicator, and engagement specialist. She is passionate about building inclusive, place-based engagement approaches for the unique coastal communities she serves.