Today, we are faced with many complex challenges, and many of us want to help steward in the change we need in the world.
We need change on systems levels, requiring us to dig deep and address the root causes of intractable problems which are embedded in networks of cause and effect. No one approach, mindset, set of tools or disciplinary knowledge is going to get us to where we need to be to do this.
We need new ways of thinking, acting, and co-creating. We need new practices and ways of working together.
Introducing the Systems Salon
Like the European Salons of the Enlightenment, the System Change Salon is a place for the exchange of new ideas, and is a forum for trans-disciplinary knowledge exchange. Trans-disciplinary knowledge speaks to new knowledges that emerge from the combining of existing knowledges. Read more about this here and here.
The System Salon intends to build an experiential community of practice of diverse participants who are interested in social and systems change practice.
How Systems Salon 1.0 works
We will host experiential gatherings where we experiment with tools and approaches from diverse knowledges (e.g. Asset-Based Community Development, Futures, Scenario Planning, Systems Thinking, The Cinefin Framework, Facilitation, Trauma Informed Practices, Theory U, Social Presencing Theatre, and/or something you know or are curious about?).
At each event we will introduce a new approach, apply it to a real-world problem and discuss how it can be used to inform change approaches.