In November 2011 Dave Snowden will be leading an executive seminar tour called ‘The Cynefin Seminar’ in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Singapore.

As those of you who have attended one of our workshops know, we use the ‘Cynefin framework’ when talking about the need to move from simple and complicated information, into a knowledge sharing space which is more ‘complex’.

Complexity theory offers a real opportunity to transform governance by doing more with less, integrating strategic intent with operational practice, and is at the heart of the Cynefin framework, which offers leaders a typology of contexts to guide their decision making.

The one-day Cynefin Executive Seminar, led by Dave Snowden and based on his award-winning work, is designed to introduce participants to radical new ways to:

  • navigate complexity in human systems,
  • shift from systems thinking to complexity theory, which offers an evolutionary alternative,
  • understand how cognitive complexity offers a different and complementary model to deal with conditions of uncertainty, and
  • create a resilient instead of robust organisation, one that recovers quickly from failure.

This seminar will take place in the following cities:

Sydney, 1 November 2011

Canberra, 8 November 2011

Melbourne, 10 November 2011

Perth, 16 November 2011

Brisbane, 23 November 2011

Singapore, 29 November 2011

Accredited members of the Cognitive Edge Network are entitled to a 15% discount – please contact Dawn Lincoln for information.

Siwan and I attended one of Dave’s seminars last year and found we learnt so much from his one day session. We both highly recommend that anyone interested in complexity or the use of narrative to attend this seminar.