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This is a blog for people who want to vastly improve ways to address critical challenges of the 21st century such as climate change, poverty, sustainable agriculture, corruption, water, security, the financial system, forests, and marine resources. These are global challenges that require big changes in us as individuals, our organizations and our societies. We are developing organizing innovations to address these challenges, and this blog aims to spur further development and dissemination of those innovations.

Systems Thinking for Social Change

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev on December 14, 2015

Whenever I sink myself into systems thinking, I realize it should be called systems being. As David Stroh describes in his new book Systems Thinking and Social Change integrating systems awareness has spiritual, emotional, and physical as well as mental …


Large Systems Change and Action Research: Thursday Webinar

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev on November 9, 2015

Date:  Thursday, Nov. 12
Topic: Action Research and Large Systems Change
Time:  9am PT/noon ET/5pm UK/ 6pm CET
Place: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 287 567 877 International numbers …


An Audacious Change Effort

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev on November 4, 2015

A very audacious change initiative reached a milestone October 8 by issuing a report: The Financial System We Need. It is the product of the two-year UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System that was established …


Large Systems Change Monday, Wednesday webinars

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev on October 25, 2015

This are two of a free series of webinars on Large Systems Change.  Click here for the series information, including past recordings.  Register by sending an email to with “Webinar Registration” in the subject line.

Date:  Monday, Oct. 26…


Transforming Conflict as large system change: Wednesday webinar

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev on October 19, 2015

Date:  Wednesday, Oct. 21
Topic: The Global Partnership for Prevention of ConflictGPPAC Logo: Transforming conflict
Recording:  Go here for the video of the webinar.
Description: Peter van Tuijl, Executive Director, Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict will describe …


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