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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.

Emergent Design Webinar

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev on April 16, 2014

Topic:  Emergent Design

Traditional planning strategies do not work for complex challenges:  too much is changing and there is continual learning about appropriate action.  Another approach relevant for such situations is emergent design.  This is iterative design that chrysalises as …


Cultivating system change – a practitioners companion

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev on March 28, 2014

Anna Birney is a leader in the large systems change community who is a GOLDEN Ecosystems Lab Steward and Head of System Innovation Lab for Forum for the Future and completing her doctorate.  Drawing from these experiences, she led a …


Cultivating System Change Webinar Changed

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev on March 20, 2014

Thursday, March 27:  Cultivating system change – a practitioners companionAnna Birney pic

NOTE:  The day has been changed to Thursday, and times are different for US/Canada because of daylight savings irregularities:  8am PT/ 11am ET/ 3pm UK/ 4pm CET (1 hour)



Towards a Charter Moment – why we need Large System Change in Global Governance for Sustainability

Posted by Steve Waddell in Change on March 12, 2014

By:  Ruben Zondervan – Executive Director, Earth System Governance Project and Ina Möller, Earth System Governance Project and Lund University

This is one of a series of guest blogs on large systems change written as part of GOLDEN’s Ecosystems Labs


The Many Sources of Transformation and Large Systems Change Knowledge

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev on February 27, 2014

This is a webinar recording drawing from work with a World Bank project to create a framework for describing large systems change knowledge.  I draw from streams of practice and study arising from four historic focii:  (1) business and sustainable …


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