Influencing systems can be challenging and confusing (and sometimes seem impossible). It’s helpful to be able to recognize patterns of behavior in human systems that occur again and again in various settings. Once we see the patterns (archetypes) and their underlying structures and understand how they function, we are better prepared to determine which actions to take (interventions) to influence the system toward our desired results. In this workshop, we’ll discuss several systems archetypes and possible interventions and their potential for success.
In this workshop, led by Donna Mellen, EdD, Professor in the Department of Management, we’ll discuss several systems archetypes and possible interventions and their potential for success. In the MBA in Sustainability program, Donna focuses on developing the human side of organizations that are successful, productive, humane, and socially and environmentally responsible. She currently teaches Teamwork & Diversity, Developing People & Performance, and Strategy, Innovation & Resilience.
You can learn more about Systems archetypes and interventions by reading Applying Systems Thinking and Common Archetypes to Organizational Issues at Isee Systems and Systems Archetypes and Their Application from Saybrook University.
Time: 5 – 7:30 pm
Place: Stonewall Farm, 242 Chesterfield Rd., Keene, NH
Please join us for an evening inspired by the book On the Farm: The Uncertain Future of an American Legacy with text by Ronald Dodson and paintings by Adriano Manocchia. Adriano’s paintings will be on display and available for purchase.
We’ll relish local foods, enjoy exquisite art, and engage in a facilitated discussion about the region’s future food supply and production, and ways our community is responding. We are convening local food solutions scholars, students, practitioners, and representatives from many of the region’s organizations who are currently involved with these critical issues.
Facilitated Discussion Groups
- Civic Engagement & Education
- Conservation of Nature & Stewardship
- Equity, Access &Sustainable Communities
- Health, Environment & Economic Prosperity
Cash Bar | Refreshments by Steve Guerriero of Pisgah Farm | Discussion and Book Signing
Do you want to make your organization more effective, efficient, and sustainable? Our MBA in Sustainability will teach you the business and leadership skills needed to manage complex and changing organizational environments.
During this informational webinar, we’ll talk about how competency in sustainability methods, systems thinking, leadership, and collaboration is developed across our integrated curriculum, and how our experience-based business education enables students to implement an integrated approach to sustainability so that the world we share thrives now and into the future.
You can also learn about how, in partnership with the Peace Corps, Antioch University New England now offers the opportunity to combine Peace Corps service with with academic work toward your MBA in Sustainability. Students in the 36-credit MBA program combine on-campus coursework at AUNE with three months of training and 27 months of service in the Peace Corps for which they earn 6 credits, tuition-free, as Peace Corps volunteers.
Our monthly webinars give you a chance to learn more about AUNE from the comfort of your own home.
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As we continue transitioning into a more distributed, networked economy, work increasingly shifts toward “portfolio careers” or the “gig” economy, where consultants (and even salaried employees) juggle a host of projects in collaborative partnerships that cross organizational and geographic borders utilizing traditional tools and emerging technologies.
The gig economy has been defined as a labor trend that started to emerge after the Great Recession in which more Americans are making more of their livelihoods through some form of freelance or contract work. During this workshop, Corporate Sustainability Architect, Bill Baue, will share his diversity of experience advancing sustainability with the ThriveAbility Foundation, Sustainability Context Group, and Convetit, gigging for the likes of UNEP, Harvard, Ceres, Audubon, etc.