Course Description

Systems thinking is a way of making sense of the complexity of the world. Therefore, by looking at it in terms of wholes and relationships rather than by splitting it down into its parts. During this 1-day course “Introduction to Systems Thinking”. It prepares you to understand how to use this approach to explore and develop effective action in complex contexts.

Does your solutions and ideas get to the root of problems? or serve to address only superficial symptoms? Thus, many a time when an issue or problem occurs. There is a tendency to react with quick solutions to resolve the matter efficiently. But efficiency may not mean effectively and can be akin to slapping a band-aid onto a gaping wound.

Hence, In this introductory course to Systems Thinking. Cultivate awareness and sensitivity to patterns and connections between mindsets, cultures/policies, and behaviours. Thereafter, learn to find entry points in existing systems to introduce interventionary measures.

This course “Introduction to Systems Thinking” is intended for new organizational leaders/managers, Human Resource (HR) executives, and/or anyone with the authority to influence policy, and effect systems change.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, you should be able to:

Describe the Big Picture and understand how your work is connected to your life

Learn the nature of Wicked Problems in organizations

Work Life Balance Defined. What it means what it doesnt mean 1

Identify the characteristics of a Systems Thinking approach

Achieve Live to Work in work life balance and work life harmony way 01

Apply the Ice-Berg model to trace the mental models and structures underpinning surface problems

Understand Effective Time Management Concepts and the meaning of Quality Time

Apply Causal-Loop diagrams / Feedback Loops to trace cause-and-effect relationships between variables, events and resposnes

Benefiting personally from an excellent job done 1

Ideate and brainstorm interventionary measures

Gain insights on where generation gap issues are likely to surface and appreciate the impact they have on your team

Identify entry points in systems to introduce interventionary measures

Describe the Big Picture and understand how your work is connected to your life

Learn the nature of Wicked Problems in organizations

Work Life Balance Defined. What it means what it doesnt mean 1

Identify the characteristics of a Systems Thinking approach

Achieve Live to Work in work life balance and work life harmony way 01

Apply the Ice-Berg model to trace the mental models and structures underpinning surface problems

Understand Effective Time Management Concepts and the meaning of Quality Time

Apply Causal-Loop diagrams / Feedback Loops to trace cause-and-effect relationships between variables, events and resposnes

Benefiting personally from an excellent job done 1

Ideate and brainstorm interventionary measures

Gain insights on where generation gap issues are likely to surface and appreciate the impact they have on your team

Identify entry points in systems to introduce interventionary measures

Course Outline

You will be learning the following:

  • Web of Life Activity / Coffee Chain Game
  • Characteristics of Wicked or Divergent Problems
  • Problematic Systems in Everyday Life
  • What is Systems Thinking?
  • Characteristics of a Systems Thinker / Systems Thinking
  • How to Make Instant Noodles? Activity
  • The Ice-Berg Model
  • Causal-Loop Diagrams
  • Behaviour-Over-Time Graphs
  • Group Discussion

Course Fees And Grants

$480 ($513.60 Inc. GST) per participant
Course fee revised to S$648.00 (Incl. GST) wef Year 2023
No SDF grant.

Absentees will be charged the full course fee.

Course Schedule

CourseCodeVenueDec-22Jan-23Feb-23Mar-23Apr-23May-23Jun-23
Introduction to Systems ThinkingASKISTHotel21--21--15

Registration

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COURSE FEES AND GRANTS

$480 ($513.60 Inc. GST) per participant
Course fee revised to S$648.00 (Incl. GST) wef Year 2023
No SDF grant.

Absentees will be charged the full course fee.

REGISTRATION

For Organisations on HRP Portal, you are strongly encouraged to use this platform for registration.