LEAD076 Strategic Systems Thinking: The Big Picture

 
 
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Course Description

In this course, you'll delve into the vital skill of strategic systems thinking. You'll familiarize yourself with crucial theories and diverse models tailored to analyze organizational challenges systematically and strategically. While this course is structured around organizational contexts, the principles of strategic systems thinking are equally applicable to social, community and global issues. 

Throughout this course, you'll explore various models, perspectives and tools centered on systems thinking. These resources will empower you to enhance your strategic thinking abilities, particularly in navigating complex or crisis scenarios. Over the span of four weeks, you'll engage with the following models:

Course Outline

In this course you will explore:

  • Systems Big Picture, Self-Organization and Unintended Consequences
  • The Cynefin Framework
  • Bolman and Deal’s Four Frames 
  • Four Worlds' Medicine Wheel Analysis
  • Barry Johnson's Polarity Management  
  • PwC's DNA Model 
  • Systems traps

Learner Outcomes

By the end of this course you will:

  • Understand what constitutes systems thinking and recognize its importance in strategic directions and decisions for action
  • Have comfort with the inevitable paradox and uncertainty that accompanies strategic systems thinking
  • Recognize when and how a strategic systems thinking tool is relevant

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Strategic Systems Thinking: The Big Picture
Section Schedule
Date and Time TBA
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $795.00
Instructors/Guest Speakers
Section Notes
Course Drop or Withdrawal
A course drop or withdrawal can be requested by students through the Student Portal. Deadline dates for each noted below:
   Drop Deadline: Oct 17, 2024
   Withdrawal Deadline: Oct 28, 2024
 
Course Transfer
Students wishing to transfer sections or courses should contact PCS directly for support.

All drops, withdrawals and transfers are subject to the applicable Refund Policy.
Section Title
Strategic Systems Thinking: The Big Picture
Type
Online
Dates
Nov 18, 2024 to Dec 15, 2024
Type
Online
Days
T
Time
4:00PM to 5:00PM
Dates
Nov 19, 2024
Schedule and Location Requirements
Contact Hours
1.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $795.00
Instructors/Guest Speakers
Section Notes
Course Drop or Withdrawal
A course drop or withdrawal can be requested by students through the Student Portal. Deadline dates for each noted below:
   Drop Deadline: Nov 20, 2024
   Withdrawal Deadline: Dec 02, 2024
 
Course Transfer
Students wishing to transfer sections or courses should contact PCS directly for support.

All drops, withdrawals and transfers are subject to the applicable Refund Policy.
Section Title
Strategic Systems Thinking: The Big Picture
Type
Online
Days
T
Time
4:00PM to 5:00PM
Dates
Jan 14, 2025 to Feb 04, 2025
Type
Online
Dates
Jan 15, 2025 to Feb 05, 2025
Schedule and Location Requirements
Contact Hours
4.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $795.00
Instructors/Guest Speakers
Section Notes
Course Drop or Withdrawal
A course drop or withdrawal can be requested by students through the Student Portal. Deadline dates for each noted below:
   Drop Deadline: Jan 15, 2025
   Withdrawal Deadline: Jan 27, 2025
 
Course Transfer
Students wishing to transfer sections or courses should contact PCS directly for support.

All drops, withdrawals and transfers are subject to the applicable Refund Policy.
Section Title
Strategic Systems Thinking: The Big Picture
Type
Online
Dates
Feb 24, 2025 to Mar 23, 2025
Type
Online
Days
T
Time
4:00PM to 5:00PM
Dates
Feb 25, 2025 to Mar 18, 2025
Schedule and Location Requirements
Contact Hours
4.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $795.00
Instructors/Guest Speakers
Section Notes
Course Drop or Withdrawal
A course drop or withdrawal can be requested by students through the Student Portal. Deadline dates for each noted below:
   Drop Deadline: Feb 26, 2025
   Withdrawal Deadline: Mar 10, 2025
 
Course Transfer
Students wishing to transfer sections or courses should contact PCS directly for support.

All drops, withdrawals and transfers are subject to the applicable Refund Policy.
Section Title
Strategic Systems Thinking: The Big Picture
Type
Online
Dates
May 05, 2025 to Jun 01, 2025
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $795.00
Instructors/Guest Speakers
Section Notes
Course Drop or Withdrawal
A course drop or withdrawal can be requested by students through the Student Portal. Deadline dates for each noted below:
   Drop Deadline: May 07, 2025
   Withdrawal Deadline: May 19, 2025
 
Course Transfer
Students wishing to transfer sections or courses should contact PCS directly for support.

All drops, withdrawals and transfers are subject to the applicable Refund Policy.
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