Exploring Systems Change for a Post-Covid World
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About the Event
With the pandemic still upon us, systems innovation offers a new way to think about the wicked problems the crisis will leave in its wake.
Join us for the launch of the New York Systems Innovation Hub to learn how the discipline of complexity can help make sense of the chaos and imagine solutions.
We’ll kick off with a live discussion with noted Systems & Complexity Coach Rob Ricigliano, who will share his experience partnering with organizations working to improve complex social systems.
Rob will guide us through questions such as: “How do we pursue systems change? And should that even be our goal?” Rob will explain why systems change is much harder in practice than in concept, and share his perspective engaging with social impact leaders on these questions.
We will build upon this in Q&A to talk about the relevance of complexity thinking in rebuilding communities in a post-covid world.
The session will be hosted by Bowen Feng, Community Developer at Systems Innovation and the NYC Hub team who will guide a 40 minute discussion with Rob followed by a 20 minute Q&A.
Rob Ricigliano is constantly exploring how to use systems and complexity thinking in accessible and practical ways. Currently a Systems & Complexity Coach to a variety of philanthropic organizations, Rob supports teams that aim to drive deep impact in the complex environments in which they work.
Rob is the author of Making Peace Last: A Toolbox for Sustainable Peacebuilding and an Emeritus Board Member on the Alliance for Peacebuilding, Rob has partnered with leaders around the world to help resolve conflict.
Rob also served as an adjunct professor and co-director of the Master of Sustainable Peacebuilding program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a non-resident fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute of Johns Hopkins University. A graduate of Hamilton College and Harvard Law School, Rob is passionate about tackling seemingly intractable challenges through the power of systems thinking.
Thursday, February 25
2:30-3:30 PM EST
This event will also be streamed on Youtube at this link: https://youtu.be/9UJgrbZ1NKE