A hallmark of Plexus Institute for nearly 20 years are the formal and informal conversations, discussions and webinars focused on applied principles of complexity across the professional, scientific and academic fields.
Episode 7: Vital Capacities & Prospects for Thriving T
Arvind Singhal leads a thought provoking conversation with Bobby Milstein, one of the editors of the Thriving Together Springboard (http://Thriving.US), Gary Gunderson, of Leading Causes of Life and Dora Barilla, who leads Stakeholder Health (a network of dozens of health care systems). The point? To discover what it takes thrive together by evoking the vital capacities in each of us to help bend the arc of history toward well-being and justice.
Episode 6: Complexities in Healthcare
Dr. Halpren-Ruder joins Marc Narkas-Kramer for a Catalyzing Conversation about the ideas and innovations that have arise from his years of experience and his vision for transformation in healthcare. His paradigm is that healthcare value is supported by four pillars: the patient, quality management, culture and delivery.
Episode 5: Moving from Complicated to Complex
Marc Narkus-Kramer’s timely story focuses on specific events that led to the major organizational changes in the Center for Advanced Aviation System Development (CAASD) at MITRE. A companion story, The Alaska Capstone Project, examines how complexity thinking and agile management practices led to the development of revolutionizing surveillance technology.
Episode 4: Discovering Complexity:An Organization in Crisis
David Hurst's story of how his organization was thrown into crisis by an
ill-advised takeover on the eve of a sharp recession contains valuable
insight into the surprising conditions of current day events. He shares a
useful ecological model that maps the trajectories of complex systems in
space and over time and helps managers deal with the dilemmas and paradoxes
they will encounter.
Episode 3: It’s The Journey, Not the Destination
Bruce Waltuck, MA, Complexity, Chaos, and Creativity, and host Prucia Buscell have a conversation that builds on the piece written by Bruce as part of the Catalyzing Stories Project, Buck The System: Sense-making and Acting Into Complexity at the United States Department of Labor. Bruce Waltuck shares his story of acting to create change without the awareness of the optimal patterns and methods for acting into complexity, and the consequences that followed.
Episode 2: Are Multi-age Classrooms Better for Children?
Advocates for multi-age education believe children flourish in environments where youngsters of different ages learn together in settings that feature collaboration, leadership, empathy, and social awareness along with academic achievement. They think linearity is a fine principle for some types of manufacturing, but not for kids. So why are most U.S. schools organized by grades that restrict classes to children of the same age? A Catalyzing Conversation with Dr. Sandra J. Stone and Peter A. Barnard, educators who have profound knowledge and experience about multi-age learning. Hosted by Plexus Catalyst Prucia Buscell.