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Systems Thinking in Action: A Holistic Approach to Problem Solving

Are you ready to unlock the keys to understanding complex challenges and devising innovative solutions? Harness the incredible power of systems thinking and revolutionize your problem-solving skills with our exclusive course at North Carolina State University (NCSU). Welcome to a transformative learning experience that will equip you with the tools to navigate the intricacies of today's interconnected world.

Course Description:

In an era defined by ever-evolving challenges, embracing a holistic mindset that goes beyond traditional siloed thinking is imperative. Systems thinking allows you to understand the underlying dynamics, relationships, and interdependencies within complex systems. By comprehending the bigger picture, you’ll be equipped to identify leverage points, drive meaningful change, and make informed decisions that have a lasting impact.

Course Highlights:

  1. Comprehensive Curriculum: Delve into the core principles of systems thinking, exploring concepts such as feedback loops, causal loop diagrams, mental models, and the power of emergence.
  2. Real-World Applications: Gain practical insights into applying systems thinking in diverse domains, including business, healthcare, sustainability, and social issues. Learn how to identify systemic patterns and develop strategies for effective interventions.
  3. Expert Faculty: Learn from esteemed faculty members who are experts in systems thinking and have extensive experience in both academia and real-world problem-solving. Benefit from their guidance and personalized feedback throughout the course.
  4. Engaging Learning Environment: Join a vibrant online community of learners from diverse backgrounds, fostering rich discussions and collaborative learning. Connect with like-minded individuals, exchange ideas, and expand your network.
  5. Hands-On Exercises: Put theory into practice through hands-on exercises, simulations, and case studies. Enhance your analytical and critical thinking skills as you tackle complex challenges and develop innovative solutions.
  6. Flexibility and Convenience: Access course materials, lectures, and discussions from the comfort of your own home or office. The online format allows you to tailor your learning schedule to fit your busy lifestyle.
  7. Certificate of Completion: Earn a prestigious certificate from North Carolina State University upon successfully completing the course. Showcase your newfound expertise in systems thinking to potential employers and colleagues.

Duration: 5weeks 

Format: Online, instructor-led 

Next session: Fall 2023

Prerequisites:  There are no prerequisites for this course.

Software Requirements:  Participants will benefit from having access to a laptop with internet access.

Questions: Contact Programs for Improvement and Innovation