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Thu, 17 Nov



Wholistic Design Practice: Design Tools To Support Complex Systems Change

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Wholistic Design Practice: Design Tools To Support Complex Systems Change
Wholistic Design Practice: Design Tools To Support Complex Systems Change

Time & Location

17 Nov 2022, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm NZDT


About The Event

Leading design processes amidst a world in transition requires all practitioners to continuously invest in their own development. One dimension worthy of investing in is an ability to integrate holistic thinking into our design leadership practice. This includes re-evaluating our own biases and how that bias is reflected in the tools we choose to work with when understanding and designing for/within complex systems. It also invites us to build capability with tools that facilitate an upshift in our clients receptive capacity to hold multiplicity, see interdependency and master the art of synthesis.

We’ve invited Strategic Designer and founder of Transition Leadership LAB, Susanna Carman, to introduce us to Ken Wilber’s 4 Quadrant framework (via its more recent iteration by Dr. Sean Esbjorn Hargens) as a design tool that introduces an holistic approach to design research, strategic decision-making and the way we measure impact. Susanna will explain the fundamental principles underpinning the framework, how it can be used to ensure a multi-perspectival harvest of critical qualitative and quantitative data on any design project, and a mechanism for ensuring we are measuring the things that matter when it comes to linking metrics to our intended impact.

The session will be delivered in presentation format, with ample time for Q&A.

About Your Trainer

Susanna Carman is a Strategic Designer who helps people solve complex problems, the types of problems that have to do with services, systems and human interactions. Specialising in design, leadership and learning, Susanna brings a high value toolkit and herself as Thinking Partner to design, leadership and change practitioners who are tasked with delivering sustainable solutions amidst disruptive conditions.

Susanna has over a decade of combined experience delivering business performance, cultural alignment and leadership development outcomes to the education, health, community development and financial services sectors. She is also a musician, songwriter and recording artist who performed at Australia’s top festivals. Her design expertise is grounded in fifteen years of collaborative artistry, live performance, music education and creative entrepreneurship.

Today her services wrap an ecosystem of support around design, leadership and change practitioners who are committed to their own conscious leadership, and to fulfilling potential in others.

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