The course is designed for students of business and other social sciences, practicing managers, social entrepreneurs and public servants. It is useful to anyone looking for a clear way to understand the complexities of today’s world.
No prior knowledge is required to take this course. Just bring your curiosity and desire to embrace compleity in today’s world.
By the end of the course you will have acquired the ten skills of a systems thinker. You will know how to identify the variables in interaction in a complex situation, describe and model the systemic structure that explains complex behaviors, anticipate how a situation may change over time and find leverage points to influence outcomes.
We’ve done all we can to simplify your learning: videos are short, subtitles are available in English, video transcripts, key-points and worked solutions to exercises are all available, and we use many interesting examples from the daily news.
Yes. The course is free to use. Any donations are welcome if you find the material useful for your students. You can find ideas of how to use this class for sustainability education at www.sdgthinking.com.
Yes.Sustiability and climate change are both complex problems. The lessons in this course will help you understand them and identify ways to act with impact.
The course is entirely free. You are welcome to donate if you would like to help keep it up and running.