The Covid-19 pandemic has shone a fresh light on the complex, interconnected nature of our world and our systems. It initiated new cross-sector collaborations, sparked fresh conversations about systemic inequalities and injustices, opened up spaces for deeper reflection and caused many in the UK charity sector to ask how it can be better at affecting system change.

NPC has launched a new programme of work which is asking these questions and convening stakeholders to explore some possible answers. But we are also aware that working more systemically may require new skills and tools. To that end, we are offering a series of workshops that will introduce participants to:

Workshop 1) Systems thinking core concepts

Workshop 2) Systems mapping and analysis

Workshop 3) Developing your capacity for systems change

These are introductory sessions designed to be accessible to anyone. Hosted by NPC’s Seth Reynolds, they will be interactive and practical sessions that, whilst introducing participants to core systems concepts, tools and frameworks, will ultimately be focused on application and improving systems practice in the sector.

Workshop 1:

The first of three sessions will be an introduction to concepts from systems thinking, complexity and their implications and application for the charity sector, including:

  • Systems and their components
  • Complex systems and their behaviours
  • Working with complex systems
  • Complexity and the charity sector

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