Our learning courses and events encourage people to explore systems thinking and its implications for social, environmental and economic sustainability
We see systems thinking as a natural part of human thinking that has been developed in many different natural and social contexts but that has also been extended into areas of complex expertise.
Systems approaches provide a thread of continuity to aid communication, not only across expert to lay, local, and indigenous knowledge and practice but also across disciplinary divides. Systems understanding and patterns can often provide points of commonality across cultural divides, whether within or between diverse groups, nations and regions.
The Institute exists in order to promote and extend systems learning – both internally, through development of ideas, applications and agendas – and externally, by offering seminars, book launches, workshops and structured courses.
Many of our events are online and are widely accessible from around the world. We have a regular seminar programme, public talks and discussions and conferences – see Events. Many of our Resources support our learning provision.
We run some Schumacher accredited courses and events, drawing on our experienced and qualified adult education professionals who support our Fellows and monitor the quality of our learning provision. We aim for learning to be enjoyable and productive – with some surprises along the way!
We are always happy to talk to you about designing courses around your needs.
A supportive environment for discussion with lots of interesting content
Thank you for your valuable contribution that allows like-minded people to come together and be inspired
Great focus on evolving the system…..a balance of crisis and positive action
I feel energised to continue my work after meeting so many engaged people and having a day of learning
Excellent webinar and nice discussion….thank you all!!