Thinking Critically About "Adaptive" Challenges is Key to a Chief Officer's Success

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July 11, 2024 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time Online

Current research on decision-making and leadership shows that specific challenges known as “adaptive,” “wicked,” and “complex” problems are different than those merely considered “complicated,” and they pose unique difficulties for organizational decision-makers.

In scenarios involving multiple stakeholders with varying interests and resources, it may seem impossible to find clear, high-confidence solutions to problems or inspire enduring buy-in for important changes. What core concepts play a role in these kinds of problems, and what makes them so hard for leaders to navigate? This webinar will give participants the tools they need to face such complex challenges, navigate cause-and-effect dynamics, and lead teams effectively through them via appropriate critical thinking approaches.

Participants will be given the tools for approaching adaptive challenges using a reasoning-based critical thinking framework known as “systems thinking.” Systems thinking is a proven strategy that provides problem-solvers with dependable SOPs for achieving positive outcomes in complex, dynamically interpersonal scenarios.

This webinar also includes interactive elements aimed at helping attendees absorb and engage with the information provided. Speakers will take a multidisciplinary approach to the core content, and you do not need to be familiar with systems thinking prior to attending. We look forward to exploring this topic with you!

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