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A Systems Approach to Leading and Managing: Creating Shared Mental Models for Better Decision Outcomes

What You’ll Learn

Systems Thinking is the study of a system and its parts to help leaders approach challenges, change, and interactions across an organization with a heightened sense of understanding and clarity.  As leaders and employees adopt a Systems Thinking approach, they make more informed decisions, manage more effectively, and understand how they can impact the organization. A Systems Thinking leader is often much more engaged and takes responsibility for engaging others, building culture, and promoting mental models that serve the organization well and aid in making informed and strategic decisions.

  • Explore how Systems Thinking can address complex and simple challenges with people and processes, and explore how actions impact the whole
  • Analyze and practice using a strategy that can improve thinking, clarity, and decision making across any challenge
  • Examine and practice key thinking strategies to “know what to do when you do not know what to do.”
  • Apply principles of metacognition, shared mental models, and other System-related theories to case studies to adopt best practices in driving change and leading across the organization

Who Will Benefit

Mid-Career Professionals

Prepare for leadership roles after working as an individual contributor or functional specialist.

Innovative Executive Leaders

Build greater self-awareness and explore how you can adapt your leadership style to meet specific organizational challenges.

Individual Contributors

Prepare for a managerial role and position yourself for advancement by learning how to effectively implement strategy.

Program Structure

Customized Virtual Micro-Learning Labs

In our interactive virtual environment, participants will engage with students from around the world or within their organization without leaving their desks. They will leave feeling connected, inspired, and ready to apply knowledge.

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Customized Instructor-Led Learning Labs

With decades of experience and evidence-based learning strategies, KUSI delivers highly interactive learning labs that leave participants inspired, engaged, and ready to take action.

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Self-Paced Learning Experience

Self-paced learning is KUSI’s newest option to provide our award-winning content in a virtual world.This option allows for the experience of live training at your own pace.

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