Last week, Climate Interactive and Seed Systems held the first Leaders for a New Climate workshop at the MIT Sloan School School of Management in Cambridge, MA. This three-day workshop combined lessons in system dynamics and organizational learning, to empower diverse leaders to act effectively in these challenging and exciting times.
The workshop opened with a session of our World Climate exercise and featured a guest lecture by the director of the System Dynamics Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Dr. John Sterman. We also held an “Under the Hood” session with our C-ROADS model.
Participants included students, advisors, and citizen activists from as far away as Nigeria.
Some of the quotes from attendees are below:
The course was excellent with enthusiastic and well-informed instructors presenting cutting edge and needed information.
– Walter Zachritz, National Park Service
Thanks for all the inspiration, creative tools for looking at the world, and ultimately – hope!
– Katie Lund, Graham Institute for Environmental Sustainability
As a student studying System Dynamics this was a unique opportunity to learn how people, in various ways, are using System Dynamics.
– Rachel Heller, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
A life-enriching experience as well as a skill-enhancing experience. I expect the benefits to last many years.
– Tom Brewer, Climate Strategies
Drew Jones & Sara Schley beautifully combine and speak to the multiple aspects of being human, with the complexities of our world.
– Jessica Zane, author, Beyond Denial: The Emotional Terrain of Climate Change
The unique connection between the System Dynamics & the dialogic ways of relating to others is the necessary & vital connection to be made between personal & global – it is our hope!
– Lynnea Brinkerhoff, Institute For Regenerative Learning
The tool looks promising! Couldn’t the entire world use it?
– Eugene Itua, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
A wonderful combination of the technical tools helpful to understand climate change and the collaborative skills to making change really stick.
– John McGah, Interaction Associates