Course 5: Systems Thinking

Welcome & Networking, Good Scientific Practice & Research Integrity06.12.2023 10:00 - 18:00 (Mi)TUM Graduate School
Course 5: Systems Thinking07.12.2023 09:00 - 18:00 (Do)Monique Hernández
Course 5: Systems Thinking08.12.2023 09:00 - 15:00 (Fr)Monique Hernández
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Keywords: Understanding and questioning systems, influencing and changing systems, leadership skills, change competencies, management re-thinking

Introduction to the course topics:

This Workshop in Systems Thinking is an approach to understand complex issues better. The aim is to empower participants to change a system (e.g. a scientific working environment) in such a way, that it becomes fairer, more sustainable or more effective, for example. Systems Thinking is an attitude, a mindset and a way of thinking and offers different tools to understand complex situations in living and working systems and helps to deal with uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. In this Workshop we aim to get a first idea of „Systems Thinking“ and its impact for our work as PhD students and maybe future teamlead by looking at: (course aims).

Course aims:

  • Systemic diagnosis - Diagnose complex sustainability challenges using systemic approaches
  • Strategy design - Design system change strategies and interventions
  • Collaboration and engagement - seek, initiate, build and facilitate partnerships and coalitions for change
  • Leadership and learning - Learn and lead into complex and uncertain future

Teaching Methods: We will work with theories, models, simulations in a very active way, understanding our own connectedness in the systems inside the classroom and outside. Also: scientific input, work in goups, (own-)research, coaching-elements, peer-coaching & reflection, collegial advice

Participation requirements: None.

Technical requirements: None

Literature: None.

Other information, notes: None.

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Monique Hernández

Monique Hernández, (M.A. Intercultural Human Resources and Organisational Development) works as a systemic consultant, trainer and mediator at system worx. In all these roles, she loves to support teams and individuals in shaping their (collaborative) work so that it is efficient and brings joy.

Her work focusses on diversity management, excellent leadership, appreciative communication in heterogeneous teams and intercultural cooperation.