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Systems Innovation
Systems Innovation
An eLearning and collaborative platform for applying systems thinking
An eLearning and collaborative platform for applying systems thinking
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From the Systems Innovation website:

Systems Innovation is a networked organization of some 2-3K members, 30-40 organizations and 10-15 partners that contribute to creating content, organizing events, running the website etc.

The topic “systems innovation” is a new approach to innovation that tries to tackle complex problems through the use of systems science and new technologies. It is a kind of innovation that aims to change the underlying structure of a system rather than just any of its individual parts.

We build an eLearning and collaborative platform that empowers our users to do systems-level innovation. We help you think in systems, better understand complexity, to better manage and design complex systems towards realizing sustainable outcomes.

The world is changing in profound ways as we go from disconnected to connected, transforming boxes and silos into networks. This creates both challenges and opportunities in the face of which traditional ways of thinking based upon reductionist simplification are failing and new networked approaches are now needed to better meet the social, economic and environmental challenges of today – to start to change whole systems rather than just parts.

 

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Joss Colchester
Founder of Systems Innovation | Collecting geniuses & building ecosystems
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Joss is a founder of Systems Innovation.

From Joss Colchester’s LinkedIn profile:

I am interested in how to use new ways of thinking (systems and complexity theory) and new ways of organizing (networks) combined with new technologies (decentralized web) to enable systems-level change (systems innovation).

In general, I help people and organizations to understand and use the ideas from complexity theory and systems thinking to better model, analyze and design complex systems towards enabling systems-level change.

In 2014 I started an eLearning website for systems thinking and spent the next 4 years mass-producing video courses that have been watched millions of times and used daily by universities and enterprises small and large around the world.

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Last 50 posts on own channels (YouTube, Podcast, Medium or Website/Blog):

Systems Awareness – Getting Started with Systems Thinking Course
Published on: 23 Feb 24 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Design for Emergence – Systems Design Principles Course
Published on: 15 Feb 24 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

What is Innovation?
Published on: 14 Feb 24 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

1. Actor Mapping Overview
Published on: 9 Feb 24 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Actor Mapping – Course Overview
Published on: 6 Feb 24 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Weekly Updates From Si Network – Feb 5th
Published on: 5 Feb 24 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Sustainable Urban Food Systems – A CoCreation
Published on: 23 Jan 24 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Systems Innovator Series – Intro Week 9
Published on: 15 Jan 24 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Food Systems CoCreation
Published on: 4 Jan 24 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Sustainable Urban Food Systems CoCreation Event
Published on: 16 Dec 23 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Si Conference Teaser
Published on: 9 Dec 23 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Weekly Updates from Si Network
Published on: 4 Dec 23 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Resilience – Complexity Cards
Published on: 26 Nov 23 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Si CoCreations Explained
Published on: 24 Nov 23 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Game Theory – Complexity Cards
Published on: 23 Nov 23 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

How Might We Transform Civil Service with Systems Thinking – CoCreation
Published on: 18 Nov 23 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Evolution – Complexity Cards
Published on: 13 Nov 23 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Systems Innovator Series
Published on: 9 Nov 23 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Cybernetics – Complexity Cards
Published on: 8 Nov 23 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Adaptation – Complexity Cards
Published on: 6 Nov 23 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Perspectives – Complexity Cards
Published on: 4 Nov 23 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Decentralization – Complexity Cards
Published on: 1 Nov 23 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Networks – Complexity Cards
Published on: 27 Oct 23 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Synergies – Complexity Cards
Published on: 25 Oct 23 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Interdependence – Complexity Cards
Published on: 21 Oct 23 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Connectivity – Complexity Cards
Published on: 19 Oct 23 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Integrative Levels – Complexity Cards
Published on: 17 Oct 23 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Phase Transitions – Complexity Cards
Published on: 12 Oct 23 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Nonlinearity – Complexity Cards
Published on: 10 Oct 23 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Systems Innovation Co-Learning Online Event
Published on: 8 Oct 23 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Self Organization – Complexity Cards
Published on: 7 Oct 23 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Emergence – Complexity Cards
Published on: 5 Oct 23 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Synthesis – Complexity Cards
Published on: 2 Oct 23 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Dimensionality – Complexity Cards
Published on: 30 Sep 23 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Reflectivity – Complexity Cards
Published on: 28 Sep 23 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Holism – Complexity Concept Cards
Published on: 26 Sep 23 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Design Principles for Working with Complexity
Published on: 23 Sep 23 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Complexity – Concept Card
Published on: 22 Sep 23 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Systems – Concept Card
Published on: 20 Sep 23 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Complexity Theory – Concept Card
Published on: 18 Sep 23 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Learn the Complexity Cards – Play the Systems Thinking Game
Published on: 13 Sep 23 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

State of Systems Innovation – Info Session
Published on: 6 Sep 23 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Systems & Complexity Key Concepts – Systems Thinking
Published on: 6 Jul 23 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Systems & Complex Key Concepts Course Overview
Published on: 24 Jun 23 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Iceberg Model Explained
Published on: 17 Jun 23 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

When to Build a Systems Map
Published on: 11 Jun 23 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Systems Change Exploring Examples – Course Intro
Published on: 10 Jun 23 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Leverage Points Explained
Published on: 23 May 23 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Leverage Points Tutorial Overview
Published on: 20 May 23 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

Systems Leadership – A New Kind of Leadership
Published on: 18 May 23 in Systems Innovation – YouTube by Systems Innovation

This video is taken from our set of video tutorials on “Getting Started with Systems Thinking” You can find the full course here: https://bit.ly/3Urm8WV Full set of courses:https://bit.ly/44R0vSc Find us …Read more
Without top-down control being imposed by the designer what we aim for is order in the system to emerge. Complex systems are more like living systems, they typically have lots …Read more
Part of our set of video tutorials exploring the key principles of an innovation mindset and entrepreneurship: https://bit.ly/3SYT9c0 In this tutorial series, we explore the foundations of an innovation mindset, …Read more
This module gives an overview of what mean by the term actor may and why they are important in the context of a systems change initiative. Find the full course …Read more
This set of video tutorials will help you get started with actor mapping, full info is here: https://bit.ly/ActorMappingCourse Actor maps are a type of system map designed to reveal the …Read more
Weekly updates about what is happening in the Si Network, find all the events here: https://bit.ly/SiEventList …Read more
Big changes are underway in how food systems are evolving today as the world urbanises, the relationship with our natural environment changes in profound ways and complicates long global supply …Read more
Full info and RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/2xafyyqb In this co-creation, we will be applying systems innovation ideas and tools to explore and ideate on what an urban food system fit for …Read more
Full info and RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/2xafyyqb In this co-creation, we will be applying systems innovation ideas and tools to explore and ideate on what an urban food system fit for …Read more
Exciting news, our next global conference is happening in London on May 17-18th. Full info here: https://bit.ly/SiConference Si London Conference will be a unique two-day in-person global gathering for systems …Read more
See this week’s event here: https://www.systemsinnovation.network/events See the Si Series here: https://tinyurl.com/ytbf9e7c …Read more
You can find the full set of Complexity Concept Cards here: https://bit.ly/SiCards Resilience is the capacity of a system to maintain or restore functionality given some alteration. When a system …Read more
This video will explain the working of Si CoCreations, learn more here: https://www.systemsinnovation.network/posts/start-creating-co-creations You can join the next CoCreation here: https://www.systemsinnovation.network/events/how-might-we-transform-civil-service-with-systems-thinking-cocreation Co-creations are open spaces for different individuals and organisations …Read more
You can find the full set of Complexity Concept Cards here: https://bit.ly/SiCards Game theory is the formal study of situations of interdependence between adaptive agents and the dynamics of cooperation …Read more
RSVP here: https://www.systemsinnovation.network/events/how-might-we-transform-civil-service-with-systems-thinking-cocreation We are pleased to announce this co-creation to explore and envision how systems thinking could transform how we do civil service at different levels of government – …Read more
You can find the full set of Complexity Concept Cards here: https://bit.ly/SiCards Evolution is the adaptation of a group of entities that occurs on a macro-level over a period of …Read more
Learn more about the Si Series here: https://bit.ly/SiSeries Our Systems Innovator Series is a six-month journey where we bring together all our content and activity types and put them together …Read more
You can find the full set of Complexity Concept Cards here: https://bit.ly/SiCards Cybernetics is the study of control, communications and information processing within systems of all kind, biological, technological and …Read more
You can find the full set of Complexity Concept Cards here: https://bit.ly/SiCards Adaptation is the capacity for a system to change its state in response to some change within its …Read more
You can find the full set of Complexity Concept Cards here: https://bit.ly/SiCards Understanding and working with complexity requires that we build awareness through the synthesis of multiple perspectives. “A systems …Read more
You can find the full set of Complexity Concept Cards here: https://bit.ly/SiCards Decentralization is a structural feature of a network that has an even distribution of nodes and connectivity such …Read more
You can find the full set of Complexity Concept Cards here: https://bit.ly/SiCards Due to their high level of connectivity, all complex systems have a network architecture to them and it …Read more
You can find the full set of Complexity Concept Cards here: https://bit.ly/SiCards The term synergy comes from the word working together. A synergy is an interaction between two or more …Read more
This account will be closing soon, please join us on one of our other channels: Community Site: https://www.systemsinnovation.network/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/11012674 Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sys_innovation We’re an online collaborative platform for systems thinking and systems change. We work to empower a diversity of individuals and organization in learning and applying systems innovation ideas and methods towards tackling complex challenges. Not sure what systems …Read more
For anyone who wants to grasp the basics of what systems innovation is our London Hub will be running a 90-min introductory seminar on Dec 8th: https://bit.ly/2ZuXjio …Read more
Interesting article on “Using Emergence to Take Social Innovation to Scale” https://bit.ly/2XQ0kcy We will be talking on this topic of scaling systems change in next week’s event: https://bit.ly/3Gq2ukK How does scaling work when it comes to systems change? How do we get from some small initiative to affecting larger systems is a key consideration in any systems change undertaking? This …Read more
We are live now with Saras Chung talking “Collaborative System Dynamics for Community Challenges” join the conversation: https://bit.ly/3FLl7PU …Read more
Next Wed, Nov 3rd our London Hub will be talking “Scaling Systems Innovations” with Lennart Woltering https://bit.ly/3Gq2ukK Here’s a paper he co-authored “Scaling – from ‘reaching many’ to sustainable systems change at scale: A critical shift in mindset” https://bit.ly/3Cgc7jo How does scaling work when it comes to systems change? How do we get from some small initiative to affecting larger …Read more
The Multi-level perspective canvas, a template for thinking about “long-term, multi-dimensional and fundamental transformation processes through which established socio-technical systems shift to more sustainable modes of production and consumption.” https://bit.ly/3yL13JX …Read more
Coming up tomorrow Wed, 27th our Si New York Hub will be hosting a conversation with Saras Chung on “Collaborative System Dynamics for Community Challenges”: https://bit.ly/3FLl7PU 1pm East Coast Time (NYC), 6pm UK From the school-to-prison pipeline to neighborhood gun violence, social issues are complex and systemic. To solve these social challenges using Systems Thinking, it’s critical to include the …Read more
System-Shifting Design: An Evolving Practice Explored https://bit.ly/3CbENtH Design practice – and the system that governs it – must evolve if we are to transition to a more regenerative and just world, according to a report launched today by Design Council and The Point People. …Read more
This paper may be useful https://bit.ly/3pz3ZXJ “The dynamic nature of complex adaptive systems requires an ability to continually sense and learn from the system and adapting accordingly. This requires an ongoing process of iterative inquiry…” …Read more
This seems to capture the essence of systems thinking in one paragraph. In tackling complex issues, so much of our efforts are focused on optimizing parts to create improvements, but the real magic, the potential for transformation, is in how those parts are put together …Read more
The next online London Hub Learning Session is now available for reservation, in this one you can learn the basics of Systems Mapping: https://bit.ly/30K4KTB Happening Nov 10th 5:30pm Uk Systems mapping is a type of modeling that is designed to reveal the underlying interrelationships and structure of a complex system. System maps are powerful visualization tools that can help chan… …Read more
This guide explains the idea of leverage points as places within a complex system where a “small shift in one thing can produce big changes in everything.” https://bit.ly/2PKA8M9 …Read more
Coming up tomorrow Tues 19th our next learning session, this time we will be looking at the model of a system, unpacking how it works and doing a short workshop to gain experience using it: https://bit.ly/3DWAtzj …Read more
Holism and reductionism represent two paradigms or worldviews that provide very different accounts as how to best view, interpret and reason about the world around us. This video explains: https://bit.ly/3FT5TrZ …Read more
Some great new Si Hubs starting soon, like our first one in Africa, Si Cape Town, for those on the continent you may like to tune in for the launch event on Nov 24th: https://bit.ly/3BQ7bSc …Read more
Top ten toolkits for futures – Ready-made resources to help you apply foresight methods From Nesta: https://bit.ly/3j2iSO4 …Read more
In case you haven’t found it yet, our community 3k+ systems innovators is live online here: https://bit.ly/3DCcWmY You are welcome to join, to learn, connect and co-create. We’re an online collaborative platform for systems thinking and systems change. We work to empower a diversity of individuals and organization in learning and applying systems innovation ideas and methods towards tackling complex …Read more
The updated version of our Three Horizons Canvas is available here: https://bit.ly/3B8mWmw We will be taking it for a spin in this afternoon’s seminar on Systems Change Methods, still some places left: https://bit.ly/3p06XUW …Read more
Looking forward to this one we, our NYC hub will be hosting a conversation with @Saras …Read more
Is this the problem with agile? Does it get stuck? Can it ever really transform the whole of an organization? This video discusses “Expanding Agile with Systems Thinking An Introduction” https://bit.ly/3DpSzsU …Read more
Interesting, a fieldbook version of the Fifth Discipline The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook: Strategies for Building a Learning Organization https://amzn.to/3AwZf6I The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook: Strategies for Building a Learning Organization …Read more
This Wednesday our London hub is running a seminar “Introduction to Systems Change Methods and Tools” where we will be exploring what systems change is while also getting an overview to the key methods and tools – https://bit.ly/2XaeFQg …Read more
These courses will help you start learning about systems + innovation: Systems thinking: https://bit.ly/SystemsThinkingTutorial Innovation: https://bit.ly/3vM1eEs Ecosystems building: https://bit.ly/3ChOmcP Systems Innovation: https://bit.ly/SystemsInnovationCourse #innovation #learning …Read more
Coming up tomorrow, the first event by our newly formed Si Cities Hub who will host an interactive workshop discussion on cities and systems change: https://bit.ly/3LtPVtF …Read more
How do transformative innovations go from the chaotic, unpredictable and unknown to emerge to become the new system’s infrastructure? Maybe complexity theory can help us – this video explains the idea of the “edge of chaos” https://bit.ly/3ETH9Be …Read more
We built all our tools and content as creative commons so as to enable others to make great things happen – with a pro subscription you can get support and re-use the content in your trainings and workshops, full info here: https://bit.ly/3jGMYKk …Read more
What are the key barriers to change that resist the adoption of new ideas and methods in organizations? On the 19th April our Si Organizations hub will be hosting a workshop to discuss “Organizations & The Potential for Transformation” you can RSVP here https://bit.ly/40m493M …Read more
New ways of – systems – thinking and organizing are central to going beyond current systems that work only for a few – unequal – and only for a while – unsustainable. Making these kinds of changes is what systems change is about – this video explains https://bit.ly/3F0YYOW …Read more
How can we move beyond individual initiatives to develop ecosystems that have true systems changing capacity? Not easy, but still possible and a key competency we need to learn to address wicked challenges. This video explains ecosystem building: https://bit.ly/3GGzQxX …Read more
System mapping helps us develop a shared understanding of complex systems and can form the basis for collective action around systems change. This course walks you through what systems maps are and how to make them: https://bit.ly/SystemsMappingCourse …Read more
Some issues are simple and linear, some are complex and systemic. It is important to know the difference and why we need systems approaches when dealing with wicked challenges, this video explains: https://bit.ly/3XHZCbx …Read more
Interested in education and systems thinking? Coming up tomorrow this co-creation workshop using the iceberg model to explore current and future – systems thinking – approaches to education: https://bit.ly/42jhzzj …Read more
“Let’s face it, the universe is messy. It is nonlinear, turbulent, and chaotic. It is dynamic. It spends its time in transient behavior on its way to somewhere else, not in mathematically neat equilibria. It self-organizes and evolves…” – Donella H. Meadows Graphic by @voinonen …Read more
Thinking in systems, map the system, connect the actors and develop the new ecosystem – we now have a Si Starter Guide to help you get started applying these method: https://bit.ly/si-toolkit …Read more
Happening tomorrow, the launch event for our Si Climate Toolkit: https://bit.ly/3TjiVpC You can download the toolkit here: https://bit.ly/3J3SYWD …Read more
Our next mapping leverage point workshop is now open for booking for those wishing to learn how to develop a system map and ideate on intervention points: https://bit.ly/3LaMHeq …Read more
Tools to help you with systems mapping and modeling complex systems form Dra. Verónica E. …Read more
Today we wanted to do a spotlight on one of our community members Hannah from the Si Amsterdam Hub who does great work teaching people about systems mapping and helping teams build shared understanding of complex systems. You can find Hannah here https://bit.ly/3zqjvtX …Read more
Start learning systems thinking and change with these 5 introduction guides: https://bit.ly/3IgiYyG Systems Innovation: https://bit.ly/3qGRGbB Thinking: https://bit.ly/3dqMLIg Inquiry: https://bit.ly/403FjGE Change: https://bit.ly/3DiillZ Building: https://bit.ly/3Mpdp0l …Read more
Get started learning systems innovation with these introductory video courses: https://bit.ly/SiCourseList …Read more
In case you missed it @SiCities recently published position paper sharing a systems thinking perspective on the development of our urban environments as they grapple with the complex set of challenges: https://bit.ly/3lkUxYt Join the event to discuss https://bit.ly/3LtPVtF …Read more
We are live from London this evening with this hybrid event – a panel discussion on “Systemic Design in Practice”. The offline event is booked out but you can still join the online version via Zoom, RSVP here: https://bit.ly/3LwR9nM …Read more
Happening today at Si: https://bit.ly/3Jw5QF6 Hosted by Si London Hub …Read more
The rise of the internet over the past 60 years is a good illustration of how systems change in nonlinear. The system’s infrastructure and networks grow gradually and reconfigure, until a tipping point when the new system’s applications emerge and we can get widespread adoption. …Read more
Systems innovation involves the emergence of whole new system structures and paradigms, it is a process that can take decades and involves radical uncertainty. Futuring can help us to explore those possibilities, this playlist discusses https://bit.ly/sifuturescourse …Read more
Addressing wicked challenges requires us to get out of existing silos and take an ecosystem approach, but what are ecosystems and how do you build them? This video discusses: https://bit.ly/3GPGQIN …Read more

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