Building systems practitioners one conversation at a time: A quest to build a body of practitioners – YouTube

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Building systems practitioners one conversation at a time: A quest to build a body of practitioners – YouTube

Building systems practitioners one conversation at a time: A quest to build a body of practitioners

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Webinar held on Thursday, March 11th from 13:00​-14:00​ (GMT+2 Pretoria) In this session, we will reflect on more than fifteen years of Samual Njenga’s journey as a student of systems thinking. A key part of that journey has been a quest to build a body of systems thinking practitioners by raising awareness and also equipping others with some tools of systems inquiry and practice. That journey has been assisted by the use of storytelling, fun and play, a heuristic of Systems Thinking in Practice as well as resources that he has acquired from the field of family systems theory. Our discussion will include his own journey, experiences of fireplace conversations, the metaphor of journeying with a question, and also some insights on organisational anxiety from the field of family systems thinking. He will also reflect on the experiences of teaching systems thinking approaches for executive development through business schools and the relevance of short learning programmes in business schools to workplace learning. Discussants: Samuel Njenga (Systems Thinking Africa & associate lecturer at various business schools in Africa) Moderator: Dr Rika Preiser Samuel Njenga works as a management consultant involved in process facilitation. He has worked with many organisations in the areas of leadership development, change management, organisational restructuring, strategic alignment as well as in organisational transformation and renewal. His interests include how organisations create and share knowledge; how to promote organisational learning as well as how to lead and manage change processes in a way that enhances individual and organisational performance. Storytelling is especially meaningful in times of transition and change and also where new people have joined a team. Facilitated storytelling processes enable teams to develop a shared meaning on experiences or on programmes that they run. Sammy is a visiting faculty at Henley Business School, the University of the Free State Business School and also at the University of Stellenbosch-Business school Executive Development. Sammy is a student of Systems theory and Practice and has a Bachelors of Education (Hons) from Kenyatta University, an MA in Organisational Leadership (Eastern University, USA) and a Master of Commerce in Organisational Management and Systems (UKZN). He is currently doing a PhD at UFS looking at the relevance of short learning programmes in business schools to learning in the workplace. Music: AshamaluevMusic Video: GRYS