Human Capabilities for Systems Leadership: Disseminating Systems Thinking through Education and Training

Dieckmann U ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7089-0393, Hager G, Magnuszewski P, & Lees M (2020). Human Capabilities for Systems Leadership: Disseminating Systems Thinking through Education and Training. In: Systemic Thinking for Policy Making: The Potential of Systems Analysis for Addressing Global Policy Challenges in the 21st Century. pp. 153-166 Paris, France: New Approaches to Economic Challenges, OECD Publishing. ISBN 978-92-64-49456-5 DOI:10.1787/879c4f7a-en.

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Abstract

The need for, and content of, training in systems leadership are summarised. With the functioning of institutions and the formulation and implementation of policies critically depending on the knowledge, skills, and motivations of people at every level, self-innovating education and training in systems thinking will be central to produce a new generation of public- and private-sector leaders, experts, teachers, and an informed public competent to understand and act on systemic challenges. Competences in systems leadership are also essential for the design of institutions facilitating the development of multidisciplinary teamwork and interdepartmental strategies and programmes. Five dimensions of inclusivity are consistently helpful for structuring the perspectives on challenges to which systems thinking can be applied: impacts, feedbacks, trade-offs, emergences, and stakeholders. Universally relevant training dimensions include systems principles, qualitative and quantitative methods, simple and complex models, and examples. Training instruments vary depending on the audience and duration of the training.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Programs: Evolution and Ecology (EEP)
Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM)
Risk & Resilience (RISK)
Water (WAT)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2020 09:02
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2020 09:02
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/16385

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