How can we harness the cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and spiritual dimensions of systems thinking to catalyze social change? Author David Peter Stroh brings his extensive experience as an organizational and community consultant to answer these questions in a talk at Sonoma State University on May 2, 7-9 p.m. in Darwin Hall, room 107.
Stroh is author of "Systems Thinking for Social Change: A Practical Guide for Solving Complex Problems, Avoiding Unintended Consequences, and Achieving Lasting Results," currently the No. 1 best-seller in Amazon.com's Non-Governmental Organization Policy category.
Stroh is internationally recognized for his work in enabling people to apply systems thinking to achieve breakthroughs around chronic, complex problems and to develop strategies that improve system-wide performance over time. He started off his career in city government and went on to co-found Innovation Associates, the consulting firm whose pioneering work in organizational learning formed the basis for fellow cofounder Peter Senge's management classic, "The Fifth Discipline."
Much of Stroh's work over the past 30 years has focused on enabling leaders to apply systems thinking to hone organizational strategy and achieve sustainable change. He is a co-creator of appliedsystemsthinking.com and a charter member of the Society for Organizational Learning.
Stroh's expertise lies in the areas of visionary planning, leadership development, systems thinking, and change management. He was a National Science Foundation Fellow at MIT, where he earned an M.A. in City Planning after graduating summa cum laude with degrees in Civil Engineering and Urban Studies from the University of Michigan.
This event is free to attend. Parking on campus is $5-$8. For more information, call 707.239.8879. This event is sponsored by Sonoma State University's School of Extended Education and Organization Development MA Program, Ag Innovations, and Bridgeway Partners.