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The purpose of this session is to explore and apply complexity theory and systems thinking to tackle wicked issues and lead effective system working.

  • What is a system? Systems thinking? What are the features of systems that impact on leadership?
  • Behaviours and approaches to develop systems leadership (the application of systems thinking to wicked issues) capability. Framing, leading in uncertainty, 5 worlds model.
  • Application of Learning. System mapping, exploring relationships in the system in relation to specific issues. Noticing SPP (structures, patterns and processes) and the concept of creative destruction.
This module is aimed at:

This offer has been commissioned to directly support senior leaders across the North West (including but not exclusive to NHS Organisation Board and Sub Board post-holders, Executive and Governing Body Leads, Primary Care Network senior leadership teams and those working across system level roles) if you would like to discuss access further please contact us at

If you are unable to attend any of the current dates on offer but would like to register your interest in future sessions, please click here.

These modules are aimed at leaders working across systems who are in a position to share their experiences of system leadership

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