Training and Learning with The Cynefin Company focuses on complexity theory-informed practices. We offer various development pathways for individuals and teams through facilitated events (virtual and in-person), together with online self-paced learning products and mentoring journeys.
NOTE: Cognitive Edge Pty Ltd, t/a The Cynefin Co, is an accredited Cynefin® and SenseMaker® training and certification provider, operating under license by Dave Snowden and the Cynefin Center. All faculty are accredited to deliver our programmes by Dave Snowden and the Cynefin Co.
There are multiple starting points as shown below. Begin your journey with a Basecamp or an Online short course and follow your curiosity from there. Retreats and Exploratories will stretch your thinking and give you a faster immersion into the complexity-informed thinking and tools we offer… you can create your own learning path.
Learning the deeper theory and application of specific topics and methods is achieved through Deep Dive and Masterclass learning events. The Cynefin Company’s most experienced experts will take you on a comprehensive learning and application journey as you explore how the frameworks relate to a particular area or field of work.
Deep dive training events:
Movements in Cynefin Masterclass, Cynefin® Deep dive, narrative Deep dive, SenseMaker® advanced analytics.
We regularly host or attend various events all over the world. From fascinating webinars, through participative discussions, to networking opportunities and casual meet-and-greets for members. Explore the upcoming events below to see where you can connect with like-minded individuals and get stimulating input from the foremost thinkers.
Virtual Quickstart offers a 10-week learn-as-you-do journey, where we work with you to deliver your own, real pilot engagement, step-by-step. The best way to learn about SenseMaker® is to apply it in context on a real engagement. Quickstart offers you an opportunity to benefit from a blended learning approach which includes access to our online learning platform, live tutorials, and consultation sessions with expert SenseMaker® practitioners. This means you will receive expert guidance and support in designing and safely running your first pilot.
SenseMaker® FastLaunch is for organisations that are looking to manage their own engagement timeline and who desire more dedicated support. Your team will have a designated SenseMaker® Consultant to guide you through the different phases of your engagement. FastLaunch is a mentored journey that focuses on providing backend support to you and your team, or client to deliver on a specific engagement. Our SenseMaker® consultants will deliver elements of the engagement alongside you, as well as focus on providing capacity building that will enable your future use of SenseMaker®.
“Liberation is a praxis: the action and reflection of men and women upon their world in order to transform it.” - Paulo Freire
Best practices are fundamentally challenged by uncertainty and complexity. What worked in the past is highly unlikely to work in the future. We have realised that best practices are not context-free: what works in one context, will not work in another. In an uncertain and messy world, we cannot afford to rely on old answers or recipes. Instead, we need to base our learning on theory-informed principles so that we can be empowered to become more adaptive and resilient. An analogy we often use to describe our approach is that we don’t train recipe-book users. Instead, we partner with you on learning journeys to become chefs who are able to adapt to changing environments and create your own fit-for-context solutions. Our learning journeys are designed to build capability to navigate uncertainty, make complexity actionable and liberate your personal or organisational sense and respond capability through sound praxis.
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