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Estuarine Mapping (Virtual) March 2024

£695 £695

March 07, 2024 -  March 21, 2024
Time Zone: Europe/London

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In a complex world, we have many options, and in order to move forward strategically, we first need to understand where we are and what possibilities and affordances are available to us. So, where do you start when the way forward is unclear and constantly moving? In complexity, we start journeys with a sense of direction rather than trying to plan every step to a final goal.

Join the Cynefin Co team to explore Estuarine mapping – a method and framework that offers a flexible approach to understanding and mapping complex contexts, with fresh approaches to setting direction and strategies in collaboration with stakeholders and communities.

In this workshop, we will explore methods to look at where we are, where we want to go next, and what we can actually do about it. Along the way, we will deal with questions like these:

  • What can I change and manage in a complex environment?
  • What do I do when simple goals don’t work?
  • How do I plan in and for uncertainty?
  • How do I combine the grand vision with the day-to-day?

We will introduce the estuarine framework, an approach that has been gaining traction worldwide in industry and government as a conflict-free approach to strategy. Through this framework, we will learn how to map the landscape of the organisation with an eye towards change as well as SenseMaker applications developed to support this process in large-scale interventions.


  • This training is designed to prepare you to start working with and experimenting with the kits and Estuarine mapping processes in workshops with clients and communities, refining your approach and skills. While this offers a high-level introduction, specific Methods or scenarios may require additional training or mentoring to implement.
  • This training is not an introduction to the Cynefin framework or principles of anthro-complexity. If you are new to our work, we recommend that you also participate in one of our Virtual Cynefin BaseCamps – please see our Events page for more details.

Course Structure

Live sessions with be held via Zoom on the following dates:

  • 7 March 2024: 15:00-17:30 UK | 16:00 CET |  08:00 PDT | 11:00 EST
  • 14 March 2024: 15:00-17:30 UK | 16:00 CET |  08:00 PDT | 11:00 EST
  • 21 March 2024: 15:00-17:30 UK | 16:00 CET |  08:00 PDT | 11:00 EST

Outcomes include:

  • An introduction to the Estuarine Mapping framework, including key principles
  • How Estuarine mapping links to the EU Field Guide as a roadmap to an enabling organisational approach
  • Workshop processes for Estuarine Mapping with clients – including Constructors, Counterfactuals and new-generation Constraint Mapping
  • Explore applications of SenseMaker for Estuarine Mapping at scale

Cancellations & Rescheduling

Voluntary cancellations by registrants are permitted up to 2 weeks prior to the course start and a refund for the amount paid will be provided less a 10% refund processing fee. Substitutions are permitted at any time as well as rescheduling attendance to an alternate session within a year of the original course start date. Substitutions and/or rescheduling of courses for discounted tickets may be subject to rescheduling restrictions and/or fee supplements.

Cognitive Edge reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule training sessions. In the event of cancellation or rescheduling, a registered attendee can request a full refund of course fees. Refunds will be processed within ten (10) business days of refund request

About the Cynefin Company

The Cynefin Company (formerly known as Cognitive Edge) was founded in 2005 by Dave Snowden. We believe in praxis and focus on building methods, tools and capability that apply the wisdom from Complex Adaptive Systems theory and other scientific disciplines in social systems. We are the world leader in developing management approaches (in society, government and industry) that empower organisations to absorb uncertainty, detect weak signals to enable sense-making in complex systems, act on the rich data, create resilience and, ultimately, thrive in a complex world.

Cognitive Edge Ltd. & Cognitive Edge Pte. trading as The Cynefin Company and The Cynefin Centre.


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