Workshop on Systems Thinking For More Effective Management of Organisations

Systems Thinking Africa

Will your organisation survive the turbulence of our global context? Many will not as organisations continue to battle unprecedented complexity largely driven by the rapid pace of change. Within the Nonprofit sector, the complexity is compounded by challenges of fundraising, increased reporting requirements from donors, a more aware citizenry as well as restrictive government legislative and policy regimes. It is here that systems thinking approaches become very relevant in enabling managers to better understand and manage the complex situations they face.
During the month of June 2015, Systems Thinking Africa will be partnering with Dr. Martin Reynolds from the Open University (UK) to offer two workshops aimed at people in organisational management on systems thinking. This is the first time this kind of workshop is being held in SA. This is a leadership development workshop that equips people to deal with complex and messy organisational or societal issues. For any organisation the application could include how to better manage diverse populations of staff, how to manage change and how to work with power dynamics. Systems thinking provides very helpful tools and models that enable the breaking down of silos in organisations and society. For line managers, systems thinking moves people away from mechanistic and linear activities to a focus on the purpose and vision of the organisation as a system.

Dr. Martin Reynolds is respected globally for his work on critical systems thinking, an approach that helps to better manage situations with multiple stakeholders and power dynamics. Currently Martin is a Senior Lecturer in Systems Thinking in Practice (STiP) and Qualifications Director for the postgraduate programme in Systems a Thinking in Practice STiP. His research and scholarship activities are primarily focused on applying critical systems thinking (CST) in relation to evaluation practices, managing the environment, business administration, and international development.


  • 8 -10 June 2015 at the Whispering Pines lodge in Magaliesburg, or
  • 22 - 24 June 2015 in Sandton.


  • Corporates - R8 500.00
  • NPOs - R4 000.00

Contact details

Monica: 079 499 8471
Sammy: 082 087 1962

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Event Start Date: 
Monday, 8 June, 2015
Event End Date: 
Wednesday, 24 June, 2015
Event Venue: 
Magaliesburg / Sandton
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