Systems Thinking for International Development, Module 1: Getting Started
Register here for LINC’s training: “Systems Thinking for International Development, Module 1: Getting Started”
Location: Washington DC (Venue TBD)
Dates: September 9-12, 2019
Fees: Per participant fee (includes tuition and course materials):
- $1,350 Early Bird Rate (before June 15)
- $1,750 Regular Registration
Multiple Participants: Group discounts are available for organizations wishing to register more than two participants. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire with the name of your organization and number of participants. We will respond within 24 hours to secure your seats.
Changes in Plans: Full refund, less $75 service fee, is available if cancelled more than six weeks in advance. 50% refunds are available up until 2 weeks prior.
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Training Overview: Development practitioners intuitively understand that our work takes place in a complex, dynamic environment. Systems thinkers approach development challenges as part of a larger context in which different stakeholders, driving factors and processes interact to shape outcomes and evolve over time – including reacting to our own interventions. Systems thinking is rapidly becoming integral to successful design, monitoring, evaluation, learning and adapting. Join LINC for a 4-day introductory course on systems thinking, and come away with the essential tools you need to begin applying a systems approach to your work.
Who Should Participate: This “Getting Started” training module is optimized for international development practitioners, including staff of NGOs, Contractors and Donors who would like to apply systems thinking to their own overseas development projects.
- Learn the fundamental concepts of Systems Thinking, and why, despite our best intentions, the most stubborn development problems persist or keep coming back.
- Gain an understanding of how systems thinking tools apply to our work and when they can be employed.
- Perform a Systems Scan for a development problem you face, and improve intervention design, monitoring and evaluation.
- Apply the USAID 5R framework to gain a deeper understanding of a complex development problem.