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Working strategically to negotiate boundaries for research in a meaningful way in the areas of contemporary concern that are the focus of ISSS2017 (systemic leadership; systemic intelligence; systemic innovation; systemic governance; systems engineering; smart technologies; futures studies) or impinge systemically on all that we do at this historical moment (e.g., sustainability; development; health; farming, food, biodiversity, to name but a few), requires particular skills and abilities not least in research practice.
It is necessary to be able to make relevant connections and to contextualize research activities without becoming overwhelmed by potential complexity and uncertainty. Increasingly multifaceted and complex issues such as sustainability and climate change are particularly challenging for PhD is however a core part of the ISSS community’s experience.
The purpose of this course is to help you, the PhD student, develop your skills in contextualizing your research, to make connections among issues using systems, cybernetic and complexity thinking and to so improve your ability to work both strategically and purposefully. The course is also designed to help you build on what other researchers have done.
Through joining this course you can expect to:
Application deadline: 15 June 2017