Applied Systems Thinking

Use the Power of Structure to Create Lasting Change

Education, Consulting, Capacity Building

Navigate Complexity, Cultivate Collaboration, Leverage Limited Resources

 Systems thinking provides a powerful set of tools to navigate complexity, cultivate collaboration, and leverage limited resources.  Access principles and tools  that enable people to clarify why problems persist and what they can do to achieve sustainable, breakthrough change.


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Achieve sustainable breakthroughs around your most compelling business, social, and environmental issues by working with us using applied systems thinking

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Learn the core concepts, frameworks and insights of systems thinking in engaging, concrete, and practical ways

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Build internal capacity and self-sufficiency by developing the skills, competencies and best practices of applied systems thinking

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Customer reviews


“David and Michael helped us streamline nearly 100 recommendations for increasing upward mobility in our community into a coherent systemic theory of change. The change strategy has enabled us to target a manageable number of short-term initiatives that build a strong foundation for accomplishing our long-term objectives.”
Brian Collier, Executive Vice President
Foundation for the Carolinas
“David and Michael have been instrumental in helping Interise design a systems approach for our Leadership in Equitable Anchor Procurement (LEAP) program. Thanks to David and Michael we have a process for mobilizing the diverse stakeholders who represent the supplier diversity ecosystem to shift from understanding what is required for success to taking actions that lead to system change. We have engaged David and Michael for several projects and highly recommend them.”
Nancy S. Lee, PhD
Director of Research and Evaluation, Interise

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