School of System Change

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View Funding in a Complex World module brochure

About the module

In this module, we will be stepping into a complexity worldview to understand and diagnose issues on a systemic level through

  • Gaining frameworks and concepts in systems diagnosis practice;
  • Learning from other funders about where they are in their systems practice journey;
  • Challenging assumptions about the ways of working as a funder; and 
  • Inquiring into your own systems learning journey and setting up intentions for next steps into your systems practice.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Equipped with a better understanding how to work with complexity and uncertainty as a funder
  • Seeing the change journey towards systems practice and locating yourself on this journey
  • Initiated into tools and approaches for interconnections and systemic challenges

Past module included contributors such as:

  • Alice Evans, Cultivating Leadership and formerly Lankelly Chase
  • Anna Marie Harling, Co-Impact
  • Gurpreet Singh, Skoll Foundation
  • Mary Tangelder, Mastercard Foundation
  • Phumlani Nkontwana, Stellenbosch University
  • Rob Ricigliano, The Omidyar Group
  • Rodrigo Bautista, Forum for the Future
  • Ruth Rominger, Rominger Design and formerly Garfield Foundation

Session dates & times

There are two different sessions offered this spring in two different timezones. Each module runs 5-weeks long with 3 consecutive half-days of online learning, followed by 3 weeks of weekly peer learning groups between the start and closing session. Those 3 weeks consist of weekly 60 min calls (timing TBD by participants) with your small group and coach.

Please reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions.