We live in a world of intersecting and overlapping systems. While these systems shape and influence the way we interact, we have the ability to use our understanding of systems to affect the way they behave. This session will highlight how a systems and network lens can inform collaborative approaches to landscape-scale issues and demonstrate how a systems worldview can assist collaborative leaders.
How Systems Shape Us (and Vice Versa)
Santa Cruz Mountains Stewardship Network
Dylan Skybrook is the Manager of the Santa Cruz Mountains Stewardship Network. Previously, Skybrook was a systems leadership consultant who has worked with United Way, Arts Midwest, Impact Hub Minneapolis/Saint Paul, the Minnesota Social Innovation Lab and many others. Skybrook designed online learning modules on systems thinking and complexity at the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota as well as guest lecturing on the topic at Kaos Pilots in Aarhus, Denmark and the Masters in Strategic Leadership toward Sustainability program at Blekinge Tekniska Hogskola in Karlskrona, Sweden.
Skybrook’s recent article, Navigating Purpose and Collaboration in Social Impact Networks for Stanford Social Innovation Review can be viewed here.