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2014 MIT SDM Conference on Systems Thinking for Contemporary Challenges

Systems Thinking for Emerging, Evolving, and Established Leaders
October 8, 2014
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Wong Auditorium

Systems thinking is a competitive imperative for leaders at all stages of their careers—established, evolving, and emerging. Not only must current leaders understand how to apply systems thinking to address complex challenges, but companies must be able to apply this approach to develop the systems-based thinkers who will become the leaders of the future.

To help organizations and their leaders succeed, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's annual Conference on Systems Thinking for Contemporary Challenges, sponsored by System Design and Management (SDM), will focus on best practices for leaders at all levels of the organization.

Speakers will include emerging, evolving, and established leaders from several industry and government sectors. They will discuss:

  • How to use systems thinking to align and lead functionally and geographically dispersed teams that are tackling complex challenges;
  • Ways to monitor progress and results;
  • Benefits achieved, lessons learned, and next steps for developing leadership within organizations and individuals; and
  • How systems thinking has advanced organizational objectives and benefited their personal careers.

The aim of the conference is to provide practical information from multiple disciplines that will spark ideas that leaders at all developmental stages can apply to real-world challenges. Attendees will also gain insight into how to support and develop current and future leaders, whether in industry, academia, government, or the world at large.

There will be ample time for Q&A with speakers and networking with attendees.

We invite you to join us on October 8, 2014. Register here.

MIT System Design and Management wishes to thank the following for their generous support of the MIT Conference on Systems Thinking for Contemporary Challenges.

Silver Sponsors

  • Strategic Insights for the Mobile Future
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  • Plans and Performance for Dynamic Work
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  • Media Sponsor

    • WBUR Boston's NPR news station

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