Around April this year, we suddenly realised that the Cynefin Framework is coming of age this October. It seems ironic that Cynefin is turning 21 in 2020, a year when it has become abundantly apparent that the world is in dire need of sense-making.

Over the last 21 years, Cynefin has become the central attractor for a global network of people who see the world differently, and who are passionate about making a difference whether in the corporate world, social-development, or academia.

Most cultures have coming-of-age rituals, so we decided to create one of our own and mark this occasion with a celebration during the month of October. Among other things, we will reminisce about the origin story and history of Cynefin, we will explore it’s evolution, and highlight its use by practitioners around the world.

Join us in celebrating 21 years of pioneering thinking and practice!

As part of the celebrations, we invite Cynefin practitioners and enthusiasts to together narrate the Cynefin journey.

As you reflect on your journey with Cynefin, please share a key insight, learning, or story that comes to mind.

Fireside chats with Dave & friends

Join Dave & friends as they share stories about the early days of Cynefin

  • Cynefin – a tale of 21 years of pioneering and stewarding, with Dave Snowden & Sonja Blignaut. Nigel Thurlow will moderate this keynote conversation. 
  • The early practitioners tell it all – looking back over 21 years, what has changed, what would they tell their younger selves, and how do they see the continued evolution of Cynefin practice.
  • Cynefin & its Welsh roots – this Fireside chat with Dave and the Welsh contingent of the Cynefin network, will take Cynefin back to its roots, discussing its Welsh origins,  cultural implications and how it has been applied “at home”.
  • Cynefin is not an island – This will be a unique get-together of Dave and the thought leaders that inspired and influenced Cynefin thinking over the years. Joining Dave will be Ann Pendleton Julian, Gary Klein, Yasmin Merali and Pierpaolo Andriani.

Stories from the field

Join in learning as we present cases that highlight the  practical application of Cynefin & SenseMaker®.

Experience Cynefin 

For many, Cynefin is their first introduction to the notion of complexity.  This can be quite confronting for decision-makers after decades of focusing on efficiency, standardisation and planning in organisational thinking.   The sessions described below are aimed at creating spaces where you can  exercise different  “muscles” and become more effective in dealing with complex situations. 

Panel conversations

One of Cynefin’s strengths is its ability to integrate and influence other organizational methods and approaches.  Many of these, with longer histories, now draw on Cynefin to improve their value and effectiveness.   In these panel conversations, pioneering practitioners and industry experts will explore the impact of Cynefin and how it has influenced their fields.

Cynefin 21 meetups around the world

Connect with Cynefin Practitioners in your region, and your language! 

Around April this year, we suddenly realised that the Cynefin Framework is coming of age this October. It seems ironic that Cynefin is turning 21 in 2020, a year when it has become abundantly apparent that the world is in dire need of sense-making.

Over the last 21 years, Cynefin has become the central attractor for a global network of people who see the world differently, and who are passionate about making a difference whether in the corporate world, social-development, or academia.

Most cultures have coming-of-age rituals, so we decided to create one of our own and mark this occasion with a celebration during the month of October. Among other things, we will reminisce about the origin story and history of Cynefin, we will explore it’s evolution, and highlight its use by practitioners around the world.

Join us in celebrating 21 years of pioneering thinking and practice!

As part of the celebrations, we invite Cynefin practitioners and enthusiasts to together narrate the Cynefin journey.

As you reflect on your journey with Cynefin, please share a key insight, learning, or story that comes to mind.

STEWARDS, PIONEERS
& PARTNERS

Cognitive Edge has been challenging conventional thinking on strategy, leadership, culture and change management since 2005…

HUMAN SENSE-MAKING
FOR ACTION

What we do and why we do it: We develop management approaches that empower organisations to metabolise uncertainty, create resilience and detect weak signals…

THE CYNEFIN®
FRAMEWORK

The Cynefin® framework was developed to help leaders understand their challenges and to make decisions in context…

WE WORK AT THE INTERSECTIONS OF:

complexity and strategy | complexity and futures | complexity and organisational development | complexity and social transformation | complexity and safety | etc..

WE WORK AT THE INTERSECTIONS OF:

complexity and strategy | complexity and futures | complexity and organisational development | complexity and social transformation | complexity and safety | etc..

WE WORK AT THE INTERSECTIONS OF:

complexity and strategy | complexity and futures | complexity and organisational development | complexity and social transformation | complexity and safety | etc..