Reports from Training-land: October

November is a month that will bring a lot of love for Foundations and learning opportunities nearly all over the world.


Confused about complexity? Want to learn methods for facilitation and decision-making that you can apply immediately? Struggling to explain to others why stricter processes won’t help you deal with uncertainty? Know someone who does? Join or recommend our highly qualified trainers and partners in four out of six continents and find answers to that and more.

There are upcoming opportunities in:

Unfortunately our Cincinnati session will have to be rescheduled, but look out for more information on the new dates in the next report!


Our Exploratory focusing on Cynefin and the OODA loop is promising to be exciting! Not only is Brian Rivera OODA.Boyd.svgjoining Dave Snowden to look at the applications of both frameworks in complexity, decision-making and
resilience, but they are also joined during our Open Days by people such as Major Ian T. Brown, author of “A New Conception of War”, an exceptional integration of the life and work of John Boyd, the creator of the OODA loop. Woven together with events such as walking the Civil War battlefields to talk about strategy in action and access to original Boyd material, this Exploratory promises to be something special.



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We are also gearing up for the final retreat of the year, in Snowdonia. Those who participated in the heated discussion with faculty member Wendy Schulz during our Futures and Foresight webinar know that they are in for a treat. Wendy and Dave are joined by international relationships authority, author and resilience expert David Chandler as well as an additional faculty member. Just a few places available now, so join us if you can.

This is some of what past participants have had to say:

“It is cutting edge, but it is also speaking to the intuitive sense of “hey, I’ve been searching for this, this is for me, it is the answer for so many question marks with the frameworks I’ve been working with […] it keeps filling the blanks” […] If there is any resonance, come” — Anne Caspari, trainer, coach and consultant for transformative processesSF_curved road


Finally, our residential places for the Advanced Cynefin Courses in Reading with Dave Snowden are sold out but there are still a few spots available for day attendees, so contact us if interested!

There are still a couple of places available for the final installation in the series, in San Francisco, and you can get them by e-mailing us with your request.