“Liberation is a praxis: the action and reflection of men and women upon their world in order to transform it.”

Paulo Freire

Best practices are fundamentally challenged by uncertainty and complexity. What worked in the past is highly unlikely to work in the future. We have realised that best practices are not context-free: what works in one context, will not work in another. In an uncertain and messy world, we cannot afford to rely on old answers or recipes. Instead, we need to base our learning on theory-informed principles so that we can be empowered to become more adaptive and resilient. An analogy we often use to describe our approach is that we don’t train recipe-book users. Instead, we partner with you on learning journeys to become chefs who are able to adapt to changing environments and create your own fit-for-context solutions. Our learning journeys are designed to build capability to navigate uncertainty, make complexity actionable and liberate your personal or organisational sense and respond capability through sound praxis.

Training and Learning with Cognitive Edge focuses on complexity theory-informed practices. We offer various development pathways for individuals and teams through facilitated events (virtual and in-person), together with online self-paced learning products and mentoring journeys.

There are multiple starting points as shown below. Begin your journey with a Basecamp or an Online short course and follow your curiosity from there. Retreats and Exploratories will stretch your thinking and give you a faster immersion into the complexity-informed thinking and tools we offer… you can create your own learning path.

ONLINE LEARNING MODULES

Give you the most flexible option to learn at your own pace and explore topics that pique your curiosity. Modules range from 30 to 90 min in duration and typically have a balance of application and theory. They offer a great way to begin or complement your learning journey.

Learning Modules available now :

BASECAMP TRAINING

Basecamp training (formerly Foundations) is an ideal starting point for learning about Cynefin and related key subjects. 

Cynefin® Basecamp offers a four-session virtual instructor-led course focused on learning the fundamentals of putting the Cynefin framework to practice. 

SenseMaker® QuickStart is a basecamp course for teams aimed at providing an accelerated way to learn about SenseMaker® on an actual project.


Narrative Basecamp is scheduled to launch early in 2021! 

DEEP DIVES

Learning the deeper theory and application of specific topics and methods is achieved through Deep Dive learning events. Cognitive Edge’s most experienced trainers and training partners will take you on a comprehensive application exploration as they relate to your particular operations and field of work.

Deep dive training events coming late 2020 and early 2021:

  • Cynefin® Deep dive
  • Narrative Deep dive
  • SenseMaker® Advanced analytics

RETREATS & EXPLORATORIES

Exploratories and Retreats take participants to the leading edge of theory and practice. Whether a virtual gathering or in-person at a unique venue, exploring the frontier of emerging fields yields a cascade of innovative ideas and solutions to your most complex challenges.

Some Exploratories and Retreats have prerequisite training requirements so check each event for eligibility. Events will be virtual for the balance of 2020 and likely early 2021.

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..