2013-2014 Walden University Catalog (June 2014) 
    
    Oct 18, 2021  
2013-2014 Walden University Catalog (June 2014) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MHRM 6660 - Taking the Long View: Systems Thinking and Tools for Sustainability


(3 sem. cr.) This course focuses on building the student’s capacity to see things systemically so that understanding the concept and reality of a system and its dependence upon all its parts drives how decisions are made. Students will use these systems thinking tools to model single-, double-, and multiple-loop feedback systems, both at micro and macro levels of analysis. Students will also develop skills in multiple-scenario analysis. The practice of systems thinking lays the foundation for creating sustainable outcomes once consideration is given to the impact of decisions and actions. Learning to plan for multiple scenarios creates highly agile responses in a very complex and always-changing world and prevents the vulnerability imposed by rapid change with no ready response on the part of leaders and organizations.



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