On January 11 and 12, 2024, the Systems-Centered® Research and Training Institute (SCTRI) will host the first international, online conference focused on organization development applications of Systems-Centered Theory (SCT®) developed by Yvonne M. Agazarian.
In this experiential conference, expert organizational development consultants and their client partners will engage participants to explore how SCT methods create an experience of collaboration and belonging that leads to high performance.
The Systems-Centered approach offers an effective way for organizations, teams, and individuals to build strong systems. Systems-Centered training is based on a theory of living human systems. With its unique method, SCT enables individuals to understand and influence living human systems in a way that builds belonging, adaptability, and efficiency in teams and organizations. Participants learn to take up their role as agents of change, for themselves and as members of their teams and organizations.
The conference expressly welcomes participants who will learn about applying SCT at work for the first time. It also offers exciting new insights for those who already have been working with the theory and methodology. Exploring the system dynamics of collaboration and its impact on organizational performance is relevant to many functional roles, including senior executives, mid-level managers, internal change agents, external consultants and coaches, and of course all team members. All are welcome and stand to benefit from this unique conference.
To participate in an SCT conference is to become a part of a “living human system.” A hallmark of the SCT method is the balance of didactic and experiential work. Each workshop will include an expert-led introduction of an SCT method or client case-study and a facilitated Systems-Centered exploration of the impact on workshop participants in their work contexts. There will also be experiential plenary Conference-as-a-Whole sessions at the end of each conference day. In this event, participants from all workshops come together to integrate their conference experiences. The result is an inclusive, leader and group-led approach to learning. Participate, belong, and explore how the theory of living human systems can develop and transform your world.
The Systems-Centered Training and Research Institute (SCTRI) is a non-profit organization that supports training and research in the systems-centered approach. We are an international association of over 230 members from around the world and most of what we do is done by action groups of volunteer members. Our members include therapists, organizational consultants, pastoral educators, managers, educators, administrators, and curious people. Learn more at www.systemscentered.com