09/17：Systems Awareness and Impact in Education Workshop
Educational inequality, school consolidation, low student motivation: these challenges aren’t just one-time events, they’re persistent challenges driven by students, faculty, administrators, and parents narrowly defining “the problem” and acting on their siloed perspectives.
While well-intentioned, actions are often ineffective, duplicate efforts, or generate unintended consequences.
In this workshop, learn how NTU cultivated a holistic understanding of the challenges facing higher education and developed a strategy for action that could be broadly shared by their many stakeholders. Then, learn to apply the basics of systems thinking to evaluate and communicate the complex dynamics of an educational issue that is important to you.
09/24：En-Roads Climate Simulation
The climate crisis may already be here, but so too are a great many of the interventions we need to fight back.But with all the noise, how do we identify which technologies, policies, and investments will really make a difference?
Is it investments in breakthrough energy technologies? Planting billions of trees? Or maybe the key is to slow down population growth. In this workshop, powered by the En-ROADS climate simulation model, roleplay key stakeholder groups and test your ideas about what makes effective climate action while challenging your ability to navigate competing interests toward a common vision for our future.