Build it Back Better [tentative]

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Overview

COVID-19 has ushered in, expedited, and/or amplified a myriad of healthcare, humanitarian, economic, and societal crises. As Susan Rice (former U.S. National Security Advisor) recently wrote, “COVID-19 has laid bare our domestic divisions, unequal economy, and glaring racial and socio-economic disparities as well as the fragility of our democracy.” This sobering reality has been further exacerbated by the reality that today’s institutions have proven ill-equipped to address our most pressing challenges or seize opportunity amid crises, demonstrating that it’s not enough to simply “get back to normal.” Instead, it’s time to build it back… better.

As John Gardner once said, “What we have before us are some breathtaking opportunities disguised as insoluble problems.” The challenges we currently face as a society are indeed both complex and deeply interconnected.

Critical to addressing these challenges

The challenges we face as a society are indeed both complex and deeply interconnected. Furthermore, they’ve cast a spotlight on the critical and urgent need to prepare individuals and teams (of all organizational types) for a future of increasingly rapid change and disruption.

Furthermore, they’ve cast a spotlight on the critical and urgent need to:

  1. Equip individuals and teams (of all organizational types) with actionable lessons and practical skills to cultivate a culture of antifragility across teams, organizations, and society

This period of rapid and far-reaching disruption and transformation has cast a spotlight on the critical and urgent need to:

  1. Equip leaders of all organization types with practical skills and lessons to cultivate a culture of antifragility across teams, organizations, and society

  2. Design, develop, test, and deploy innovative solutions to help build a future that is more sustainable and inclusive than the current state

Actionable

The goal of this course is to create “Antifragile” humans and teams. Fragile systems are people or teams that break when exposed to unexpected events

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