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March 2018

The Complex Nature of Outcome Management (Pop-Up Conversation)

March 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Complexity thinking shifts both the understanding and the practice of Outcome Management. Plexus Catalyst Marc Narkus-Kramer has been developing a project to expand the body of knowledge of integrated outcome management and complexity theory practices. This Pop-Up Conversation continues the discussion on how to apply and adapt an interdisciplinary approach to larger scale complex problems. By sharing stories and examples of projects that demonstrate how complexity and traditional approaches successfully addressed “localized” problems, a new integrated model can be explored. Monday, March 19, 2018 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET Join the conversation on Zoom at  https://zoom.us/j/168584337

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Seeing, Diagramming and Drawing Systems (Pop-Up Conversation)

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Seeing systems, diagramming systems, and drawing systems:   What would that look like?  Plexus Catalysts Amanda Lyons and Barb Siegel have been grappling with the idea that diagramming and drawing systems have two different purposes.  A diagram is an attempt to see the system as a whole and identify relationships.  But drawing a system perhaps has a different purpose.  When working as graphic facilitators both Catalysts find that revealing emotions can be more valuable than diagramming or capturing basic facts.  A diagram often fails to capture the complexity of human connections.  Barb and Amanda will explore elements of systems and complexity


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April 2018

Mothering from the Inside Out (Pop-Up Conversation)

April 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

How can a mother feel a drug is more important than her baby? That question has perplexed policy makers, anguished families, and tormented women facing the complex challenges of addiction, recovery and childcare. Nancy E. Suchman, PhD, an associate professor of psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine is working on answering that question and helping mothers coping with addiction and caring for their children. She is pioneering a program called "Mothering from the Inside Out," (MIO), now underway at Yale as part of NIH-funded research.Mothers in recovery learn to use mentalization in managing their own emotions and tending the emotional and


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