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

Plexus Pop-Up Conversations on Zoom

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 [...]

Talking Back to Maslow: Nursing, Complexity and the Science of Compassion (Plexus Pop-Up Conversation)

Plexus Pop-Up Conversations on Zoom

Plexus Catalyst Mike Taylor, will share his emerging work on his original theory of the increasingly complex topic of nursing, health and healthcare in Talking Back to Maslow: Nursing, Complexity and the Science of Compassion.  In this Pop-Up Taylor will discuss the complexity science basis of his theory and how a different view of current thinking and literature in the field will offer critical insights into new practices. Taylor will also cover an overview of complexity and health, the structure of the [...]

The Agile Fluency Project

Catalyzing Conversations & Webinars

A Catalyzing Conversation with Diana Larsen  What is Agile Fluency? Fluency is routine practice mastery that persists under stress. Anyone can follow a set of practices in a classroom setting. A team’s true fluency is revealed under pressure and in the face of distraction. In this Catalyzing Conversation Diana Larsen, a leading voice in the agile community and co-founder of the Agile Fluency Project, she will share how this initiative addresses the deeper considerations of an agile team can [...]

Catalyzing Story Conversation-Transformation of an Organization

Catalyzing Conversations & Webinars

The Transformation of an Organization from Complicated to Complex Join Marc Narkus-Kramer and Prucia Buscell for the first of a yearlong series of Catalyzing Story Conversations. The presentation and discussion features two companion pieces, by Marc Narkus-Kramer are part of the Catalyzing Stories Project. Marc Narkus-Kramer shares his experience and reflections while working in a Division within MITRE Corporation that was extremely hierarchical, dominated by an expert culture with limited stakeholder and staff involvement, which led to [...]

Everything Nursology

Catalyzing Conversations & Webinars

Nursing Science & Complexity Conversations Join Plexus Institute for the launch of the Nursing Science & Complexity Conversations, a yearlong series of live conversations and post event podcasts that highlight the "year of the nurse and midwife" and the practitioners, thinkers and leaders who are changing the field. Peggy Chinn RN, PhD, DSc(Hon), FAAN joins Plexus catalyst and series host Mike Taylor RN, MHA for a discussion on "Everything Nursology". Dr. Chinn is principal web manager of Nursology.net, a Professor Emerita, [...]

Catalyzing Conversation: Are Multiage Classrooms Better for Children?

Catalyzing Conversations & Webinars

Advocates for multiage education believe children flourish in environments where youngsters of different ages learn together in settings that feature collaboration, leadership, empathy, and social awareness along with academic achievement.  They think linearity is a fine principle for some types of manufacturing, but not for kids. So why are most U.S. schools organized by grades that restrict classes to children of the same age? Join Dr. Sandra J. Stone and Peter A. Barnard, educators who have profound knowledge and experience about [...]

Complexity and the Social Determinants of Health

Catalyzing Conversations & Webinars

Nursing Science & Complexity Conversations Complexity and the Social Determinants of Health Plexus Institute's Nursing Science & Complexity Conversations are a yearlong series of live conversations and post event podcasts that highlight the "year of the nurse and midwife" and the practitioners, thinkers and leaders who are changing the field. Dr. Karen Monsen is Professor of Nursing at the University of Minnesota where she directs the Center for Nursing Informatics. In this conversation, she brings her expertise in public [...]

It’s The Journey, Not the Destination

Catalyzing Conversations & Webinars

It’s The Journey, Not the Destination Bruce Waltuck, MA, Complexity, Chaos, and Creativity, and Prucia Buscell for a Catalyzing Story Conversation. The presentation and discussion builds on the piece written by Bruce as part of the Catalyzing Stories Project, Buck The System: Sense-making and Acting Into Complexity at the United States Department of Labor. Acting into uncertainty, ambiguity, and complexity requires continuous rational cognition, discernment, action, reflection, and adaptation.  Bruce Waltuck shares his story of acting to create change [...]

Discovering Complexity: An Organization in Crisis

Catalyzing Conversations & Webinars

Discovering Complexity: A Story of an Organization in Crisis and its Response Join David Hurst FRSA and Prucia Buscell for a Catalyzing Story Conversation. The presentation and discussion builds on the piece written by David as part of the Catalyzing Stories Project, Discovering Complexity: A Story of an Organization in Crisis and its Response. David Hurst's story of how his organization was thrown into crisis by an ill-advised takeover on the eve of a sharp recession contains [...]

Complexity and Climate Change: The Impact of Nurse Leaders

Nursing Science & Complexity Conversations

Plexus Institute's Nursing Science & Complexity Conversations is a yearlong series of live conversations and post event podcasts that highlight the "year of the nurse and midwife" and the practitioners, thinkers and leaders who are changing the field. The Complex Relationship of Healthcare and Climate Change Meeting the Challenges through Action and Advocacy Teddie Potter PhD and Katie Huffling MS, RN, CNM, FAAN join Plexus catalyst and series host Mike Taylor RN, MHA to explore the relationship [...]