Dedicated to Building Shared Understanding of Wicked Problems

"Thank you for your wonderful workshop at National Defense University. The session was interesting, engaging, and powerful for the participants from the Information Resources Management College."
Elizabeth McDaniel
Dean, Faculty & Academic Programs
 National Defense University

"I wanted to let you know I really enjoyed your talk. I will definitely be going through the rest of your handout & the slides you will be posting. Your presentation was the most valuable talk of the whole conference for me!"
Participant at SEPG Tutorial

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Upcoming and Past Presentations & Invited Talks

Jeff Conklin speaks to Delta Conservancy about Wicked Problems
December, 2011
California Delta Conservancy
Sixth International Workshop on Political Management for Change Projects

July 22-24, 2010
Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University
"Creating Shared Commitment in the Political Context". (PDF) Dr. Jeff Conklin presenting to approximately 150 politicians, political consultants and officers from Latin American countries.
June 26 - 29, 2008
University of California, Berkeley
"Growing a Global Issue Base: An Issue-based Approach to Policy Deliberation", by Dr. Jeff Conklin presenting the vision for using IBIS help build a shared understanding of the most complex and urgent challenges facing humanity.
April 17, 2008
Free and open to the public.
"Knowledge Mapping for
Sensemaking" with invited speakers Dr. Jeffrey Conklin (CogNexus Institute), Dr. Simon Buckingham Shum (KMi, The Open University, UK), Mr. Eric Yeh (SRI) and Mr. Jack Park (SRI).
Aug. 23-24, 2007

Nov. 8-9, 2007
Denton, TX
“Collaborative Problem Solving: Simple to Complex” teaches the different types of problems via a “Problem Map” that distinguishes six different types and links each with a suggested solution method.
The Brookings Institution Leadership Lab
Feb. 13, 2007
Airlie Center in Warrenton, VA
"Building Collaborative Capability for World-Class Business Results"
Sept. 25-27, 2006
Denton, TX
June 15-17, 2006
Baltimore, MD
"Wicked Problems" session

"Dialogue Mapping" demonstration
SDForum Collaboration SIG
April 24, 2006  
Palo Alto, CA
 * Demo Dialogue Map on Bay Area Traffic Congestion
Feb. 6, 2006
San Jose, CA

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