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King Ranch Institute John B. Armstrong Lectureship on Systems Thinking in Ranching-2019

August 12, 2019 - August 15, 2019
Kingsville, TX
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Systems Thinking is a language for learning and action that helps us understand more deeply how organizations and complex systems really function. Understanding the interconnectedness of all aspects of a business operation can be critical to successful management. Ranching is a complex business that requires managers to simultaneously evaluate and consider the consequences of decisions on the ranching operation as a whole. This lectureship teaches principles, processes and tools that empower natural resource managers to better understand and communicate interrelationships in dynamic natural systems.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the often hidden and unintended consequences of our actions
  • Organize your own thinking to match the way complex systems operate
  • Change our behavior so that we are working with these complex forces, instead of against them, to create what we want
  • Expand the choices available to us and focus on high leverage changes
  • Explain trends, structures and why things are happening
  • Apply system archetypes to your own situations
  • Identify mental models and their role in structure
  • Plan and evaluate actions to improve system performance


Mike Goodman • Innovation Associates Organizational Learning



August 12, 2019, 8:00 am - August 15, 2019, 12:00 pm
Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Center
1730 West Corral Ave
Kingsville, TX 78363 United States
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