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Adapting to Complex Markets

Module 1: Building Community & Common Understanding (3 weeks)

 

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Instructional Methods & Resources

  • Getting to know each other: Introductions
  • Becoming familiar with Canvas, the Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Introduction to Markets and the Market Systems Framework
  • Moderated discussions
  • Hands-on exercises in Canvas, the LMS
  • Articles
  • Educational video
  • Webinar

Module 2: Markets as Systems (4 weeks)

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Instructional Methods & Resources

 

  • Systems Elements: Boundaries, Environment, Feedback, Leverage Points
  • Articulating a clear operational or management problem
  • Moderated discussions
  • Articles
  • Educational videos
  • Small Group Work to review case studies
  • Coaching
  • Research Assignment #1: Research Problem, Context & Rational
  • Webinar

Module 3: Complex Adaptive Systems (5 weeks)

 

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Instructional Methods & Resources

  • Complex Adaptive Systems Elements: Adaptation, Self-Organization, Emergence
  • Qualitative tools & frameworks to develop feedback mechanisms
  • Research Plan & Tools
  • Lessons from the field about adaptation
  • Educational videos
  • Articles
  • Moderated discussions
  • Small group work to review case studies
  • Research Assignment #2: Research Plan & Tools
  • Coaching
  • Webinar

Module 4: Adaptive Management (4 weeks)

 

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Instructional Methods & Resources

  • Analyzing qualitative data
  • Applying adaptive management in our work
  • Synthesis & Analysis of field work
  • Webinar
  • Coaching
  • Moderated Discussion
  • Articles
  • Assignment #3: Final Report on Field Research