Video description:
Stanford Webinar presented by Stanford’s Leadership for Sustainability program
Systems Innovation: Strategies for Tackling Complexity and Scale
Speaker: Banny Banerjee, Stanford University

Imagine having a single, well-defined problem. It’s enough to make you nostalgic. Whatever our perspective—individual, organizational, or institutional—we are being increasingly confronted with complexity and uncertainty. Faced with profound challenges like sustainability, our toolbox of traditional leadership models and “business as usual” techniques fall short. Using yesterday’s solutions to address today’s needs could compromise our future.

The issues we face are critical, multidimensional, and rapidly changing, requiring entirely new forms of innovation, decision-making, and leadership. Even if we have vision, we still need the right tools to execute large-scale change. In this webinar, Stanford School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences Professor Banny Banerjee examines the most effective strategies to help you navigate complex challenges.

This webinar is intended to give you a sampling of the curriculum in our Stanford Leadership for Sustainability Executive Education program, September 11-13, 2017.

You’ll learn how to:

Take a systems-based approach to innovation
Apply Prof. Banerjee’s framework to address different types of challenges
Implement leadership models that promote systemic change
Incorporate principles of scale to get the results you want

About the Speaker:

Banny Banerjee is Director of Stanford ChangeLabs, and teaches Design Innovation and Strategy at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (Stanford University’s His area of expertise is the use of Design Thinking for strategic initiatives and large-scale transformations directed towards sustainable futures. Regarded as one of the leading experts on innovation strategy in the area of sustainable transformations, he is now working with the Stanford Dean of the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences Pamela Matsonto shape a new academic degree program around System Transformation.

Please contact us at [email protected] or 650-204-3984.


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