Get a taste of hsd essentials

Virtual event

December 02

leaders and changemakers

You don’t have to be rattled by the complexity and chaos of our times

HSD essentials was made for this moment, so you can still succeed even if everything is shifting.


February 22, 2022

Registration ends

February 10, 2022

We are getting ready for the next cohort!

If you want to find out once we are ready please fill in the form below and we will notify you.

Interested in HSD US & Europe (#4)

This is a different kind of journey

In HSD essentials you learn how to move forward without needing to know it all.

Experience authentic confidence that makes it easier to generate new ideas and move them into action.

Grow your capacity to deal with increasing amounts of complexity in everyday life.

Cultivate flexible and adaptive responses, even in challenging circumstances.

Mapping the future for yourself, your organization and beyond

HSD essentials is an introductory program to Human Systems Dynamics, a new way of perceiving, thinking and acting. HSD allows leaders and changemakers to deal with exponential change when your current methods, tools, and concepts can’t keep up.


For leaders and changemakers who are...

Needing to decide and act in unknown and unknowable conditions.

Finding it impossible to produce predictable results when everything keeps changing.

Wondering whether a proven track record of experience has any value anymore.

Looking to respond to the unexpected with authentic confidence rather than self-doubt.


Just enough theory and just enough practice to generate wise action

A six week journey

There are two interrelated sessions each week that include a brief introduction to HSD concepts, models, and methods followed by real-time activities to apply these new perspectives to your challenges and opportunities.

  • Two paradigms of thought that limit and/or expand your capacity to cope with uncertainty and respond effectively.

  • An introduction to foundational HSD principles and practices to generate understanding and action in human systems that you can’t predict or control.
  • Patterns that characterize complex adaptive systems

  • Patterns that allow you to work more effectively within complex adaptive systems.
  • Conditions for deep learning to develop adaptive capacities through innovation and imagination

  • How to move beyond “stuckness” by recognizing and attending to multiple levels of scale. 

  • Characteristics of change in unpredictable settings and identifying opportunities to influence that change.
  • Building your adaptive capacity to respond to unpredictable change by seeing patterns in the world around you 

  • Understanding the implications and meanings of patterns in your systems  

  • Responding to emergent patterns with wise, informed action.
  • How to navigate multiple perspectives and discern which one to apply in your current situation.

  • How to move forward amid the messiness and complexity of competing priorities 
  • Distinguish between traditional, linear change, and emergent, complex, adaptive change processes 

  • Explore an approach to influence change in complex adaptive systems that:
    1. Generates coherence with minimum constraint
    2. Supports adaptation over time
    3. Builds connection across and within all levels of the system

December 2

Learn how to thrive in disorienting times

Get a taste of HSD essentials

Join us to sample a learning experience for a new way of perceiving, thinking, and acting.

We are getting ready for the next cohort!

If you want to find out once we are ready please fill in the form below and we will notify you.

Interested in HSD US & Europe (#4)

The Program

We meet twice a week, and each session is 2 hours long.

Each session is led by two facilitators.

The six week intensive is followed by two 90-minute integration sessions – one month and two months following the intensive.

To ensure quality and active participation, seats are limited.


$1850 USD

Registration closes on February 10


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Pre Launch

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Ends January 2

$ 1850 USD

General Price

Remaining seats.

Registration ends February 10

Installment Pricing

3 Monthly payments of

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5 seats available

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2 Monthly payments of

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Offer ends January 2


February 22 - March 25
HSD essentials sessions


Tue 22 & Fri 25, Feb

Tue 1 & Fri 4, March

Tue 8 & Fri 11, March

Tue 15 & Fri 17, March

Tue 22 & Fri 25, March

Tue 29 & Fri 1, April


Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia

8 - 10 am (UTC+8)


11 am - 1 pm (UTC+11)

New Zealand

1 - 3 pm (UTC+13)

Integration Sessions


Tue 26, April

Fri 27, May


Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia

8:00 - 10:30 am (UTC+8)


10:00-11:30 am (UTC+10)

New Zealand

12:00-12:30 pm (UTC+12)

Registration closes on February 10

Cancellation Policy
If you cancel 15 days before the event, you have the choice of a refund less 10% administration fee or applying the full amount to a future event. If you cancel after that date, you will receive a 50% refund.

Cancellations requested in the 14 day period prior to the first session will receive a 50% refund, with no cancellations after that period.

Ripple Effects

HSD Essentials is designed for impact. 

We have begun to identify ripples of impact by soliciting feedback not just from participants themselves, but also from their colleagues and family members.

In the first round of survey responses, 100% of survey respondents reported observing changes in program participants, and described how these changes have influenced their own thinking and behavior.

For example, V. is a senior leader in an industry that was high on the list of those disrupted by technological innovation prior to the pandemic. This turbulent environment has made adaptive capacity a critical industry priority.

Below is how V.’s colleague characterized the impact. 

Please note, we have changed the names of individuals and organizations to protect their identities.

V.’s thinking and behavior has changed after taking this course. Now, she’s asking more questions, seems more engaged in new ideas, and open to new ideas from others.

I have been excited to see a more open-ended approach from V. and (V.’s department) over the last several months.

This has changed my perspective…while I was at first worried about the approach and not sure it was aligned with the rest of the organization, I have come to appreciate the different approach of asking more open ended questions and taking time identifying the problem to be solved rather than quickly jumping to solutions and answers, and find myself trying to emulate that in some of my work as well.

Finally, I am slowing down and taking more time to ask questions and find deeper understanding. 

Our Guarantee

If, after having attended all sessions of the 6-week intensive and completed your homework, you cannot say that these sessions gave you new perspectives and options for action, we have a special offer for you.

We will provide you with two FREE one-on-one coaching 30-minute coaching sessions. Then, if you still do not have new strategies to move forward, we will refund your fee in full.


Monica Leon

Monica is an experienced OD practitioner, facilitator and coach who believes in tapping into the collective wisdom to co-create. A strategic thinker by nature, she specializes in sticky issues, complex systems, and innovative work practices that intertwine vertical development and achieving sustainable outcomes. These are a set of practices that expand the mindset capacity of individuals and organizations in having greater choice and outcome-focused flexibility.

Monica holds a BS with honors in Economics and International Studies from Wilson College, an MBA with distinction from UFSIA, Belgium, and a Master of Science in Organization Development from Pepperdine University, USA. She is an ACC ICF Coach and has been a certified Senior and Global Professional in Human Resources (SPHR & GPHR) since 2008. She has worked, lived, and studied in four continents.

Wendy Morris

Wendy C. Morris is an internationally recognized facilitator of learning and leadership development, especially for leading in complexity. She has designed more than 500 leadership development and engagement programs, while teaching at premier leadership centers in North America, Europe, and Asia. As a strategic thinking partner, she asks generative questions that enable her clients to find clarity that leads to wise action. She views training and leadership development as vehicles for leaders to become more agile, adaptive, effective, and whole.

Wendy works with 3 global networks for change: the Human Systems Dynamics Institute, the Presencing Institute, and the Art of Hosting community. She has a Master’s Degree in Human Development and is affiliated with two research and training centers at the University of Minnesota. Her work has received 25 awards for excellence and is informed by 19,000 hours of mindfulness and embodiment practice.


Stories of Impact

Read the stories below and learn how HSD is being used to influence change in complex systems.

The stories here are shared with permission.


What is HSD?

Human Systems Dynamics (HSD) is a field of theory and practice that builds Adaptive Capacity to help individuals and groups find options for action when prediction and control are impossible.

HSD has been used across sectors and around the world, wherever complex situations create seemingly intractable issues.

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