Meeting: Living Systems Principles: From Theory to Application

When & Where
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street [between Telegarph & Broadway]
Oakland, CA 94612
November 19, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
510 681 8699


LIVING SYSTEMS PRINCIPLES: From Theory to Application
with Beatrice Benne

The complexity of our society’s social-ecological challenges (environment, health, education, etc.) calls for a paradigm shift from our “mechanistic” to an “ecological” or living systems worldview, which has emerged from living systems sciences over the last century. The challenge for change agents working in a field mainly shaped by a mechanistic worldview is two-fold: first, to develop an understanding of how life and living systems work and, second, to translate that understanding into applications and business strategies that have the potential for addressing multiple problems simultaneously while transforming systemic structures and organizational models.

In this presentation, Beatrice will introduce key living systems principles and the associated mind shifts required to addressing our society’s challenges from a whole systems perspective. She will then illustrate how the principles are being applied to the fields of complexity economics, strategic management, organizational change, and regenerative design and development. She hopes her presentation will generate a lively conversation about the benefits and challenges of working from an ecological and holistic mindset!

Humanist Hall is wheelchair accessible around the corner at 411 28th Street

$5 donations are expected