Navigating Complex Organisational Issues (Wed Apr 23)

"Navigating Complex Issues"  Wednesday April 23

What can we do to draft policy and develop strategy when the goalposts won’t stop moving?

The world is fast becoming  interconnected, uncertain and complex in ways previously unimagined. Doing business, whether Public or Private is getting tougher …

Organisations are struggling to keep pace with this complexity and require more contemporary skills to make sense of their shifting landscapes.  This full day workshop will assist participants to build greater insight around complex issues so that more meaningful design and action becomes possible.

We can no longer assume that the methods that worked in the past will work as well, or even work at all.  The future is highly unpredictable as patterns of activity, behaviour and interaction continue to shift and change. Creating organisations that remain resilient and agile in times of uncertainty requires new ways of thinking and acting. Those who stay within the perceived safety of the way things have always been done will, sooner or later, fail.

This session will outline a number of ways of working that are more akin to how we operate naturally as human beings, rather than how we try to operate in rigid corporate hierarchies. In such complex environments we need to manage the potential of the present by thoughtfully navigating our way forward, rather than putting plans in place for idealised future states that in all likelihood will never be attained, or even remain relevant over time.  We need new approaches to enable better navigation of our uncertain community and business environments.

The premise behind this hands-on experiential training is that if an issue is truly complex, A+B will not and equal C, therefore the manner in which we need to move forward becomes quite different to that which we might be used to.  The session will provide participants with a range of methods to increase their ability to navigate and gain traction on their complex issues, so that pragmatic action can evolve and progress can be implemented.

Session: "Navigating Complex Issues"
When: Wednesday April 23
Where: Airlie Leadership Development Centre
Value: $495/person or $450/Early Bird or group rate

Enquiries can be directed to Frank on 0400 109272 or at


Complex Navigation Flyer

“The “Navigating Complex Issues workshop” was an exceptional activity to make sense of the concept of complexity and gain practical tools for navigating complex issues. I appreciated the meaningful opportunity to interact with other participants and deeply question the what, why and how of the tools we explored. I ended the day with confidence in my emerging capability to navigate complexity and new contacts. An excellent professional development session masterfully facilitated by Frank Connolly.”  (Helen Palmer – Change Facilitator)

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About the Author

Frank Connolly is the Principal of “Think Quick”, a business that adds value through thinking differently. His work history covers all sectors and includes initiatives that have yielded bottom line benefit in the 10’s of millions of dollars.

Frank has worked across Australia, South East Asia, China, the Middle East and Africa where he has trained and facilitated multiple thinking methods and been acknowledged by Edward de Bono as one of the foremost practitioners of the de Bono thinking methods worldwide.

Frank believes strongly that if we can improve the way we think, the actions that follow also improve.


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