Global Systems Initiatives exists to help leaders in the policy community understand and apply systems thinking in addressing the critical national and global challenges of our times.
With vital systems in various stages of breakdown (energy, economy, climate, resource scarcity, environmental degradation, criminal and terrorist networks, militant extremism, failing states, etc.), new ways of thinking and acting are needed.
As Einstein said, 'You cannot solve problems with the same mind that created them.' Global Systems Initiatives works with decision-makers to build the capacity to think and act systemically, bringing the best of what we know from the systems, complexity, and applied behavioral sciences to the governance processes by which policies that affect the lives of people and planet are crafted and implemented.
Global Systems Initiatives was founded and is directed by Louise Diamond, Ph.D. A systems thinker for 35 years, Louise has brought this approach to the international conflict resolution community through the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy, which she co-founded with Ambassador John McDonald in 1992. A global peacebuilder, author, consultant, and trainer, Louise has collaborated with and inspired official and grass-roots leaders around the world to make a difference in their communities. She is known for her creative vision and her transformative action to create positive systems change. Learn more about Louise here, or contact Louise here.
Other consultants associated with Global Systems Initiatives and participating in its programs include:
- Ambassador John McDonald, The Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy, www.imtd.org
- Glenda Eoyang, Ph.D., Human Systems Dynamics Institute, www.hsdinstitute.org
- David Peter Stroh, Ph.D., Bridgeway Partners, www.bridgewaypartners.com
- Lorelei Kelly, www.newstrategicsecurityinitiative.org
- Alan K. Betts, Atmospheric Research, www.alanbetts.com
- James O'Dea, www.JamesODea.com