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Complexity Remastered – a new take on our courses for 2017

Thanks to all of you who have been in touch about our courses over the last months. We’re trying to keep up with all your requests and spread our energy around the world!


In 2015 & 2016 we ran some really popular courses in Europe, North America, New Zealand, Australia, and even online. It was an amazing opportunity to meet people working at the pointy end of labs, as well as people who were looking to launch new labs.


We found there were some great outcomes, and we tracked the stories of people who have gone on to use what they learnt to give their lab a fine tune, a complete overhaul, and do the hard work to get their lab off the ground. But, in true lab mode, we’re never fully happy, we always see improvements to be made.


So in 2017 we relaunched our courses in a new microsite, with more information and an outline of our locations for 2017 and the beginning of 2018 –


One of the major changes we’re making is to the format and the team who will be delivering them.


You gave us feedback that the content was great, but what really brought it to life was having a facilitator, Zaid Hassan, who had ‘been there’. His stories brought the content into context, and helped people see it from multiple angles. This made it easier to see how it could be applied to their own challenges.


So we’re delighted to announce that we’ve bolstered our delivery team for the courses, to include the very talented Angela Pugh and Manish Jain. You can read a little more about them here.


Secondly, people were telling us that whilst the workshop format was good, they felt like the opportunity to get to know other people on the course was of great value as well. As we know from social labs – building social capital amongst participants can create all sorts of possibilities for collaboration in the future.


So we’re going to be running the majority of our 2017 courses in retreat-style residential format, meaning we have the opportunity to really go deep in our time together, and form some meaningful bonds, in some amazing locations. Check out the list!


With these changes, we’ve had to put the prices of the courses up, but we feel like the increased value of having three experiences facilitators, and the opportunity to create strong networks and shared culture with some of the leading lights of social and environmental change work around the world, makes this a really good opportunity for people.


So, if you’re looking for training in how to develop strategic responses to complex challenges, for yourself or for your team, head over to and join us in 2017!