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New Energy Economy Summer Series: Dissolving Complex Problems in the New Energy Economy
Monday, July 11, 2011 - 8:00am to Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 5:00pm

Dates:  July 11-12
Instructors:  Pamela Morgan and Beatrice Benne

THE ELECTRIC ENERGY SYSTEM HAS EVOLVED OVERTIME TO BECOME INCREASINGLY COMPLEX.   This system now faces undesirable problems that interact with one another to create "messes." Resolving these messes requires a system approach.  A system approach allows stakeholders in an electric energy system to explore messes through a cross-organizational learning process whose goal is to help participants perceive undesirable trends in the system; visualize the system structure generating those trends; formulate questions that enable authentic and deep inquiry into assumptions and beliefs; collaboratively create powerful shared visions and desired outcomes that escape “either-or” dilemmas; and identify strategies for systemic changes that have a greater likelihood of producing the desired outcomes over time.

 

Registration information online at: www.pdx.edu/cps/new-energy-economy-summer-series