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Systems Thinking, Ethics and Innovation

Develop your expertise in complex systems and strategic thinking
Join academic experts for a four-day Executive Education course covering systems thinking, ethics, psychology, complex systems and innovation for leaders in their fields.

Why is the Systems Thinking, Ethics and Innovation program needed?

With the rapid emergence of new technologies, some of which are co-driven by artificial intelligence, business as usual no longer suffices and new thinking is needed to understand how these changes will impact on society.

Who should attend?

Participants will be leaders in their fields with an interest in the impact of new information technologies on society. They will also have a strong interest in dynamic decision-making, complex systems and ethical strategic thinking.

What's in the program? 

This four-day intensive course is designed to encourage participants to consider the role and significance of systems thinking when operating in complex environments in which ethics, codes of conduct and innovation are fundamental to understanding future problems and enabling change.

Participants in this course will critically examine how these systems can be applied and developed through case studies focusing on ethics, complex systems and innovation with regard to decision-making: understanding bias and influencing and communicating values and culture.

The four presenters in this course are senior academics with significant professional experience in systems thinking, ethics, psychology, complex systems and innovation.

  • Day 1: Applied Ethics and Communication
  • Day 2: Systems Thinking and Modelling
  • Day 3: Reacting to and Creating Innovations
  • Day 4: Scenario Simulation Workshop
Course dates: 

November/December 2020

Location: The University of Sydney Business School
Sydney CBD Campus
Level 17, 133 Castlereagh St
Sydney NSW 2000
Cost:  $3,750 ex GST

Program Directors

Associate Professor Jean Bogais

Associate Professor Jean Bogais is Director of the Systems Thinking and Innovation Program at the University of Sydney Business School. A Paris-Sorbonne educated sociologist and social and cross-cultural psychologist, his principal research, teaching and practice interests include ethics and systems thinking.

He designs, teaches and evaluates experimental education programs to test different ways of thinking to help military and civilian specialists incorporate ethics into their interaction with sophisticated hardware.

Professor Clinton Free

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Professor Clinton Free was appointed Academic Director of Executive Education and Global Executive MBA Program Director at the University of Sydney Business School in 2019.

He brings a wealth of international experience to the role, previously teaching MBA programs at Oxford University, Cornell University and the Queen’s School of Business.