Disruptive Trends: Complexity Science for Consultants

Jun 18, 2019 01:00pm -
Jun 18, 2019 02:00pm

Event Description

It's Not Complicated!
How can Complexity Science help Consultants?

As AI evolves from fantasy to practical reality, consultants need to adjust their consulting practices accordingly.  AI has highlighted the need for enlightened managers to understand and embrace the rapidly evolving field of complexity science.  Complexity science has a wide variety of practical applications to business practice, from marketing to finance to operations and human resource management.  Complexity provides a paradigm-shifting way of examining business problems that provides managers a complementary tool to AI and data-driven solutions.  Given the freshness of approach and the current context of business transformation, complexity science will continue to grow in interest and importance to clients in all industries.  This webinar will introduce the basics of complexity science and provide applicable ideas for how complexity thinking can enhance your consulting offering.

How does this apply to my consulting practice?
Complexity affects all aspects of an organization's activity from strategy formation through to marketing implementation and human resource management.  As such, knowledge of complexity science provides a set of tools that can complement and leverage the consultant's toolbox and skill set.

How does this apply to my clients?
As the business becomes ever more connected and global, and as new technologies change the competitive landscape, the context of business becomes ever more complex.  Knowledge of the tools and techniques of complexity science is an absolute must for competitive success in this new environment.

Learning outcomes:

  • Basics of complexity science
  • Why complexity matters to clients
  • The importance of the complexity phenomenon of emergence 
  • How complexity thinking complements traditional (complicated) thinking
  • How complexity complements AI
  • How to integrate complexity into your consulting practice


Delivery: Online
CPD: 1 point
Cost: members - FREE
         non-members - $35


About Rick Nason, PhD, CFA:
As an international consultant and founding partner with RSD Solutions Inc., Dr Nason has advised and developed programs on complexity, valuation, risk measurement, risk management and risk strategy for major global corporations, international financial institutions, government agencies and several academic institutions with global reach. 
As an Associate Professor of Finance at Dalhousie University he has been voted Professor of the Year several times and been awarded many distinguished awards including the A. Gordon Archibald Award for Teaching Excellence. Rick is also the author of It’s Not Complicated: The Art and Science of Complexity in Business, a book on complexity published by University of Toronto Press.

About Douglas Reid, Phd:
Douglas Reid has worked for a former Premier of Ontario, as a Chief of Staff to a provincial Cabinet Minister, and as an advisor to companies and corporate managers for over 30 years in Canada, the US, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. In 1998 he joined the faculty of the business school at Queen’s University and today his efforts focus on helping busy executives translate evidence into action by combining innovative educational experiences with one-on-one development – all grounded in management research about what works in practice. Doug is currently conducting research for an upcoming book on the use and (mis)management of measurement.  

Event Type:Online Learning
Early registration ends on May 23, 2019.
Regular registration starts on May 24, 2019 and ends on Jun 17, 2019.
Late registration starts on Jun 18, 2019.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)