Shared Learning Webinar
Trans-Atlantic Conversations - Vector Theory of Change with Dave Snowden

Trans-Atlantic Conversations - Vector Theory of Change with Dave Snowden


About this event

Following on from our last session, and continuing the theme of measurement in a complex world, our next session will feature the Vector Theory of Change, with Dave Snowden.

When cause and effect are impossible to perceive, and isolating problems only makes the entanglements and relationships more obvious, things get a bit complex. Linear and outcome focussed change models will struggle to be effective in such contexts; something else is needed.

Vector Theory of Change is a way of looking at change in complex systems in a cyclical process. The cyclical process enables you to capture opportunities to effect meaningful change by understanding the here and now, and how the system is likely to shift and change.

There is a short but comprehensive explanation of Vector Theory of Change available by following this link [opens in new window].



Dave Snowden is founder and Chief Scientific Officer of The Cynefin Company and Director of the Cynefin Centre. His work is international in nature and covers government and industry looking at complex issues relating to strategy and organisational decision-making.  He has pioneered a science-based approach to organisations drawing on anthropology, neuroscience, and complex adaptive systems theory.

He is a popular and passionate keynote speaker on a range of subjects and is well known for his pragmatic cynicism and iconoclastic style.

Dave holds positions as an extraordinary Professor at the Universities of Pretoria and Stellenbosch as well as visiting Professor at the University of Hull. He held the position of senior fellow at the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies at Nanyang University and the Civil Service College in Singapore during a sabbatical period in Nanyang.

He previously worked for IBM where he was a Director of the Institution for Knowledge Management and founded the Cynefin Centre for Organisational Complexity; 

Dave’s full biography is available by following this link [opens in new window].

Further information about this event will be added soon