Building systems change capacity with Save the Children UK
This February Wicked Lab began working with Save the Children UK. Wicked Lab building the capacity of their Children’s Communities and Local System Change team to take a complexity approach in leading systemic change.
Led by Paul Perkins, Head of Local Systems Change, this project will focus on how a systemic innovation, complex adaptive systems and ecosystem approach can support the place based system change work of Save the Children across the UK.
Addressing Wicked Problems - Recording available
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Organisational Complex Systems Leadership Program.
Do you need to build the capacity of your team to lead systems change? Our organisational Complex Systems Leadership Program provides teams with the knowledge, skills and tools for addressing complex (wicked) problems. Reserve your place now.
Conferences + Presentations
Call for papers ‘Complexity Stream’ for the 11th International Social Innovation Research Conference is Now Open
The International Social Innovation Research Conference (ISIRC) is the world’s leading interdisciplinary social innovation research conference. The conference brings together scholars from across the globe to discuss social innovation from a variety of perspectives. Since 2017, the Conference has had a ‘Social Innovation & Complexity Stream’ that is Co-chaired by Wicked Lab’s CIO Dr Sharon Zivkovic. ISIRC 2019 will be hosted by The Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health, Glasgow Caledonian University from Monday 2nd to Wednesday 4th September 2019. Read more here
Annual Conference of the International Research Society for Public Management
Wicked Lab’s CIO Dr Sharon Zivkovic will be presenting in the ‘Advancing governance networks theory and working with social complexity’ panel at the 23rd Annual Conference of the International Research Society for Public Management: ReNewing Public Management for Stewardship, Innovation andImpact, 16 - 18 April 2019, Wellington. The title of Sharon’s presentation is ‘Supporting practitioners to measure systems change when addressing wicked problems’.
Impact Boom interview with Dr Sharon Zivkovic On Tackling Wicked Problems & Creating Positive Impact With Systemic Design
Tom Allen interviewed Wicked Lab's CIO Sharon Zivkovic last December. Listen or read the transcript as Sharon discusses the differences between simple and complicated problems and provides insight on how communities and governments can best tackle complex issues with effective approaches.
You can listen to the interview here
Winner of South Australian Environmental Educator of the year 2018
Wicked Lab’s Dr Sharon Zivkovic was award 2018 South Australian Environmental Educator of the year and was finalist in the national award. We congratulate Sharon’s outstanding achievements in environmental education and commitment to education for sustainability.
Every year Chapters of Australian Association for Environmental Education are encouraged to nominate a member who has achieved significant outcomes for an Annual Award for Outstanding Contribution to Environmental Education in Australia.
Zivkovic, S.(2018) 'Systemic innovation labs: a lab for wicked problems', Social Enterprise Journal, https://doi.org/10.1108/SEJ-04-2018-0036
Zivkovic, S., & Woods, C. (forthcoming), ‘Social innovation and complexity: a diverse field?', Emergence, Complexity and Organisation
Zivkovic, S. (forthcoming), ‘Increasing the Impact of a Complex Systems Leadership Program', Emergence, Complexity and Organisation