Create 
systems
change

Our mission is to enable change-makers to effectively address wicked problems by creating systems change. We do this by providing the knowledge, tools, and support they need to strengthen and transition solution ecosystems in their communities.

 

Programs underpinned by complexity

Build your knowledge in complexity and gain system change skills through a range of capacity building programs.

 

 

monitor (2).png

Tools to visualise + measure system change

Visualise, measure and strengthen system change activities with The Tool for Systemic Change.

Support for system change practitioners

Feel supported in your system change journey with mentoring by system scholar-practitioners. 

With the Tool for Systemic Change

Visualise + measure
systems change 

 
01 / Make system  change visible
02 / Take targeted action to strengthen system change
03 / Track + measure system changes 

To change a system you need to better understand it. The Tool for Systemic Change enables you to map and visualise solution ecosystems. Solution ecosystems include all the initiatives and partnering organisations that are working on a wicked problem or opportunity in a place. The Tool enables your to visualise these systems through the creation of Transition Cards, Ecosystem Maps, SDGs Alignment Cards and Thematic SDGs Network Maps.

Discover how your solution ecosystem is performing and what actions can be taken to strengthen it with the Tool for Systemic Change. Transition Cards and Ecosystem Maps enable you to understand the dynamics and structure of your ecosystem. The SDG features enable you to see the contributions of the ecosystem to the 17 SDGs and 169 targets. This enables stakeholders to see their place within the system, the contributions that are being made to a system's transition or SDGs, and where targeted action can be taken to strengthen it. 

Solution ecosystems are dynamic, adaptive, and constantly changing. Capturing changes enables stakeholders to see the system's activity over time. The Tool for Systemic Change tracks changes to systems dynamics using Wicked Lab's framework, as well as the 17 SDGs and 169 targets, and reports within the tool provide you with data to measure and evaluate system change. 

kisspng-imac-macbook-pro-macbook-air-moc
Screen Shot 2021-03-03 at 4.07.31 pm.png
kisspng-ipad-template-computer-icons-com
Screen Shot 2021-03-03 at 4.13.43 pm.png
 

Embrace Complexity 

Capacity building programs 

Introduction to Complexity

This one-day workshop is designed to build your team's understanding of wicked problems, why a complexity approach is best suited to address this unique type of problem and how communities and governments can work better together using Wicked Labs's framework.

Challenge
Lab

Delivered in partnership with Community Capacity Builders, Challenge Labs support local and/or state governments to develop or strengthen systems-aware social enterprises in their communities, that can contribute towards addressing a chosen wicked problems.

Ecosystem Transition Program

This three-part program will rapidly build your understanding of wicked problems, Wicked Lab's framework, and how the Tool for Systemic Change can help you create systems change.

Complex Systems Leadership Program

This rigorous and evidence-rich three-unit program is designed for those who want to see the evidence that explains why and how the Wicked Lab framework and Tool for Systemic Change can help you understand and address wicked problems.

Systemic Innovation Lab

​​Systemic Innovation Labs aim to address wicked problems by incorporating multi-stakeholder collaboration and a systemic design process into system transitions. This program is designed for multi-stakeholder teams addressing wicked problems in their community and supports them through a six-stage process called FEMLAS.

 

Systems
change
case studies

Using a complexity approach

University
01 / Food security
Systemic Innovation Lab

The South West Food Community, led by Edith Cowan University

is a Systemic Innovation Lab that focuses on addressing food security in rural Western Australia.

Government
02 / Financing systems change for disaster resilience

The Tool for Systemic Change is being used to measure and strengthen the portfolio of initiatives funded under South Australia's Disaster Resilience Grants. 

Social Enterprise
03 / Collective of social enterprises

Moving Feast is a collective of food focused social enterprises that have joined forces to transform Victoria’s food system to be fair, connected and regenerative. The collective are using the Tool for Systemic Change to visualise, strengthen and measure their systems change efforts.

Government
04/ Greening Systemic Innovation Lab

Greening Marion is a Systemic Innovation Lab in South Australia focused on addressing greening in the City of Marion.  The lab is a partnership between state and local government - City of Marion and Green Adelaide.

Research

Underpinned by research

All our programs, framework and Tool are underpinned by robust, peer-reviewed research. Read the growing list of publications here

Focused on practice

Learn from system change scholar-practitioners appling our framework and using the Tool for Systemic Change through a range of peer-reviewed case study publications.

Clients

TheUniversityOfMelbourne2.png
socialenterprisenetworkvictoria2.png
cityofmarion2.png
csiro2.png
Windesheim2.png
cityofholdfastbay2.png
cityofonkaparinga2.png
SAFRESC2.png
GreenAdelaide2.png
zwolle2.png
movingfeast2.png
Savethechildren2.png
KU2.png
UniversityOfOtago2.png
ECU2.png
Think&ActDifferently2.png

Contact us

 
Get in touch to see how we can support you with the knowledge, skills and tools to create systems change.