Based on the research of Julian Day (PhD), home of the Systemic Stairway™
Developing practical capability to manage and facilitate real impact and real change in complex situations
We exist to develop leaders and managers as skilled facilitators equipped with practical collaboration and systems methodologies and tools to create real change and impact in complex business and project situations.
Do extraordinary things with the people you work
Collaboration is too important to be treated merely as an interpersonal skill and self-development. Collaborations have designs, some more productive than others.
We have robust and practical collaboration theory and methodologies for deliberately designing, managing and facilitating intelligent strategic and operational project, performance and change management conversations you require to succeed.
Accelerate shared learning
Create manageability in complex situations
Secure agreement on key priorities
Collaborate intelligently to get things done
Collaboration methodologies and courses
Learn the theory, methodologies, practices and tools that underpin the Design, Management and Facilitation of deliberate collaboration in strategic and operational conversations. Boost the shared learning and agreement you require to create manageability and success in your organisational projects, performance and change management initiatives, no matter how complex.
Theory & frameworks
Gain a deep understanding of the theory underlying collaboration and conversation design, and the Systemic Stairway™. Systemic Collaboration is a practical methodology that enables you to diagnose dysfunctional conversation networks, design productive conversations and facilitate intelligent collaboration.
Method & tools
The cornerstone methodology. The Systemic Stairway™ is a practical, reusable collaboration design that can be used by managers and leaders to boost collective intelligence and identify and agree on key priorities in team problem-solving and decision-making processes in a wide variety of strategic and operational situations. The Systemic Stairway™ has been taught to and is used by thousands.
Execute & implement
Deepen and enrich practical facilitation skills necessary for implementing and executing productive collaboration across a wide range of complex team, project and organisational challenges. This is an advanced facilitator course that can only be completed once you have done our Manage Collaboration course.
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What we do
Training, Projects and Programmes
Facilitation and Consulting Workshops
Root Cause Analysis
Problem-solving and Sense-making
Founder & creator
Julian Day started to experiment with new ways to address the IT implementation problem after having worked in the industry for 20 years as a software developer, systems analyst and project manager. Julian’s research culminated in a PhD entitled “The Design of Collaborative Projects”. Julian developed practical methodologies (the Systemic Stairway™ being a cornerstone) for enabling diverse people to collaborate intelligently in all types of complex situations. Julian has used his methodologies as a facilitator to help many top organisations manage their complex situations and implement their projects successfully. He teaches at prestigious business schools in Southern Africa and has trained thousands of people who find his methodologies practical and useful.
What else would you like to know?
Organisations are collaborative enterprises that function via networks of conversation. The viability of your organisations depends on the effectiveness of these conversation networks, on your ability to collaborate. Use case applications: