Spring 2018





Leading Emergence: Creating Adaptive Space in Response to Complex Challenge

Term: 
Spring 2018
Online: 
No
Course Number: 
DYNM 603 001
Schedule: 
Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
Schedule: 
Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm
Schedule: 
Sunday 8:00am-12:00pm
Day(s): 
Friday
Day(s): 
Saturday
Day(s): 
Sunday
Instructor: 

ARENA, MICHAEL J

Prerequisite(s): 
Permit requests for non-DYNM students: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/lps/graduate/dynamics/course-permit
Primary Program: 
Organizational Dynamics
Course Note: 
DYNM Categories: F, A; DYNM Concentration: LMC. Meeting Schedule: 1/27-28; 2/12; 3/2-4, 26; 4/7-8
Course Description: 

This course is a hybrid of in-person and virtual meetings on the following schedule:

In Person: 1/27-28; 3/2-4; 4/7-8
Virtual: 2/12; 3/26

This seminar is designed to be highly experiential so that participants can engage in the practices necessary to enable innovation and adaptation. Participants will examine emergent innovation theory by addressing the dynamics and conditions in which ideas emerge in an informal manner, garner organizational attention, and gain momentum towards becoming successful innovations or bold changes within complex organizations. This will include examining the need for adaptive space in generating value that drives growth by enabling an environment of idea generation, entrepreneurship and innovation while leveraging the benefits of existing, formal systems to scale these ideas. Participants will explore and engage in such topics as creative experimentation, idea emergence, organizational network analysis, social capital, design thinking, organizational analytics and complexity leadership.