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June 3, 2019

Mental Models—otherwise known as deeply held beliefs, assumptions, and taken-for-granted ways of operating that influence how we think, what we do, and how we talk.

When it comes to doing the work of systems change, many organizations find that shifting mental models within their stakeholders is one of the most challenging yet critical components to activate real and lasting change. But what does it mean to “shift” mental models? Where would one start, and how does one overcome the many challenges that aim to keep historical mental models in place?

Following up on the earlier webinar The Six Conditions of Systems Change, join a discussion on June 17 with FSG and New Profit as we take a deeper dive into one of those specific conditionshow to promote and encourage mindset shifts within your stakeholders and communities. We’ll be hearing stories from the field from the national civic organization PushBlack and community-focused efforts from the Hogg Foundation as well as a primer on mental models from the Frameworks Institute.

If you’ve been wondering about how to tackle one of the most difficult components of systems change, this is a learning discussion not to miss.

Can’t make the webinar time? By registering, you will also be notified when the recording is available to watch at your convenience.

When: Monday, June 17
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm ET


Featured Speakers

  • Tammy Heinz, Program Officer, Hogg Foundation
  • Hayling Price, Senior Consultant, FSG
  • Darrell Scott, Founder, PushBlack
  • Julie Sweetland, Vice President for Strategy and Innovation, Frameworks Institute
  • Rick Ybarra, Program Officer, Hogg Foundation

This webinar is hosted in partnership with FSG, New Profit, and the Collective Impact Forum.

Recommended Resources for this Webinar

As this webinar is going a step deeper than an introduction, it’s recommended to review one or both of the below resources ahead of the event.

The Six Conditions of Systems Change – This webinar explores how one can tackle the concepts and conditions involved with systems change work.

The Water of Systems Change – This article aims to clarify what it means to shift the conditions holding problems in place and provides an actionable model for those interested in creating systems change.


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