The First Systemic Modelling™ Training

We’ve just finished three days of fun, tears, learning, laughter and Ayurvedic food. The latter isn’t actually part of the training but Shaun felt that if we were modelling our unconscious processes and developing group level processes we could add in another layer of finding food types to keep us healthy.

We always knew it would be a pilot and there was some unexpected learning. The first big shift in our thinking is that people need to have experienced the process first before they come along on the Core Skills training. The four people with the least experience of the process all did really well. They’re spotting patterns and applying the models alongside those who had some experience of the process. And we were aware that we were asking them to learn and apply something without having had a feel for the impact of the process when it is being done well.

Starting with, “What would you like to know before we begin?” we modelled the diverse requirements people want to have fulfilled and answered before they can be present in the room and open to learning something new.

We ran Systemic Modelling exercises and played a pattern spotting game to trigger some of our own vulnerabilities, buttons, values. And we unpacked any resulting conflicts (within or between individuals) as they arose.

We developed our tracking skills and modelled one another’s strategies to improve our own performance. Then we set ourselves, and one another developmental tasks to gain more flexibility and to try out new behaviours.

We had people walking out of exercises to deliberately miss things, we had people speaking first, speaking fourth, voicing opinions and asking random questions – we had people disagreeing, trying on new personas and deliberately softening their hearts when others are breaking rules.

Always practising that move from contempt towards curiosity.

Caitlin Walker

Caitlin is the founding director of Training Attention and developer of Systemic Modelling. Author of From Contempt to Curiosity, she is the architect of innovative projects that transform workplaces, classrooms and communities.

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Caitlin is the founding director of Training Attention and developer of Systemic Modelling. Author of From Contempt to Curiosity, she is the architect of innovative projects that transform workplaces, classrooms and communities.

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