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Webinar: Shifting Mental Models To Advance Systems Change

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Monday, June 17, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
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When it comes to doing the work of systems change, many organizations find that shifting mental models—mindsets and deeply held beliefs that influence how we think, what we do, and how we talk—within their stakeholders is one of the most challenging yet critical components to activate real and lasting change.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 conditions—how to promote and encourage mindset shifts within your stakeholders and communities. We’ll hear 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.

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

If you’ve ever wondered about how to tackle one of the most difficult components of systems change, register for this learning discussion.

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

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, we recommend a review of 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—an article that 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.

For more information, please contact Tracy Timmons-Gray at

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