QPLA LEaD PD Intensive 2021

Chaos vs Complexity: reimagining relevance

Program QPLA-LEaD-PD-program-FINAL

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Day One
Session 1Decision making in a complex and ever-changing world – Phil Slade, Decida
Session 2Relating, communicating, and navigating human complexity in the modern world – Phil Slade, Decida
Session 3Tree of Life Creative Exercise – Deb Miles, QPLA
Session 4Skills for library advocacy in COVID-normal times – Shane Rowlands, MBRC
Day Two
Session 1 + 2Patrick Hollingworth: An Introduction to the World Today


Complicated vs Complex, what is the difference and how do we respond?

Session 3Patrick Hollingworth: Complexity conceptual frameworks


A tool for understanding and working through complexity – includes practical session


Day one

Behavioural economist, psychologist, award-winning musician, author and co-founder of Decida, Phil has a driving belief that we can solve most of the social, environmental , economic and political problem around the globe if we all become slightly better decision makers.

Phil makes neuroscience simple, interesting and fun, highlighting irrational ‘blind-spots’, increasing awareness of cognitive biases that influence perception and behaviour, and inspiring people to become less reactive, and more responsive. His humour, casual approach and unique background has made him a sought-after speaker, helping people to master their own choices and design their own destiny.

Day two

Complexity scientist Patrick Hollingworth will facilitate a two-day event to help the library industry come to grips with the uncertainty and disorder of the current global environment. Patrick will challenge us to make sense of this new world and to harness the emerging opportunities being presented. Using bodies of knowledge from the natural and social sciences, Patrick will help participants develop an understanding of how complex systems function, and then share an approach for complexity absorption and leadership.

Shane Rowlands, Team Leader – Art Activation at Moreton Bay Regional Council will also be a feature presenter at this exciting event. Shane will focus on the importance of advocacy and the ability to tell compelling stories for the survival and growth of our sector.

Lunch each day kindly sponsored by MDM Entertainment and Bolinda with Afternoon tea sponsored by The Book House

Stay on for the soiree event on 3 February from 6pm, North Lakes Library*

Drinks, canapes, arts and cultural showcase sponsored by Peter Pal

The evening will also include the Local Government Awards, and a cheque presentation by Local Buy.

*Libraries are operating in line with Queensland’s Covid Safe Future Roadmap, including adhering to social distancing requirements.

Level 2, The Corso, North Lakes
Wednesday 3 and Thursday 4 February

3 February from 6pm, North Lakes Library
Drinks, canapés, arts and cultural showcase sponsored by Peter Pal including Local Government Awards and cheque presentation from Local Buy.