Hybrid Training: Learn to Navigate Complexity

Training: Learn to Navigate Complexity

An online and on-the-job learning journey to learn to navigate complexity.

32 hours between 25 September – 27 November

We are more and more often confronted with complex social challenges. Ranging from big global issues such as climate change and COVID-19, to complex situations within our communities and organisations.

In complexity, there are always many actors and factors that are constantly on the move and mutually interdependent. Traditional blueprint approaches do not work, as these are suitable for linear cause and effect relations. In complexity, we need to learn to work with emergence.

The Complexity Navigator

Perspectivity has developed the Complexity Navigator, both a vision and a practical tool, based on proven methodologies and on many years of collective experience of working with complexity.

Learn to embrace complexity and dare to experiment with new approaches.

The Complexity Navigator helps you to unravel your situation and to find your starting point for action. You can use it over and over again as an assessment tool, whether you are at the start of a project or have been working on it for several weeks or months. The Navigator will help you to discover what deserves your attention right now and how you can move into action.

Taste the Navigator – Want to get a taste for what the Complexity Navigator is all about? Join the next online 1 hour taster. More info and register here. 


The training programme enables you to:

  • Become aware of the complex aspects of your current challenge(s)
  • Understand why we need new approaches to achieve social change in complexity
  • Learn to work with the Complexity Navigator to unravel your situation and find your starting point for action
  • Experience and experiment with the Navigator in your own professional environment.

Global attendance
We offer this as a hybrid training programme in which you can participate from anywhere in the world. The training consists of the following elements:

  • Five online group sessions during which you will participate in experiential exercises, have a chance to ask and get answers to your questions, reflect on your experiences and practice with the Navigator.
  • To prepare for the online sessions, you will receive selected learning materials to read and watch in advance.
  • You will be invited to keep a journal and form peer learning groups to support your learning process and to reflect on your insights and lessons throughout the training programme.
  • You will be asked to apply the Navigator to one or more complex challenges in your own professional setting.
  • And finally, you will participate in a Sprockler narrative inquiry to reflect on your experience and set learning intentions for the future.

Learning principles
These key learning principles guide the design and delivery of the training:

  • Focusing on three key themes: complexity and system change, Complexity Navigator and dialogue
  • Stacking: build on existing experience and knowledge
  • Being sensory rich: fun and engaging
  • Facilitating your learning flow
  • Fostering diversity and co-learning
  • Adaptive learning: practice and adapt over and over again


Before we kick-off together, we ask you to share your intentions for this training.

Zoom Friday 25 September, 9:30 – 10:30 AM CEST

  • Get into the hybrid learning mode
  • Get to know your peers

Module 1: Complexity and Systems Change
Zoom: Friday 2 October, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM CEST

  • Cynefin exercise: Is it complicated or complex?
  • Complex systems – boundaries and stakeholders

Module 2: Complexity Navigator & Dialogue
Zoom: Friday 9 October, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM CEST

  • Navigator principles and building blocks
  • Levels of listening and conversation
  • Navigator exercise

Apply the Navigator and the step-by-step conversation method to unravel a complex situation in your own professional environment.

Module 3: Navigator in Practice & Interventions Taster
Zoom: Thursday 29 October, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM CEST

  • Share and reflect on your Navigator experiences
  • A taste of participatory interventions for selected building blocks

Sprockler narrative inquiry to reflect on your learning journey

Wrap-up: Adaptive Learning
Zoom Friday 27 November, 9:30 – 11:30 AM CEST

  • Collective sensemaking of the Sprockler outcomes
  • Now what? Sharing next intentions

Practical info

  • Open training: number of participants: 8 to 18.
  • The study load is approximately 32 hours spread out over 2 months.
  • €675 (Exempt of VAT)
  • *Reduced fee of €550 for independent professionals, second and third colleague from the same organisation and special circumstances.
  • Early birds: sign-up before Friday 28 August and receive a 10% discount.
  • Personal discount of €50 for bringing in another participant.
  • The training fee includes the Complexity Navigator toolbox and a digital copy of ‘A bundle of complexity
  • For questions, please get in touch with Petra or Monique
  • To register, please fill in the registration form
  • Training Cancellation Policy