Welcome to the HSD Institute Wiki

This site is built for you:

  • To find resources and supports for your exploration and inquiry into Human Systems Dynamics (HSD). If you want to build capacity to adapt to turbulent change, either for yourself or for others, please use whatever you find here that helps. Our intellectual property policy states that anyone is welcome to use any of the materials or images they find here, with just two requests or obligations. First we ask that you cite the source appropriately. Second, we ask that, as you learn more by using the models and methods, you contribute back to the learning of the whole network by sharing it here or in other venues.
  • To share your learning with others in the HSD Associates’ network as well as the larger circle of friends and colleagues. If you are an Associate, we invite you to add your thoughts and insights to this on-going conversation. If you have not logged on to edit in the past and need the pass code, please email Royce to get it.

We appreciate the community of complexity scholars and practitioners who have contributed enormously to the founding and continuing evolution of HSD. We also recognize the power and richness of our network of over 500 certified Human Systems Dynamics Professional Associates who use HSD to address a variety of sticky issues in diverse environments.

New Books and Resources

Are you new to human systems dynamics?

If so, you will find this group of models and methods easiest to understand and use. If you want more information, send an email to info@hsdinstitute.org.

Are you familiar with the basics and want to explore models and methods?

The site is organized to allow easy access to any of the pages. Just scroll down this page and choose whichever image interests you and click on the link. You will be taken to a page that provides a brief explanation of the topic, along with resources that have been created to support the topic.

Are you familiar with the models and methods and want to explore applications?

The following pages give you information about the many ways HSD can be used to see, understand, and influence patterns in many different kinds of human systems.