Systems thinking is a proven approach to gaining insight and understanding in an increasingly complex world.
Spinnaker conducts training that provides a solid foundation in the theory and practice of systems thinking.
We can tailor our training to meet your needs

Why is systems thinking training important?

Systems thinking is simple, but like many things in life, it must be learned and practised to become natural. There are many way to learn systems thinking but undertaking structured training is one of the more effective ways to learn.

What is our approach?

Our approach is to conduct collective instructor led structured training. Instructor led training offers many advantages over newer training methods such as online learning. There is no substitute for face-to-face interactions between instructors and participants, where an instructor can answer questions immediately and validate a learner’s understanding. Group interaction also enhances learning with participants learning from each other as well as from the instructor. But more importantly instructor led training allows the participants to practice what they are learning in a controlled environment.

What training is available?

We offer a two day training course, systems thinking – coping with complexity. This course can be tailored to suit your organisation’s specific needs.

Who should attend?

Anyone who wants to gain insight into problems rather just react to them.

What is our course structure?


• Concepts and principles

• Purposeful thinking

• Contextual thinking


• Boundary and needs

• System architecture

• System behaviour

Where is training delivered?

Training can be delivered at your premises or any suitable venue that can accommodate between eight and sixteen participants.

When is training delivered?

At a time that suits your organisation’s needs.


Systems thinking is simple but can be daunting. Once learned it must be practised to become natural.

Spinnaker can provide practical support through its coaching programme to increase your confidence and improve your systems thinking skills.

By thinking systemically your organisation will become better equipped to cope with demands of complexity.

Please contact us for more information.