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Course #2: Shaping Human Systems

Unaware of Human Systems, They Shape Us - Learn to Shape Them Instead! Three Modules

Human systems have a powerful influence on our behavior, and we don't even notice it! That's because we neither see nor understand them. When we can, we gain the ability to influence and manage them. Think about those meetings that are so often a waste of time! Think about those teams that a Harvard Business Review article says are dysfunctional 75% percent of the time.

Human Systems is a new term for many. Yet, we are all members of human systems. The teams we are on at work, the families of which we a part, the friends we hang out with are all human systems. And, in the form of small groups or teams, they are the driving force of change in human society. Margaret Mead said it best: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”

As a leader your success depends on the success of your teams, your human systems. Learning how to effectively influence and manage human systems is an important skill to learn

Meet Your Instructor

Michael F. Broom, Ph.D

Dr. Michael F. Broom is a powerful executive coach, organization development consultant, and educator. His philosophy is to…

  1. Work with clients to identify and resolve their own issues
  2. Leave clients with higher skills levels than they previously had
  3. Build high levels of productivity through powerful relationships of reciprocal influence
  4. Empower clients to self-discover their own inherent excellence

He has worked with clients at Google, Microsoft, Genentech and the U.S. Army. TV stations and mortuaries as well as not-for-profit outfits have all been his clients. He has helped clients large and small to resolve problems of miscommunication, misalignment, conflict, and poor performance that seem to arise whenever there are people trying to get something done together. He has been on the faculty member of the Johns Hopkins University Graduate Programs in Applied Behavioral Science. Dr. Broom has served on past the board of directors of the NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science and the board of trustees of the national Organization Development Network. He also has been adjunct faculty at Georgetown University, American University, Fielding Graduate University, and Morgan State University teaching courses in human and organizational development.

Dr. Broom is author of Power, The Infinite Game, co-authored with Dr. Donald Klein and The Infinite Organization which celebrates the positive use of power in organizations.

In 2015, he was honored the national OD Network with their Lifetime Achievement Award!

Michael F. Broom, Ph.D

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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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