When it comes to doing the work of systems change, many organizations find that shifting mental models—mindsets and deeply held beliefs that influence how we think, what we do, and how we talk—within their stakeholders is one of the most challenging yet critical components to activate real and lasting change.

What does it mean to “shift” mental models? Where would one start, and how does one overcome the many challenges that aim to keep historical mental models in place?

Following up on the earlier webinar "The Six Conditions of Systems Change," join the upcoming discussion Shifting Mental Models to Advance Systems Change on June 17 with FSG and New Profit as we take a deeper dive into one of those specific conditions- how to promote and encourage mindset shifts within your stakeholders and communities. We’ll be hearing stories from the field from the national civic organization PushBlack and community-focused efforts from the Hogg Foundation as well as a primer on mental models from the Frameworks Institute.

If you’ve been wondering about how to tackle one of the most difficult components of systems change, this is a learning discussion not to miss.

Shifting Mental Models to Advance Systems Change

Date: Monday, June 17
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Cost: Free

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Featured Presenters

  • Tammy Heinz, Program Officer, Hogg Foundation
  • Hayling Price, Senior Consultant, FSG
  • Darrell Scott, Founder, PushBlack
  • Julie Sweetland, Vice President for Strategy and Innovation, Frameworks Institute
  • Rick Ybarra, Program Officer, Hogg Foundation

This online event is hosted in partnership with the Collective Impact Forum, FSG, and New Profit.


Recommended Resources for this Webinar 

As this webinar is going a step deeper than an introduction, it’s recommended to review one or both of the below resources ahead of the event.

The Six Conditions of Systems Change

This webinar explores how one can tackle the concepts and conditions involved with systems change work.  

The Water of Systems Change

This article aims to clarify what it means to shift the conditions holding problems in place and provides an actionable model for those interested in creating systems change.