Cynefin Centre Australia

The Cynefin Centre Australia applies the pioneering work in complexity of Dave Snowden in the Asia Pacific context.

How We Can Help You

CCA primarily focuses on working within the not-for-profit, government and academic sectors, with action research and development projects applying complexity science principles, methods and approaches to social good. We focus on research becoming practice, learning from doing, making sense of complexity accessible and understandable. For this, co-creation and collaboration with all involved in any project are fundamental principles.

There are Cynefin Centre flagship research programs into healthcare; education; climate change; power, discrimination and conflict; citizen engagement and democratic innovation. In CC Australia, we are explicitly focused on the integration and application of indigenous knowledge to complex issues, building complexity literacy for grass roots community activation, and the development and implementation of consultation and engagement processes using complexity based methods and processes that ensure equity in access and participation, sovereignty of data and decision making, and transparency of evaluation and results.

Upcoming Events

Collective Sense-Making: Multiple Methods, Multiple Perspectives
Tues, 16 Aug 2022, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm | Brisbane, QLD
Cynefin Retreat: Innovation in community engagement
Wed, 17 5:00 pm to Sat, 20 Aug 2:00 pm 2022 | Canungra, QLD
Facilitating complex sense-making & Hexi kits: Practitioner Workshop
Tues, 23 Aug 2022, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm | Brisbane, QLD

Recent events

Masterclass: Design practices for a complex world
Thurs-Fri, 11-12 Aug 2022, 9:00 am to 5:00 am | Sydney, NSW
Engaging with complexity - Cynefin for Simulations and Games
Wed, 10 Aug 2022, 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm | Sydney, NSW
Local Self Reliance: A likely future landscape for Australian communities?
Tues, 9 Aug 2022, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm | Sydney, NSW
Masterclass: Rewilding AGILE
Wed, 3 Aug 2022, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm | Melbourne, VIC
New ways of thinking: Organisational Development through a complexity lens
Tues, 2 Aug 2022, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm | Melbourne, VIC
Masterclass: EU Field Guide and Strategy
Wed-Thur, 27-28 Jul 2022, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Canberra, VIC
Making Choices About Water
16 December 2021 | Online