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Glenda Eoyang

Executive Director
Human Systems Dynamics Institute

Picture of Glenda EoyangDr. Glenda Eoyang helps people thrive in the face of overwhelming complexity and uncertainty. She is a pioneer in the applications of complexity science to human systems. As the Founding Executive Director of Human Systems Dynamics Institute, Glenda develops adaptive capacity in others, so they see patterns in the chaos that surrounds them, understand the patterns in simple and powerful ways, and take practical steps to shift chaos toward coherence.

 The HSD Associate Network includes 800 scholar-practitioners around the world in diverse sectors including education, health care, government, and philanthropy. Her work relates to human systems at all scales and contexts from individual health and wellness to performance evaluation and international patterns of corruption and conflict. Recent clients include the Finnish Research Institute (VTT), US Environmental Protection Agency, Oxfam International, Yukon Territorial Government, Catholic Charities, the Association for Medical Education in Europe.

Her published works include scholarly articles in a variety of fields and Radical Rules for Schools  (HSD Institute, March 2013), Coping with Chaos (Lagumo Press, 1996). Adaptive Action: Leveraging Uncertainty in Your Organization (Stanford University Press, 2013). All of her writings provide a roadmap for anyone who chooses to work at the intersection of order and chaos.

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