CommPlexity: Communicating Complex Ideas - Part 2: ..Well Told

CommPlexity: Communicating Complex Ideas - Part 2: ..Well Told

Even powerful stories will fall short if they are not told effectively. In these modules you’ll learn how to take full advantage of the storytellers most powerful tools – their bodies and their voices. You’ll learn science-based tips and insights about how gestures, expression, body language, eye contact can enhance your message and how to make optimal use of your voice.

CommPlexity: Communicating Complex Ideas through Great Stories Well Told

The best ideas and solutions paint a picture of a future that others can see, others can feel. They allow us to envision that future state and think, “life will be better when we get there!” Well-articulated ideas and solutions outline a clear call for action, some specific first steps we can take together to start down a new pathway. When our ideas and solutions address complex issues, clear pictures of destinations and pathways can be difficult to communicate.

That’s why we offer CommPlexity, a series of powerful learning experiences that will equip you to clearly communicate complex issues and your ideas, solutions, and strategies for addressing them. CommPlexity is based on a proven methodology developed by organizational consultant Bob Sadler. We are thankful for Bob’s expertise and gracious generosity in helping us develop CommPlexity.

These learning experiences are designed especially for leaders who work in science, technology, sales, economic development, government, social change, and other complex fields. Here are some of the situations in which the competencies learned in a CommPlexity workshop have been effectively applied:

  • A researcher presents findings or makes an appeal for funding
  • A tech entrepreneur pitches a business plan
  • An economic development professional shares a strategy for regional growth
  • An IT manager implements a new solution across the enterprise
  • A government leader explains a new policy initiative
  • A civic leader builds new networks for complex collaborations
We are excited to offer a preview of CommPlexity. We’ve partnered with Scott Hutcheson, a faculty member at Purdue University to develop an online learning module the focuses on one of the techniques taught in CommPlexity.

Your Instructor

Scott Hutcheson
Scott Hutcheson

Scott Hutcheson, PhD has spent 25 years helping current and future leaders design, manage, and strategically transform complex organisations and ecosystems to make them more adaptive, innovative, and competitive. He’s has been engaged by over 500 organisations from industry, the public sector, higher education, and nonprofits from across the U.S. and internationally. He has worked with the White House, Department of Commerce, National Science Foundation, USDA, and other federal agencies in the design and execution of strategies for managing complex challenges related to economic competitiveness, innovation, and public health. He teaches for Purdue University and serves as a visiting faculty member at other universities, both in the U.S. and abroad. Scott designs and delivers courses and learning experiences that have a global reach. He's taught thousands of learners from over 140 countries. Scott writes for academic journals, magazines, and newspapers. His latest book Strategic Doing: Ten Skills for Agile Leadership (Wiley). It was a #1 Amazon New Release and was named one of the Best Business Books of 2019.

Frequently Asked Questions

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