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Matthew Andrews

Edward S. Mason Senior Lecturer in International Development


Description: Many development experts use plan and control methods to introduce new solutions into complex settings. The results are often limited. These experts should be using more flexible facilitated emergence methods instead, but often they do not know what these methods involve. This course introduces students to a specific approach to doing facilitated emergence, problem driven iterative adaptation (PDIA). Students will learn how to facilitate discussions about problems and potential solutions, to engage with teams, and to facilitate an iterative learning process.