Resources, Videos

Resources: Helping You Find Leverage

We continually build our catalog of resources to inspire and support you on your journey to apply the latest innovations in adaptive leadership. View the most up to date Pontifex Consulting (and partners) videos. Download our practical resources to illuminate concepts and provide you with concrete tips and techniques for building your adaptive learning skills.

Finding Leverage: The Power of systems THINKING

In this first video in the Adaptive Learning series, Chris Soderquist presents the basics of systems THINKING in the service of understanding the complexity of rising healthcare costs.


“systems THINKING can forever change the way you see the world, understand the world, and change the world.”

The Legislative Health Policy Certificate Program

Pontifex Consulting’s Chris Soderquist, along with partners Craig Weber and the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC),  describe their unique approach to building the political leaders of the future. Watch the video to learn more about the GHPC Legislative Health Policy Certificate Program.

“We’ve been helping them [legislators] build their abilities, tools, and techniques for analyzing information and coming up with insights that will help them be more effective.”

Adaptive Learning Capacity: Essential Skills for Collective Impact

The leadership skills to facilitate collective impact are often just assumed to be there, lingering in the background to be awakened once the collective impact process starts. Without consciously building and applying these skills – transforming the leadership culture in the community and network of organizations – the likelihood of achieving desired results with collective impact is greatly diminished. If you are part of a collective impact process, this white paper by Craig Weber and Chris Soderquist outline an essential set of skills – an über competency – you need to increase the likelihood of a successful initiative.

“Adaptive learning skills help communities learn faster, smarter, and together.”

Read Adaptive Leadership for Collective Impact

Mapping Counterinsurgency Strategy

This interactive system map was developed in response to the popular NY Times article, We Have Met the Enemy and He Is Powerpoint. Chris Soderquist developed a systems THINKING response to that article, publishing We Have Met an Ally and He Is Storytelling for isee systems. You may read the full blog here and review the resulting map below.

“I learned more about this complex issue in ten minutes with this interactive map than I learned about an important work issue – where we spent four years building and analyzing a system dynamics simulation model!” – Public Health Professional


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