Alberta CoLab was disbanded in March 2020. This page exists as a historical record. Training in systemic design and strategic foresight is no longer offered.
Capacity Building is one of CoLab's four work streams. This work aims to make the Government of Alberta and its public servants more adaptive, better able to embrace and respond to the complexity of the challenges we face, and more futures-oriented.
CoLab offers in-house, intensive training courses in systemic design and strategic foresight. Need something you don't see here? If you are looking for a more tailored training offering, reach out to us.
Training opportunities are open to all Government of Alberta staff.
Intensive Training Courses
Intensive training courses are multi-day, immersive, interactive learning experiences. Intensives are designed to balance theory with practice, with all participants having opportunities to lead and work in groups and do individual work on real-life case studies. All intensives have pre-reading and homework assignments in between days.
CoLab offers intensives in systemic design and foresight 1-2 times per year each.
We are often on the lookout for suitable case studies for our Systemic Design Intensive. If you have a project that could benefit from intensive work by one of our cohorts, please reach out to us.
As our CoLab community grows, mini meet-ups are designed to support practitioners as they apply their newly learned toolkits. Meet-ups are pretty informal – a phone chat, coffee, or quick email (we looove coffee!). It might involve providing feedback on a draft agenda, soliciting facilitation ideas, or talking through a particular method. Mini meet-ups are arranged between practitioners and any CoLab team member on demand, as schedules permit. Contact the CoLab team member you’d like to connect with directly.