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Based on the “inverted triangle” framework presented in The Water of Systems Change, this activity is designed to help individuals think systemically about social change, explore what is happening below the surface on issues they care about, and determine how they and their organizations can pursue large-scale change in a disciplined and holistic manner. 

The exercise is divided into 3 parts:

  • Part I uses the “inverted pyramid” introduced in The Water of Systems Change to perform an external assessment of opportunities to make progress on the social or environmental issue you are focused on.
  • Part II uses the same framework to consider internal conditions within yourself and your organization that should change in order for you to better support progress on your issue.
  • Part III takes what was developed in Parts I and II and asks “What to do next?”