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NECSI’s Executive Program has become the go-to place for leaders from all industries and sectors to learn about Complex Systems Science (CSS). CSS allows us to accurately predict real-world events and describe unintended consequences, dynamics, and emergent behaviors in real-world systems.


Because the mathematical basis for CSS is theoretical physics, courses on CSS tend to be quite technical in nature (if you are interested in a more technical introduction to the field, click here to be updated about the upcoming winter program). The most impactful CSS concepts and tools are curated by Yaneer Bar-Yam, president of NECSI and one of the field’s founders, to deliver two days of highly-applicable gems that are sure to advance decision-making and innovation in your organization.

Who should attend?

Senior-level executives and managers as well as functional and emerging leaders. Participants represent a wide range of organizations, from global enterprises to start-ups, in the for-profit, government, and non-profit sectors.



NECSI’s certificate program will enable you to: 

  • Recognize the interconnectedness of situations

  • Understand implications of rapid global change

  • Identify leverage points to manage risk and instability

  • Make strategic decisions to achieve desired outcomes

  • Pinpoint the most meaningful data and patterns to distinguish signal from the noise