Clearly the World System Model can be taken up by anyone interested as an aid to strategic thinking, or for involving people through games and workshops and for tasks and projects in sustainability and resilience.
However, where the challenge is great, for example in tackling ‘wicked problems’, a transformative approach is essential. For this there is a whole range of psychological and group dynamic issues to be considered if its potential value is to be realised. The IFF network has a number of experienced facilitators who can work with clients to take on these messy intractable challenges.
To check whether this might be appropriate consider three levels of challenge, level three being the most challenging. For each level there is a corresponding level of skill required of the facilitator.
At level three, transformative change, the role of an experienced facilitator is crucial. The role at level three is not that of a trainer or a consultant, but someone who can help evoke the deep stories and visions. The World Game provides an arena in which new stories of both the past and future can be crafted. Such new stories will be powerful if they take people beyond their familiar worldview and interpretations of the situation they are in.