Mary Nations, Consulting Associate with the Human Systems Dynamics Institute, helps organizations and the people in them become more adaptable and effective in changing environments. She has found Human Systems Dynamics (HSD) to be the most fertile place to study her passions – how change and differences play out among us. HSD is foundational to her consulting and coaching work, in applications across sectors for a variety of organizations big and small. Her current interests are primarily to two areas: exploring resilience that is essential for health, well-being, and opportunity in our networked, inter-connected lives – at the personal, team, and community levels; and helping individuals and groups develop the capacity to build adaptive capacity in the midst of tension caused by differences - to use those tensions to create worthy options and possibilities for going forward together, rather than divided. Within the Human Systems Dynamics Institute, Mary has served in different teaching roles, and worked with teams to write several books in the HSD field.