Cloete, D. 2017. Towards re-imagining the roles of change agents from a critical complexity perspective: An exploratory action research approach. Dissertation presented for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch.

Cloete, D., Pereira, L., Biggs, O., Hamman, M., Preiser, R. & Hichert, T. 2017. Incubating ideas on how southern Africa can manage the Anthropocene. The Conversation. January 5.

Cloete, D. 2011. Contemplation in Spiritual Formation: Towards Transformative Praxis. Unpublished Dissertation presented for the degree of Master of Practical Theology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch.


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Lectures & International Exposure

2018 - Complexity & Systems Change Modelling . Complexity & Leadership ED Course. Centre for Complex Systems in Transition, Stellenbosch.

2018 - Complex Systems Mapping for Systems Change. Social Entrepreneurship & Systems Change ED Course. Bertha Centre, GSB UCT, Philippi Village.

2018 - Complexity as Focus: Methods and Obstacles as Transdisciplinary PhD candidate, PhD Athenaeum, School of Public Leadership, Stellenbosch.

2017 - Integrating Critical complexity with Co-operative Inquiry for Transformative Praxis, Transformations 2017, Dundee University, Scotland.

2017/8 - Health Systems as Complex Adaptive Systems, MPhil in Public Health, Centre for Health Systems Strengthening, Stellenbosch University.

2016 - Transformative Systems Change and Complexity-informed Change Agent Praxis, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden.

2016 - Co-creating Transformative Praxis with Co-operative Inquiry Methodology, International Sustainable Transitions, Wuppertal Institute, Germany.

2016/7/8 - Complexity Module, MPhil Sustainable Development, Sustainability Institute, Stellenbosch University.

2016/7 - Self Care Module, Doctors as Change Agents in Communities, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University.

2015 - Critical Complexity and OD Praxis: Re-Purposing Identity and the Role of Spirituality. SPES, Management in the VUCA World: The Role of Spirituality, Netherlands.

2014 - Organisational Development: Exploring and re-purposing identity in complex organisational systems change. GCGI, 12th Annual International Conference, Oxford, UK.

2013 - How Atlas.ti can assist in compiling comprehensive literature reviews: A hands-on approach. Academic Lunch Hour Presentation, USB.

2013 - Critical Realism as philosophy of science. Complexity Colloquium, Centre for Studies in Complexity, Stellenbosch.