Introductory and prerequisite courses related to Smart System and Knowledge-Driven approaches to governance, human services, and knowledge-driven public/private partnerships.

This course considers opportunities for permanescence in various sectors and outlines critical methodological, technological, and organizational requirements for achieving permanescence, whether in public or private activity.

Organizational legitimacy is at an all-time low. This is true of organizations of all sizes, in all regions, and in all sectors, public and private. Outcomes are routinely compromised and resources are misapplied, often even expropriated and used against the common good. Largely as a result of this, trust is historically low. Although hopes have been raised of late that technology can assist in this crisis, its use has largely been counterproductive, erasing historic barriers while encouraging new communication and power structures. Some of this is good, some is bad. Certainly there needs to be a more effective process for identifying and empowering those who control the "switches" of the Internet, as Manuel Castells has described this ominous, new source of power. Based on fluid transfer of expert knowledge and commitment to a methods-based approach, organizations can be fundamentally transformed with renewed legitimacy and confidence that the realities of science and nature, root causes of good and bad conditions, can be understood and acted on by all that are called on to perform, when and where their contributions are needed. This is permanescence. This is the foundation for a beneficial future.

Joint objectives of organizing smart systems based on fluidity. Emphasis on the definition, preparation and empowerment of experts and authorities to design and manage capabilities of such systems. Opportunities for acquiring and interpreting appropriate data in science-based networks. Relationships between public and private organizations in the organization, deployment, and management of smart systems based on fluidity and methods-based networks. Review of system legitimacy issues and of technological requirements of smart systems in complex, changing environments.

This is an introductory course in Dual Control for leaders of organizations, government, and society. It covers political, economic, fiscal, legal, and competitive aspects of both horizontal and vertical control constructs. Opportunities for materially improving human service imperatives of government and of substantially improving government legitimacy in the process. Consideration of the requirements for gaining trust in the provision of government services and of carefully and conclusively defining, recreating, and managing context in public/private collaborative programs. Aspects of Dual Control with regard to political and economic theory are considered along with technological requirements in the establishment of Dual Control on a national and regional level.

Introduction to Methods-Based Management. This includes guidance in the achievement of organizational legitimacy by means of fluidity of knowledge and immersion in associated networks. Inclusion of all aspects of the methods-based approach, including the design and use of generative taxonomies, use of statistical process control and lean production techniques, and the use of network theory and tools. As grounded in the organizational legitimacy literature, the objective of the program is to achieve organizational legitimacy through a combination of cognitive legitimacy through fluidity and sociopolitical legitimacy through immersion. This will lead to improved, science-based outcomes in the sectors in question by matching the knowledge of experts with waves of data as garnered from natural phenomena. These are factors that lead to confidence and skills necessary to achieve the goals of dual control, permanescence, and ongoing beneficial social and economic outcomes.

Model Economics is described as a model for establishing policy corresponding to biological foundations of public and private endeavors. This course provides guidance as to the benefits of such analysis. Also included are guidelines as to how the three segments of growth, maturity, and decline can be identified, both qualitatively and quantitatively.