Deborah Gowan


Deborah Gowan


I am an IT manager at the University of Michigan with over 20 years of experience in the field. I consider myself to be a life-long learner and I'm eager to learn more about Systems Thinking in Action.


Ann Arbor, MI, USA

What draws you to the STIA conference?

I know little about it but what little I've been exposed to fascinates me. I'm eager to learn more about it and learn to apply it to my everyday work.

What are you hoping to experience?

Real-life examples that inspire me to practice Systems Thinking in my work. Networking with like-minded people.

What are you most passionate about?

Affecting real change and helping those around me to learn and grow.

How do you see transformation occurring from this conference?

I hope to be inspired by others at the conference and learn how they've successfully applied Systems Thinking to difficult problems.

What’s your bigger vision?

I want to do whatever I can to help our organization meet its goals.

What needs to happen for you to evaluate this STIA+ experience as a success?

I'd like to come away from the conference feeling comfortable with the concepts and comfortable with my ability to implement real change.