Artifacts from the meeting include a blog post:
The original content of the web page preceding the meeting follows below.
February 21 is the second meeting for Systems Thinking Ontario. Register on Eventbrite.
Theme: Systems Thinking and Futures Studies
The focus question for the evening is: "Where do systems thinking and futures studies (i) intersect, and (ii) diverge?"
Suggested pre-reading: Emery (1967)
To provide a minimal shared context, a foundational (i.e. really old!) article can be helpful.
Participants should not feel limited to this suggested pre-reading, but should recognize that other attendees may have not read, or are reading differently, that article.
Agenda, Feb. 21, 2012
||Self-introductions (15 seconds each)
- Who am I?
- Which affiliations do I have that might be relevant to systems thinking?
- How did I come to systems thinking?
||The pre-reading (as an entry point)
- What did the original author say?
|Reviewer: David Ing
- What have others said since the article was published?
- How does this article fit in with my thinking on the theme of systems thinking and futures?
|Commenter #1: Jonathan Resnick
Commenter #2: Jeremy Bowes
- Break out in groups of 6 to 10 people, to improve active communications
- Identify a reporter who will summarize the group findings
- Respond to the question: What is the relation between Systems Thinking and Futures?"
|Parallel breakout groups of 6 to 10 people
||Reports on discussion
||One designated reporter for each group
||Double loop learning: Revisions in meeting format?
- Walk to Baldwin Street (north on McCaul Street, 0.5 km, Hana Korea at 45 Baldwin, reservation for 8:15 p.m. confirmed under Systems Thinking Ontario)
- Continue discussion over dinner and/or drinks.