Post-meeting artifacts

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

Time Activity Role(s)
6:15 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?
6:30 The pre-reading (as an entry point)
  • What did the original author say?
Reviewer:  David Ing
6:50 Commentary
  • 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
7:05 Discussion breakouts
  • 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
7:35 Reports on discussion One designated reporter for each group
7:55 Double loop learning: Revisions in meeting format? Suggestions welcomed
8:00 Adjourn
  • 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.
No host