May 16 is the fifth meeting for Systems Thinking Ontario. Registration is available at http://st-on-2013-05-16.eventbrite.com/.
Theme: Systems and Reflective Practice
The focus question for the evening is:
- How does the Systems Thinking Ontario community want to evolve:
- as associated with a civil society?
- in relationship to professional practice? and
- as systems thinking in reflexive practice?
Suggested pre-reading: Ulrich (2003)
To provide a minimal shared context, a foundational (i.e. sometimes 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, May 16, 2013
||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: Peter Jones
- 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: Sean Coutts
Commenter #2: (TBD)
- Break out in groups of 6 to 10 people, to improve active communications
- Identify a spokesperson who will summarize the group findings
- Respond to the question: What is the relation between Systems Thinking and Futures?"
|Parallel breakout groups of 8 to 10 people
||Reports on discussion
||One designated spokesperson for each group
||Double loop learning: Revisions in meeting format?
- Walk to Baldwin Street (north on McCaul Street, 0.5 km, resto to be chosen by group)
- Continue discussion over dinner and/or drinks.
Bloogers are encouraged to write about their learning and experiences at the meeting. Links will be added to this page.