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

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: Peter Jones
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: Sean Coutts
Commenter #2: (TBD)
7:05 Discussion breakouts
  • 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
7:35 Reports on discussion One designated spokesperson 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, resto to be chosen by group)
  • Continue discussion over dinner and/or drinks.
No host

Post-meeting artifacts

Bloogers are encouraged to write about their learning and experiences at the meeting. Links will be added to this page.