August 15 is the eighth meeting for Systems Thinking Ontario. The registration is listed at https://st-on-201308.eventbrite.com/ .
Theme: Systems Thinking in the First World and Third World
The focus question for the evening is: Does systems thinking have the same meaning for the third world and the first world?
As a trigger point, articles on the ISSS Hai Phong 2013 meeting in the Vietnamese press can serve as a shared context.
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.
||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 was ISSS 2013 in Vietnam like?
|Reviewer: Allenna Leonard
- What has the experience at international systems conferences been like?
- Is systems thinking different in third world countries, as compared to the first world?
|Commenter #1: Peter Jones
Commenter #2: Sean Coutts
- 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, (the pattern has been for Hana Korea)
- 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.