March 18 was the twenty-fourth meeting for Systems Thinking Ontario. The registration was on Eventbrite.
Theme: Systems and Resilience Redux: Deciphering Panarchy (Some More)
The content from February
was so rich, that everyone didn't have an opportunity to voice their ideas and questions. For March, we'll continue the discussion as a group sense-making activity.
We will again be discussing this comprehensive article:
Additionally, here's a video that introduces the idea of resilience without the adaptive loop in 3D:
Our featured reviewer from February, Marta Berbés-Blázquez, suggested some additional resources:
Here is the link for the Resilience Assessment Workbook: http://www.resalliance.org/index.php/resilience_assessment
The Resilience Alliance website offers a lot of materials (http://www.resalliance.org/), including a link to Garry Peterson’s blog (http://rs.resalliance.org/).
The Stockholm Resilience Centre also does a lot of dissemination: http://www.stockholmresilience.org/ I particularly like their white board seminars: http://www.stockholmresilience.org/21/news--events/latest-videos/whiteboard-seminars.html
Finally, there are a couple of books that might be nice to read along with Panarchy:
Frances Westley’s "Getting to Maybe" http://www.randomhouse.com/book/189202/getting-to-maybe-by-frances-westley-brenda-zimmerman-and-michael-patton
Brian Walker’s “Resilience Thinking” http://islandpress.org/resilience-thinking and “Resilience Practice” http://islandpress.org/resilience-practice
||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?
Convenor: David Ing
||The pre-reading (as an entry point)
- What did the original author say?
Reviewer: any volunteers?
||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 or Noodle Face, both of which are quiet enough to talk)
- Continue discussion over dinner and/or drinks.
Bloggers are encouraged to write about their learning and experiences at the meeting. Links will be added to this page.