September 16 is the thirtieth meeting for Systems Thinking Ontario. The registration is on Eventbrite.

Debriefing on Relating Systems Thinking and Design 4

The RSD 4 Symposium held in Banff, September 1-3.  The theme of At the Frontiers of Systemic Design follows from prior meetings on Relating Systems Thinking and Design in 2014, in 2013, and in 2012, all at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design.

Some Torontonians were active in presentations and organizing the meeting.  Peter Jones has been on the organizing committee for RSD since it began.

This session of Systems Thinking Ontario will center on a discussion about what RSD4 attendees learned at the meeting.


Suggested pre-reading: 

The RSD4 program is posted at http://systemic-design.net/rsd4-2015-program/. The full set of abstracts from the selected papers and keynotes are available you may wish to read some of them for this session.

 Some of the activity from the conference and the sketchnotes can be found on Twitter with the hashtag #RSD4


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?
Convenor:  Peter Jones
6:30 Open discussion
  • What did we learn from RSD4?
Presenter: RSD4 attendees
Observer(s):  TBD
7:45 Double loop learning: Revisions in meeting format? Suggestions welcomed
8:00 Adjourn
  • 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.
No host

RSD4 - Frontiers of Systemic Design

Post-meeting artifacts

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