July 18 is the seventh meeting for Systems Thinking Ontario. The registration has been enabled on Eventbrite at http://st-on-2013-07.eventbrite.com/ .

Theme: Systems Thinking and Systems Theory

The focus question for the evening is:

  • Where have you found systems theory applicable in practice?

Suggested pre-reading:

To provide a minimal shared context, a foundational (i.e. really old!) article can be helpful.

For this summertime meeting, the discussion will focus on how people are actually applying systems thinking in their lives and work. After a brief review of the Laszlo and Krippner article, some seed questions could include:

  • 1. Do you think there could be more opportunities for you to apply systems thinking today or in the future?
  • 2. What are some of the challenges in doing so? What barriers do you face in applying systems thinking more fully?
  • 3. (In group discussion), what are some promising approaches for overcoming these obstacles, that we can report back?

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.


Post-meeting artifacts

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