October 21 (the third Monday of the month, since the second is a holiday) is the 72st meeting for Systems Thinking Ontario. This is closely following the RSD meeting in Chicago runs October 17-19. The registration is on Eventbrite at https://debriefing-rsd8.eventbrite.com.

Debriefing: RSD8 Relating Systems Thinking and Design, Systems Change + Design for Governance

We're welcoming participants fresh from the RSD meeting in Chicago to come and give us first-hand impressions about plenaries, workshops, and presentations.

The theme for this year's meeting is Systems Change + Design for Governance. Here's the abstract.

  • There is an emerging concern to address the pragmatics of large-scale social system change across all cotexts. Organizations can no longer do it alone if they want to achieve scaled and sustainable impact. Successful system change models are still emerging across different sectors, and simultaneously their results are challenged by massive global trends.
  • Achieving systems-level transformation requires activating, cultivating, and galvanizing networks that support new collaborative activities, processes, and mindsets.
  • At RSD8, we'll spend three days exploring real-world contexts where organizational behavior, entrepreneurship, policymaking, and design are already colliding. Together we will learn about new tools and methodologies to evolve our individual and collective points of view about leadership and the transformative practices—and challenges—of large-scale collaboration.

Proceedings from prior RSD meetings have been published as open access at https://systemic-design.net/rsd-symposia/


Suggested pre-reading:

The Relating Systems Thinking and Design Symposium is being held for the first time in the United States, at the IIT Institute for Design in Chicago, IL, October 17-19.


Post-meeting artifacts

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