February 10 (the second Monday of the month) is the 76th meeting for Systems Thinking Ontario. The registration is on Eventbrite at https://ontology-of-becoming.eventbrite.com.

Systems Thinking and an Ontology of Becoming

What are the systems changes in which we're interested?  Answering the question of "what is" generally involves ontology, the physical study of being.  Human beings are living systems who anticipate (and are sometimes surprised by) a world that is becoming less or more to their preferences.

This February session of Systems Thinking Ontario will take advantage of lecture materials prepared as introductory for the "Systemic Design" classes of the Master's program in Strategic Foresight and Innovation.  As an alternative to a presentation (i.e. the first 35 slides delivered within timebox constraints, given the graduate students have other content to learn, towards course and degree requirements), we will have a leisurely conversation paced to the interests of regular Systems Thinking Ontario attendees.  (We will start on slide 36, and move forward collectively).

This agenda is guided by partially based on directions discussed at the January 2020 meeting.   If the February meeting goes well, we may continue with a series of topics following the Systemic Design course material.


Suggested pre-reading: 

The blog post following the SFI class includes slides, audio recordings and web video of the lecture (i.e. the first 35 slides).  These are not a pre-requisite for attending, but are highly recommended. 


Post-meeting artifacts

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