January 11 (the second Monday of the month) is the 86th meeting for Systems Thinking Ontario. The registration will be on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-systems-movement-engaging-communities-with-traditions-and-diversity-registration-135083621749
The Systems Movement: Engaging Communities with Traditions and Diversity
The Systems Movement "may be characterized as a loose association of people from different disciplines of science, engineering, philosophy, and other areas, who share a common interest in ideas (concepts, principles, methods, etc.) that are applicable to all systems and that, consequently, transcend the boundaries between traditional disciplines." (George Klir, Facets of Systems Science, 2001).
What is involved in guiding the multiple schools of systems thinking and cybernetics worldwide? As president of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (2007-2008) and the International Federation for Systems Research (2010-2016), Gary Metcalf has served as a steward for the systems movement worldwide.
In this online conversation, participants will have an opportunity to learn about Gary's leadership in scholarly organizations, journal editing, graduate school teaching, and consulting in private practice.
Topics may include:
- Gary's career history (family therapy, social systems design, translational service science)
- Systems organizations and institutions in the early 21st century (~1998 to 2016)
- Prospects for the systems movement today
Gary will join the conversation from Ashland, Kentucky.
- The link for a Zoom conference will be sent upon preregistration.
- Unfortunately, due to the pandemic OCADU, sLab (Strategic Innovation Lab), 205 Richmond Street West, Room 410 is not available!
Here are some of Gary's contributions to the systems community.
- Gary Metcalf on Google Scholar.
- as an editor of the Handbook of Systems Sciences (Springer Singapore 2020 ebook, and July 2021 in print).
- as editor of Social Systems and Design (Springer Japan 2014 ebook, and 2014 hardcover).
Bloggers are encouraged to write about their learning and experiences at the meeting. Links will be added to this page.