2021-01-11

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.

Session participants may be interested in reading about Gary S. Metcalf on Wikipedia, and at InterConnections LLC.

The web conference will be moderated by Dan Eng, one of the cofounders of the Systems Changes Learning Circle, and a former instructor at Humber College.

Venue:

Suggested pre-reading:

Here are some of Gary's contributions to the systems community.

Agenda

Post-meeting artifacts

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