Regular SCiO Meetings

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  • Open Meetings (open to all), at most of which a series of presentations of general interest to SCiO's members and others is given. Some of these meetings are also used to discuss specific problems in a workshop situation. There is a fee of £10 for all attendees for these meetings.
     
  • Development Days (members only) at which a smaller group of SCiO's members gather in order to apply themselves to a series of specific problem brought by the attendees. A study topic (usually from Systems theory) may also be addressed. There is no charge made for these meetings.

Booking is required for all meetings. For open meetings, please email benjamin.taylor@scio.org.uk, and for development meetings, tony.korycki@scio.org.uk

Professional Development

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See the Professional Development page (under Resources) for more details. If no courses are visible on the Events page, please contact us using the Contact form on the Contact page and ask for the course. For these courses,  the fee for members is £20 and for all others is £50. Our regular Courses are:

  • SC101. A Beginners Workshop in Modelling using the Viable Systems Model
  • SC102. Organisational Dynamics - Viable Systems Modelling Intermediate
  • SC103. The Systems Minefield - An Overview of Systems Thinking and Practice

Upcoming Events

Date Town Event Access Cost
Saturday, September 13, 2014Thursday Hull 11-12 Sep UKSS conference, 13 Sep SCiO special open day
UK Systems Society conference 2014 
The UK Systems Society is on the theme of practice of systems ideas in a knowledge society 
It takes place from 11 - 13 September 2014, including a SCiO special open day on Saturday 13 September...

Thursday 11 September - conference dinner

Friday 12 September - practice of systems ideas in a knowledge society

Saturday 13 September, SCiO open day and overview

SYSBOK - reviewing the developing SCiO systems body of knowledge, with Tony Korycki and Patrick Hoverstadt

Benjamin Taylor - the practice of systems leadership: application of systems concepts to leadership

Patrick Hoverstadt - measuring and building organisational agility

Arthur Battram - Navigating Complexity

Ivo Velitchkov - Requisite Inefficiency

Jane Searles - case study: applying systems thinking with British Waterways

Christoph Giagounidis - Beer at work (how work can make us sick, and Beer can make us better)

Alfredo del Valle, Ph.D. - Managing high-complexity problems through methodical participation: experiences with the Participatory Innovation Model

open day only £35, full conference including UKSS membersip £275, book via www.ukss.org.uk/events or cash on the door (prebooking required)
Saturday, October 4, 20149.30am for prompt 10am start - 5pm Manchester SC101. A Beginners Workshop in Modelling using the Viable Systems Model

Please book early by contacting the organiser at steve.hales@scio.org.uk.

This is a whole day workshop designed for those relatively new to VSM and provides basic training in building a Model of an organisation using VSM.

The attendees...

(All Welcome) £20 members & OU students, £100 non-members
Sunday, October 5, 201410am - 4pm London Development Day

This is a chance to draw upon the collective expertise of other SCIO members in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Your confidentiality and IP rights (where at issue) will be fully respected.

Development Days are for you whether you are starting out using Cybernetics or other...

FREE to members
Monday, October 27, 201410am- 4.30pm Manchester Open Meeting - Autumn 2014

An open meeting where a series of presentations of general interest regarding systems practice will be given - this will include 'craft' and active sessions, as well as introductions to theory.

 
There is a fee of £10 for all attendees for these meetings, and booking is...

Nadine Andrews - mindfulness practice and the interconnected self

Steve Morlidge (facilitating) - mapping the systems landscape

David Steare - using acceptance and commitment therapy in coaching relational and organisational flexibility

The Mereon Matrix: harmonic patterning in the universe - Lynnclaire Dennis

(All Welcome) £10 - cash on the door please
Sunday, January 25, 201510am - 4pm London Development Day

This is a chance to draw upon the collective expertise of other SCIO members in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Your confidentiality and IP rights (where at issue) will be fully respected.

Development Days are for you whether you are starting out using Cybernetics or other...

FREE to members
Monday, January 26, 201510am - 4.30pm London Open Meeting - Winter 2014/15

An open meeting where a series of presentations of general interest regarding systems practice will be given - this will include 'craft' and active sessions, as well as introductions to theory.

 
There is a fee of £10 for all attendees for these meetings, and booking is...

Steve Morlidge - systems and performance management

George Rzevski - managing complexity in organisations

Chris Potts - how market ecosystems demand outside-in enterprise architecture

Richard Selwyn - public sector commissioning - systems thinking and systems leadership under the radar

(All Welcome) £10 - cash on the door please
Monday, April 20, 201510am - 4.30pm Manchester Open Meeting & AGM - Spring 2015

Please note that after the presentations, this day will include the SCiO AGM for members.

An open meeting where a series of presentations of general interest regarding systems practice will be given - this will include 'craft' and active sessions, as well as introductions to theory.

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Joanne Tippett - Ketso: a technology for creative group systems thinking

Matthew E. Weilert - systems thinking and cross-disciplinary insight

Trevor Hilder - reflecting on Stafford Beer

(All Welcome) £10 - cash on the door please
Sunday, June 14, 201510am - 4pm London Development Day
This is a chance to draw upon the collective expertise of other SCIO members in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Your confidentiality and IP rights (where at issue) will be fully respected.
 
Development Days are for you whether you are starting out using Cybernetics...
(Members only)
Monday, June 15, 201510am - 4.30pm London Open Meeting - Summer 2015

An open meeting where a series of presentations of general interest regarding systems practice will be given - this will include 'craft' and active sessions, as well as introductions to theory.

There is a fee of £10 for all attendees for these meetings, and booking is required via...

Barry Oshry - What are human systems? Consequences of system blindness and possibilities of system sight

James Parr - Using systems thinking to find leverage points to evolve technology and change systems - a consultancy approach

(All Welcome) £10 - cash on the door please