Regular SCiO Meetings

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  • Open Meetings (open to all), 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 pauline.roberts@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 £100. 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

Organiser Date Town Event Access Cost
Tony Korycki Sunday, January 22, 201710:00am to 4:00pm London Development Day; Winter 2016/17

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...

(Members only)
Pauline Roberts Monday, January 23, 201709:30 - 17:00 (09:30 is an introdction to the viable system model. Whole day starts at 10:00) London Open Meeting - Winter 2016/17

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. Booking now available through Eventbrite:...

Ivan McTaggart - Limitations of Systems Approaches, Methods and Models in Addressing Challenges in Complex Environments

Stephen Brewis and Stephen Cassidy - Creating living strategies in a complex world: Implementing cybernetics to create the social capital needed for sustainable success.

Niki Jobson - Ladder of Abstraction

Patrick Hoverstadt and Lucy Loh - Patterns of Strategy

(All Welcome) £10 - pay via eventbrite please
Tony Korycki Sunday, April 23, 201710:00am to 4:00pm Manchester (Stockport) Development Day; Spring 2017

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...

(Members only)
Pauline Roberts Monday, April 24, 201709:30 - 17:00 (09:30 is an introdction to the viable system model. Whole day starts at 10:00) Manchester Open Meeting and AGM - Spring 2017

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.

Michael Walker - title to be confirmed

Arthur Battram - Title to be confirmed

Natalie Marguet - title to be confirmed

Sam Williams - title to be confirmed

(All Welcome) £10 - pay via eventbrite please
Tony Korycki Sunday, July 16, 201710:00am to 4:00pm London Development Day; Summer 2017

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...

(Members only)
Pauline Roberts Monday, July 17, 201709:30 - 17:00 (09:30 is an introdction to the viable system model. Whole day starts at 10:00) London Open Meeting - Summer 2017

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.

Elizabeth McDonnell - title to be confirmed

Jan De Visch - title to be confirmed

Russell Gundry - title to be confirmed

Paul King - title to be confirmed

(All Welcome) £10 - pay via eventbrite please
Tony Korycki Sunday, October 15, 201710:00am to 4:00pm Manchester (Stockport) Development Day; Autumn 2017

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...

(Members only)
Pauline Roberts Monday, October 16, 201709:30 - 17:00 (09:30 is an introdction to the viable system model. Whole day starts at 10:00) Manchester Open Meeting - Autumn 2017

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.

Peter Lacey - title to be confirmed

(All Welcome) £10 - pay via eventbrite please