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 £20 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 patrick.hoverstadt@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 £40 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

Date Town Event Access Cost
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)
Monday, July 17, 201709:30 - 17:00 (09:30 is an introduction 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.

There is a fee of £20 for all attendees for these meetings. Places are limited so booking...

Russell Gundry - An Ecology of Health

Jan de Visch - A Map To Think “Systemically” About What Is Not Yet There

Elizabeth McDonnell - Thinking Systemically - what is it and how might diagramming help?

Paul King - Making it Personal: Viable Systems, NLP & A Body-Mind of Knowledge

(All Welcome) £20 - pay via eventbrite please
Saturday, July 22, 201709:30 to 17:00 (BST) London SCiO Viable System Model – Beginners (SC101) – Summer 2017

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 work together in groups to develop their model of a case study organisation and to diagnose weaknesses. The workshop follows a...

(All Welcome) SCiO members and OU students £40, and for all others £100 - pay by Eventbrite please.
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)
Monday, October 16, 201709:30 - 17:00 (09:30 is an introduction 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

John Raven - title to be confirmed

Portia Light - title to be confirmed

Benjamin Taylor - meta-contextual thinking: context, context, context

(All Welcome) £20 - pay via eventbrite please