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, 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
Tuesday, October 21, 201410am-4pm London Systems thinking / enterprise architecture: perspectives on enterprise architecture and systems thinking

Watch this space for the next EA/ST day bringing the viable systems model and systems thinking together with enterprise architecture. Convener, Jiri Ludvik

Book via email to east@scio.org.uk

10:15 value in utilising systemic thinking in the field of enterprise architecture and vice versa

11.30 language and meta-language of enterprise architecture

13.30 navigating barriers to the adoption of EA/ST methods

15.00 enterprise canvas and systems thinking

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

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

Steve Morlidge (facilitating) - mapping the systems landscape

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

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

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

(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