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, and for development meetings,

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, April 26, 202010:00 - 16:00 Hull, UK Development Day - Spring 2020

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...

(Members only) FREE to members
Monday, April 27, 202009:30 - 17:00 Hull, UK Open Meeting - Spring 2020

An open meeting where a series of presentations of general interest regarding systems practice will be given. At 9.30 Patrick Hoverstad will give an introduction to the Viable Systems Model.

Tickets will be available through Eventbrite:

(All Welcome) £20
Friday, July 3, 202013:00 – 18:00 Hauzenberg, Bavaria, Germany SCiO Practice Group (Bavaria) inaugural meeting

This first Meeting of the newly founded SCiO Practice Group Bavaria will give an insight into working with systems in general and with the Viable System Model (VSM) in particular.  Please book via email to Carola Roll


(All Welcome) Free