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Open Meeting and AGM - Spring 2016

18 April 2016 09:30–17:00
Manchester
, United Kingdom
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Open Meeting
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All welcome

Open Meeting and AGM - Spring 2016

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.

This open meeting will be followed by the SCiO AGM. There is a £10 fee for all attendees to these meetings.

Places are limited so booking through Eventbrite is recommended to avoid disappointment https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/scio-open-meeting-agm-spring-2016-manches...  

Event Resources

Introduction to VSM
A brief introduction to the viable system model.... Read more
Critical systems heuristics (CSH) and viable systems model (VSM): contemporary challenges to promoting systems praxis.
CSH and VSM derive from quite separate rich traditions of systems thinking, each with enigmatic original champions - C.West Churchman and Stafford Beer respetively. This session will open space to explore common and divergent lineages, challenges, and opportunities of each approach for the future pr... Read more
Restoring Democracy - Systematically
This talk will look at some of the symptoms of a democracy that is clearly under attack; some of the toxins that are attacking it and some systemic solutions that offer an antidote and that will help restore it. Bay Jordan, Director of Zealise Limited is the author of several books including, "Lean... Read more
Systems Laws Practise Session
The group will take a common current affairs topic and discuss this topic, in small groups, each using one of several 'systems laws'. Each group will then feed back to the plenary, reflecting on their learning about the systems law that they used, and what the law also revealed about the topic. The ... Read more
Exploring Levels of 'Connected Happenings' - Visioning and Architecture for Transforming the Electrical Power System 
This is a talk about systemic methods in practice. Roger and Jane have been addressing the architecture for future GB electrical power systems in various ways over the last three years. This talk will bring SCiO up to date on progress since their previous SCiO talk, in October 2013, on a distributed... Read more
Symmathesy and Systems Thinking in Identity
I would like to propose a new word for 'System' that refers specifically to living systems – that is, to systems composed of living vitae, which emerge from their communications and interactions. The expression and communication of interdependency and, particularly, mutual learning should be implici... Read more
18 April 2016 09:30–17:00

Manchester
United Kingdom

£10 - pay via eventbrite please