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Open Meeting - Autumn 2019

14 October 2019 09:30–17:00
, United Kingdom
Event type:
Open Meeting
Event access:
All welcome

Open Meeting - Autumn 2019

SCiO organises Open Meetings to provide opportunities for practitioners to learn and develop new practice, to build relationships, networks hear about skills, tools, practice and experiences. Please book through eventbrite. The programme for 14th October is as follows:

9:30 - 10:00 Introduction to Viable System Model

10:00 - 10:30 SCiO notices and community exercise

10:30 - 11:30 Theory of Inquiry & Soft Systems Method (Dr. Mark Winter)

11:30 - 11:45 Break

11:45 - 12:45 Dynamic Intelligence and measure of self-awareness (Darren Stevens)

12:45 - 13:45 Lunch Break

13:45 - 15:45 Behavioural axioms for a successful co-operative system (John Carlisle)

15:45 - 16:00 Break

16:00 - 17:00 Systems thinking and organisational training programme defectiveness (Bryan Hopkins)

Event Resources

Seeing Anew: Using John Dewey's Theory of Inquiry to Understand the Inquiry System of Soft Systems Methodology
This session will show how John Dewey's general theory of inquiry (1938) can be used to understand the inquiry system of Peter Checkland's Soft Systems Methodology (SSM) and will suggest some practical opportunities that might flow from this for systems thinking practitioners. It will also show how ... Read more
Mark Winter
Does Dynamic Intelligence exist as a conceptual measure of self-awareness in the moment?
The theory of Constructed Development (as per Stevens’ 2019 PhD thesis) is a measure of a person’s awareness of their constructed intentions in the moment; this measure is time and context-specific and determines how much of their thinking is at choice. This choice leads to a number of possible resp... Read more
Defeat from the jaws of victory or, why we need a collaborative strategy
In this highly interactive session, participants will get to experience the five behavioural axioms for a successful co-operative system. The method is that of heuristic learning as the exercise comprises 10 rounds of decision-making in small teams. The decisions made by any team affect every team a... Read more
Using systems thinking approaches to evaluate organisational training programmes.
Training is an investment, much like introducing new technologies or processes, that organisations make in order to improve their performance. However, it is harder to evaluate the success of training than of 'hard' changes like technology or process. Since the 1970s the training profession has larg... Read more
14 October 2019 09:30–17:00

Penthouse, Alliance Manchester Business School
Booth Street West
M15 6PB
United Kingdom