San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
April 15 is the twenty-fifth meeting for Systems Thinking Ontario.
When change is systemic, rather than incremental, friction may arise from (a variety of) prior ways of thinking about situations. Every individual has a different worldview that may or may not be visible to others. Attempting to "solve" a "problem" often reveals a more complex "system of problems", known either as a problematique or a mess.
As an case exercise on which to try out SSM, we will work through some of the 7 stages by role-playing parties involved in a current situation. MaRS had developed a Systems Change initiative on Entrepreneurial Thinking. For the benefit of students, MaRS has created an Entrepreneurial Thinking Toolkit for K-12 Educators, and has been engaging with teachers in the Toronto District School Board on ways that the materials could be used. In addition, MaRS is offering Future Leaders Bootcamp for Teens five day sessions for two cohorts in July.
As a special guest for this April session, we will have Joe Wilson from MaRS. Joe is currently working as an Education Advisor at MaRS Discovery District, working with education technology entrepreneurs. He developed the Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshop Series, and consults on a wide range of educational programming.
See the prereadings at http://wiki.st-on.org/2015-04-15.
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David Ing is past-president (2011-2012) of the International Society for the Systems Sciences. He resides in Toronto.