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Learn SD Modeling to Address Nat'l Standards-Math & Science

Postby Roberta Spencer » Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:58 am

Learn System Dynamics Modeling to Address National Standards in Math and Science
An Online Professional Development Opportunity by Diana M. Fisher

A sequence of three online courses teaching System Dynamics (SD) modeling for math and science instructors (of students ages 15 – 20+) has been developed. These courses provide extensive hands-on model building activities for the participants that can then be modified (or used as-is) for their students. The model-building lessons have been tested in a classroom setting.

The three courses are:
1. Introduction to System Dynamics Modeling for Math and Science Instructors: Course 1: Basic Models
2. Introduction to System Dynamics Modeling for Math and Science Instructors: Course 2: More Advanced Models
3. System Dynamics Modeling: A Different Way to Think: Course 3: Building Original Models from the News

Each course consists of 10 sessions and will be capped at 15 participants. The sequence of courses provides a gentle introduction to SD modeling for those instructors who are new to system dynamics, but who appreciate the learning opportunities such modeling can provide for their students.

Dates: The first course will be offered starting June 24, 2014 and last for 10 consecutive weeks. The first course will also be offered starting in mid-September 2014 and last for 20 weeks, allowing participants more time to complete assignments because they will have returned to their teaching responsibilities.

Credit option: Each course has a 3-credit option attached, awarded by the Curriculum and Instruction Department at Portland State University.

Cost: The cost for the course is $570 without credit and $750 with 3 credits.

If you are interested please contact Diana Fisher at dfisher@ccmodelingsystems.com

For more information about what students can accomplish using system dynamics modeling go to the student tab on the website http://www.ccmodelingsystems.com
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Introduction to Dynamic Modeling public workshop

Postby Karim Chichakly » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:51 pm

Join us in Boston for a Dynamic Modeling Workshop

"Introduction to Dynamic Modeling" builds practical skills for addressing real-world issues

Dates: May 5-6, 2014
Place: Conf. Center at Waltham Woods, Waltham, MA
Faculty: Bob Eberlein and Steve Peterson
Special Discounts: 20% for University and 50% for K-12

Learn hands-on how to apply Systems Thinking using STELLA and iThink

Whether you are looking to jumpstart a modeling project or simply trying to come up to speed on the concepts, language, and process of the dynamic modeling approach, this two-day workshop is for you! Designed to help build your skills in the practical application of Systems Thinking and dynamic modeling, we'll draw upon years of real-world experience to help guide discussions and get you started modeling an issue of your own choosing.

Space is limited so sign up today! To learn more or register online, visit http://www.iseesystems.com/workshop or e-mail support@iseesystems.com.
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Introduction to Dynamic Modeling II

Postby Karim Chichakly » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:49 pm

Live Webinar Series:
Beginning Wednesday, April 9, 2014
12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM EDT (New York Time)

Presented by:
Karim Chichakly, isee systems, inc.

Ratchet that gear another notch with the second course in our new modeling series

Learning how to model on your own? Why not save time and take Introduction to Dynamic Modeling? No travel required!

Each class includes a 50-55 minute presentation followed by questions and answers. Participants have online access to class recordings, sample STELLA/iThink models, handouts, and a class discussion forum. Sessions will focus on key software topics according to the following schedule:

April 9: Combining Feedback
April 16: The Modeling Process
April 23: Limits to Growth
April 30: Graphical Functions

To learn more about the course or to register, visit http://www.iseesystems.com/store/training/IntroDynamicModeling2 or email support@iseesystems.com.
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Summer School: Dynamics of Resilient Socio-Economic Systems

Postby Andreas Groessler » Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:51 am

For the first time, Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands) is offering a summer school in August 2014. SD Society members Etiënne Rouwette and Andreas Größler are going to offer a course on

Dynamics of Resilient Socio-Economic Systems

A more detailed explanation follows below. The "official" target group for this one-week course are advanced undergraduate or graduate students interested in the topic. The course includes a targeted introduction to system dynamics. However, if a substantial number of people with pre-knowledge of SD attends, we can also offer an "advanced" thread in which we will work on research oriented topics. The course will run from 3-8 August 2014.

General information about the summer school can be found at http://www.ru.nl/radboudsummerschool/
Specific information about our course can be found at http://www.ru.nl/radboudsummerschool/co ... resilient/

There is an early-bird registration deadline on 1 April 2014. Students can gain 2 EC points when successfully finishing the course.

Description
Financial crises, natural disasters, man-made conflicts, logistical problems and fraudulent behaviour pose great risks to companies and not-for-profit organisations. How can organisations survive in such turbulent environments? How can organisations fulfil their tasks if its members are bounded rational? How can an organisation compensate for setbacks? And how is it that some organisations even seem to benefit from problems? This course attempts to answer these questions. You will design and run simplified versions of these organisations and analyse what they need to endure environmental setbacks. In addition to providing some theoretical input, this course will also emphasise a hands-on approach and creating what has been called “resilient” organisational structures with the help of computer modelling and simulation.

We will approach this topic from a dynamic perspective, in which resilience means that dynamic equilibria exist (e.g. a company’s ability to balance its newly hired and its leaving employees) and that oscillations are within the system’s span of control of the system (e.g. the tasks a person can effectively handle and on which they always rely). We will use modelling and simulation as our primary forms of investigation. On the one hand, we will learn how to create the archetypal structures of resilient systems. On the other hand, we will use pre-developed simulators to study the effects of dynamic adaptive systems in action. With the help of these models and simulators we will investigate the effects of organisational policies on pre-defined performance indicators.

We will introduce system dynamics as a modelling and simulation method and apply this method to a hot topic in the organisational and political debate: How can we build resilient systems that can cope with complexity, uncertainty and change? This practical course with a theoretical foundation will give you the opportunity to practice hands-on model building and simulation. You will also evaluate structures and policies to improve the level of organisational resilience.
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Re: Workshops and Courses

Postby Karim Chichakly » Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:31 pm

Introduction to Dynamic Modeling I

Live Webinar Series:
Beginning Wednesday, March 5, 2014
12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM EST (New York Time)

Presented by:
Karim Chichakly, isee systems, inc.

Gear up for model building with our new modeling series

Learning how to model on your own? Why not save time and take Introduction to Dynamic Modeling? No travel required!

Each class includes a 50-55 minute presentation followed by questions and answers. Participants have online access to class recordings, sample STELLA/iThink models, handouts, and a class discussion forum. Sessions will focus on key software topics according to the following schedule:

    March 5: Introduction to Models
    March 12: Behavior over Time
    March 19: Stocks and Flows
    March 26: Feedback
To learn more about the course or to register, visit http://www.iseesystems.com/store/training/introdynamicmodeling1 or email support@iseesystems.com.
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[LAST CALL] 1st INTERNATIONAL SYDIC WORKSHOP: 21-22 January

Postby Stefano Armenia » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:23 pm

Dear all,

few days remain before the start of the 1st INTERNATIONAL SYDIC WORKSHOP on System Dynamics Modeling to be held in Rome on next 21st-22nd January 2014.

We are sending out this last reminder before the event starts, in order to advise you that there are still some seats available to assist the workshop in presence, so we would suggest all of you who have not done it yet to register online through the Workshop's website (http://www.systemdynamics.it/workshop2014/) possibly by the end of this week, so to allow us to organize the event's logistics at our best.

Moreover, with this email we would like to communicate about another very important initiative that we have decided to put in place just during the last days, as also requested by many of you who could not physically attend the workshop in person due to various issues (travel constraints, time allowance, budget availability, etc...), especially for those living abroad in quite far countries.
Upon such many requests, we have decided to allow such people to follow the workshop via online web streaming. One of our sponsors, Unified Communication, has provided us with this service, which as of today is an absolute innovation in the context of events organized by the System Dynamics Society. Thus:


*** FROM TODAY, YOU CAN ALSO REGISTER FOR WEB STREAMING ACCESS TO THE WORKSHOP ***

(see workshop website, on the registration page, for all related info)


This means that of course it will only be in passive mode (so it would not be possible to have the paper materials, to access coffee breaks and lunches and to take part in the modeling hands-on session on the second day), but all the same we believe that it is going to be a great opportunity for those who had to give-up traveling to Rome in order to attend the Workshop.

For all those who have registered or will register in the next few days, we will follow-up with a personalized communication suggesting:
- Updated program (already available on the Workshop Website)
- Access credentials (for those following the event in streaming mode)
- directions to get to the Workshop Venue
- information on preliminary activities (needed software or laptop) and/or propaedeutic readings/etc.

Last but not least, we wish to inform all of you that we have realized the final version of the Workshop's brochure, that you can download from here: (http://www.systemdynamics.it/workshop20 ... hevole.pdf)

We look forward to see you all in Rome on Tuesday! We really believe that you will enjoy the Workshop!

Best regards,

Stefano Armenia

(President of the System Dynamics Italian Chapter)

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PS:
We'd like to thank the following sponsors and partners for supporting the Workshop Organization

Partners:
- The International System Dynamics Society (http://www.systemdynamics.org)
- The Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering “Antonio Ruberti” (DIAG) of the “Sapienza” University of Rome (http://www.dis.uniroma1.it)
- NESEA Srl (http://www.nesea.it)
- Business Systems Laboratory (http://bslab-symposium.net/2nd.Internat ... e.2014.htm)

Sponsors
- Greenwood Strategic Advisor AG (http://www.greenwood-ag.com/)
- Engineering Ingegneria Informatica SpA (http://www.eng.it)
- Unified Communication (http://www.u-comm.eu)
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Re: Announce: Strategy Dynamics workshop with Kim Warren.

Postby Christina Spencer » Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:24 am

Regretfully we will now be unable to hold this workshop. Our online course remains available at all times and we will run both online and face to face courses later in the year. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Date: February 21, 2014
Place: Hotel Grand Palace, Tokyo, Japan
Faculty: Kim Warren

Timed to coincide with the Asia-Pacific conference and following the success of our workshop in Boston we are repeating our blended learning course including a one day workshop on 21 February in Tokyo, Japan. The cost is GBP £400.

This course will be of value to anyone taking on challenges in their own organization, and to consultants wanting a valuable new service for their clients.

You will learn to create a living, quantified picture of how the business system works and performs, which makes crystal-clear how to implement your vision and strategy. And because that picture can be updated continually, you can constantly adjust those plans as events unfold.

In addition to the one day workshop, you will receive:
  • Permanent access to the online course Introduction to Strategy Dynamics
  • Free access to many working business models
  • Immediate full use of the Sysdea modeling software, and for a further month after the workshop
  • A private forum to post business issues you would like discussed in the workshop and to continue discussion after the event.
These materials will be made available as soon as you register, so you can start on understanding the core concepts and gain the most benefit from the class. More information about the course is available here: http://strategydynamics.com/tokyo14

Please contact me if you have any questions


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[UPDATE] 1st International SYDIC Workshop: news & follow up.

Postby Stefano Armenia » Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:41 am

Dear all,

in the context of the Field Development action, promoted by the System Dynamics Society (SDS), as well as in the yearly program of national activities of the Italian Chapter of the SDS, the System Dynamics Italian Chapter (SYDIC), in collaboration with the Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering “Antonio Ruberti” (DIAG) of the “Sapienza” University of Rome, the System Dynamics Society (SDS) and with the organizational support of NESEA Srl, is organizing the FIRST INTERNATIONAL SYDIC WORKSHOP, to be held in Rome, in the Aula Magna at DIAG premises, on 21st-22nd January 2014.

The practical approach of the workshop will be more evident thanks to the keynotes on real and well-known organizational problems, which will be presented during the event, where all participants will have the possibility to see various practical applications and thus fully understand the great expressive power offered by the system dynamics methodology.

We already have scheduled in the program the following presentations:

    - Kim Warren (Strategy Dynamics Ltd.) - Title: "Rapid model-building to help a high-tech start-up grow"
    - Pal Davidsen (University of Bergen) - Title: "Recruiting Skilled Workforce Dynamics"
    - Habib Sedehi (University of Rome "Sapienza") - Title: "CHECK-SIM: a Cultural HEritage health cheCK-up SIMulator"
    - Edoardo Mollona (University of Bologna) - Title: "Strategy and Scenario Analysis: Exploring Industry Dynamics in the Long Term"
    - Stefania Migliavacca (ENI - Scuola Mattei) - Title: < to be defined - related to the energy field >
    - Anna Cagliano (Politecnico di Torino) - Title: "Applying System Dynamics to study the diffusion of a mobile application supporting city logistics"
    - Angelo De Angelis (Centro Alti Studi della Difesa) - Title: "Proposal of a ‘Goldilocks’ methodology for the assessment of an international crisis"
    - Riccardo Onori (BPMI Srl) - Title: "A System Dynamics approach to a Chemist's Inventory and Finance Management"
    - Marco Lupo (Takeda Pharmaceuticals Italy) - Title: "System Dynamics application in Pharmaceutical Industry"
    - Andreas Harbig / Craig Stephens (Greenwood AG) - Title: < to be defined >
    - < additional slots to be defined / assigned >

We like to stigmatize again that, upon appreciating the possibilities of application offered by the methodology, the attendees will also have the possibility to start building their own model from scratch during the hands-on session moderated by Pal Davidsen.

You'll definitely understand and learn how to build your own model after the end of the Workshop!

We will follow-up again right after the New Year start, with more complete information on the round-table participants and on the workshop preliminary activities.

- For every further information on the event (note: limited attendees allowance) and on how to register, please check the workshop website at the following URL: http://www.systemdynamics.it/workshop2014/
- For sponsoring opportunities, please contact us at: workshop2014@systemdynamics.it


Best regards,

Stefano Armenia
(President of the System Dynamics Italian Chapter)

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PS:
We'd like to thank the following sponsors and partners for supporting the Workshop Organization

Partners:
- The International System Dynamics Society (http://www.systemdynamics.org)
- The Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering “Antonio Ruberti” (DIAG) of the “Sapienza” University of Rome (http://www.dis.uniroma1.it)
- NESEA Srl (http://www.nesea.it)
- Business Systems Laboratory (http://bslab-symposium.net/2nd.Internat ... e.2014.htm)

Sponsors
- Greenwood Strategic Advisor AG (http://www.greenwood-ag.com/)
- Engineering Ingegneria Informatica SpA (http://www.eng.it)
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Call for Speech - SYDIC Workshop

Postby Stefano Armenia » Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:47 am

Dear all,

the System Dynamics Italian Chapter (SYDIC), in the context of the FIRST INTERNATIONAL SYDIC WORKSHOP ON SYSTEM DYNAMICS, to be held in Rome on 21st-22nd January 2014, is launching a call for speech oriented at selecting presentations of best practices carried through the application of SD models.

The Workshop will cover the topic “System Dynamics for Policy Assessment & Strategy Development” however, presentations of SD models in other fields is allowed and encouraged.

A call for speech is thus open from December 12th 2013 to December 30th 2013 in order to allow participants, scientists, consultants and field experts to present and share their activities and SD models.

The speech/presentation should have the following characteristics and features:
- Focus on a real-case application of SD in a specific field
- clearly show how SD helped solve a practical problem or a modeling problem, by evidencing the advantages of the use of SD in that particular context
- be no longer than 10 minutes + 3 more minutes for questions;

Send your proposals via email to: Alberto Atzori (asatzori@uniss.it) by December 30th 2013

Please include in your email the following information:
- Title
- Field of application
- 4 keywords
- A maximum of 100 words describing the outline of the presentation.

Note that a maximum of 8 presentations will be selected from the proposals to be included in the final program of the Workshop.

THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL SYDIC WORKSHOP
is presented by the Italian Chapter of the System Dynamics Society, in collaboration with the Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering “Antonio Ruberti” (DIAG) of the “Sapienza” University of Rome, the System Dynamics Society (SDS) and with the organizational support of NESEA Srl

Check the workshop website: http://www.systemdynamics.it/workshop2014/
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1st International SYDIC Workshop, Rome, Italy

Postby Stefano Armenia » Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:53 pm

Dear all,

the System Dynamics Italian Chapter (SYDIC), in collaboration with the Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering “Antonio Ruberti” (DIAG) of the “Sapienza” University of Rome, the System Dynamics Society (SDS) and with the organizational support of NESEA Srl, is proud to announce the FIRST INTERNATIONAL SYDIC WORKSHOP, to be held in Rome on 21st-22nd January 2014.

The Workshop will be held in the Aula Magna at the DIAG premises, and will cover the topic:

“System Dynamics for Policy Assessment & Strategy Development”

The workshop is organized in the context of the Field Development action promoted by the System Dynamics Society (SDS), as well as in the yearly program of national activities of the Italian Chapter of the SDS.

The main Guest Speakers will be Kim Warren (President of the System Dynamics Society and director of the company Strategy Dynamics) and Pàl Davidsen (Professor of System Dynamics at the University of Bergen, Norway) who will introduce managers, professionals, academics and researchers to fully understand the great opportunity offered by such an important modelling methodology when assessing policy and/or strategy outcomes. Additionally, the second day of the workshop will provide participants, by means of a hands-on session, with the possibility to start building a model from scratch, thus ultimately allowing for a quick start with their new modelling skills.

Find attached a brochure with some preliminary information about the event.

We will soon follow-up this first SAVE THE DATE email with additional information. In the meanwhile, please check the workshop website at the following URL: http://www.systemdynamics.it/workshop2014/

Stay tuned!

Best regards,

Stefano Armenia
(President of the System Dynamics Italian Chapter)
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