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Dynamic Modeling I on-line course

Postby Karim Chichakly » Thu May 15, 2014 10:30 am

Take your modeling to the next level!

Dynamic Modeling I

Live Webinar Series:
Begins Wednesday, June 4, 2014
12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM EDT (New York Time)

Presented by:
Karim Chichakly, isee systems, inc.

Reach the next level with the third course in our new modeling series

Learning how to model on your own? Why not save time and take 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 modeling topics according to the following schedule:

    Class 1: Model Formulation
    Class 2: Main Chains
    Class 3: Intangibles
    Class 4: Model Parameterization
To learn more about the course or to register, visit http://www.iseesystems.com/store/training/DynamicModeling1 or email support@iseesystems.com.
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Re: Workshops and Courses

Postby Stefano Armenia » Fri May 09, 2014 4:56 am

Hi all,

this might be an additional nice opportunity to present some SD & ST related work here in Europe (I will be the Track Chair for the System Dynamics & Systems Thinking Track), which also preludes to the opportunity to publish the best track papers into a special issue (see details below and here: http://bslab-symposium.net/3rd-internat ... rtunities/) of the Int. J. of Applied Systemic Studies (IJASS), of which I will be the Guest Editor.

Please disseminate as most appropriately deemed.

Best regards,
Stefano Armenia
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Re: Workshops and Courses

Postby Lisa Kim » Mon May 05, 2014 1:53 pm

"Gain Systemic Leadership Skills with Peter Senge at SoL's Leadership for Sustainability Workshop, June 18-20, 2014

Join Peter Senge and Darcy Winslow for Society for Organizational Learning's (SoL) interactive, three-day leadership workshop and learn with a diverse group of peers how to make sustainability a core value in your organization, supply chain or community. It is not just about environmental sustainability; the leadership skills you gain in joint capacity building and collaboration will be applicable to all complex problems of systemic change. This workshop is designed for organizational leaders at all levels from all sectors: corporate, non-profit, government agencies and education.

Please visit http://www.solonline.org/?page=0_lfs or contact SoL Program Manager Lisa Kim (lisa@solonline.org) for more information. Discounts for Non-profits, Teams and SoL Members available.

The workshop will blend personal capacity building and application to real issues through a series of practice sessions using tools for systems thinking and collective learning. Leadership for Sustainability will be both personal and collective: people learning how to work better together by working together to achieve common goals that otherwise might be impossible."
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Strategy Dynamics Summer School

Postby Christina Spencer » Fri May 02, 2014 3:42 am

Strategy Dynamics = System Dynamics applied to business

Strategy Dynamics Ltd is offering a video+webinar based "Summer School" run by Kim Warren in week commencing 30 June 2014 , with a pre-session on June 23. See http://www.sdl.re/engage/schools.aspx for more information.

As part of the course, we will invite you to submit a business case example. These cases will form the basis of the webinars for group discussion and advice, directed by Kim, on how to use the strategy dynamics method.

This course is ideal if you are new to Strategy Dynamics and want to see both how it works and the powerful insights and impact it can offer. The course consists of videos, exercises and models in the "Introductory Strategy Dynamics" course, plus live online sessions with Kim Warren and group discussion (see http://www.sdl.re/sdcourse). A certificate of attendance is available on completion.

In order to provide personal attention places are limited. The cost is GBP £250 + VAT in the EU - and we are offering a 20% discount if you enroll before 1st June: quote "EarlyBird" on checkout.

Christina Spencer
Strategy Dynamics Ltd http://strategydynamics.com
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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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