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Join us in San Diego for Intermediate Dynamic Modeling

Postby Karim Chichakly » Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:25 pm

"Intermediate Dynamic Modeling" takes your knowledge to the next level

Dates: February 5-6, 2015
Location: San Diego Training and Conference Center, San Diego, CA

Special discounts: 20% for education

Develop skills and expertise with advanced features of STELLA® and iThink®

This two-day workshop is case-based, focused, and very hands-on. Faculty will use a wide variety of case studies as vehicles for addressing key dynamic modeling topics and advanced software functionality. Participants will have ample time to work on projects of their own choosing, with instructors available for conceptualization, implementation, and technical assistance.

Space is limited so sign up today!

To learn more or register online, visit http://www.iseesystems.com/intermediate or call (603) 448-4990.

Download Registration Form: http://www.iseesystems.com/store/Traini ... ration.pdf
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Radboud Summer School: Dynamic Business Models

Postby Andreas Groessler » Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:29 am

Etiënne Rouwette and myself will offer a one-week summer school course on Dynamic Business Models (10-14 August 2015) at Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Target audience are novices to system dynamics with an interest in business applications.
More info on http://www.ru.nl/radboudsummerschool/co ... economics/
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Online SD Courses for Math and Science Instructors

Postby Roberta Spencer » Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:18 pm

Three Online Introductory System Dynamics Courses for Math and Science Instructors

Starting in the Summer of 2015 the first two of a three introductory course sequence for math and science instructors will be offered online through Portland State University. The graduate-level 3-credit courses include Basic Models, More Advanced Models and Building Original Models from the News. The courses will run for ten weeks over the summer. Instructor Diana Fisher teaches “Environmental Math Modeling” to undergraduate students at Portland State University using System Dynamics and has recently finished teaching a System Dynamics mini-course at the Northwest Math Conference (NWMC) in Portland this past October. For more information on this and other courses, please visit the Courses website.
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Chris Soderquist's New Webinar: Building Products with Impac

Postby Karim Chichakly » Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:56 pm

Greetings from New Hampshire!

Just this morning there were flurries descending from the New England skies. Although winter is approaching quickly here, I am looking forward to a webinar series I’ll soon deliver in partnership with isee systems. In fact, I’m more excited about Building Products with Impact than any webinar I have facilitated…and there are many reasons.

First, I’ll be co-presenting with some amazing colleagues (and friends) who have several combined decades successfully applying systems thinking tools to facilitate strategic learning and performance improvement. My colleagues and I will show you how tools and resources you can create with the STELLA/iThink software have been used to build the strategic understanding needed to create dramatic improvement in diverse fields: health, education, environmental policy, as well as multiple business sectors. You’ll learn from practitioners at health and educational policy centers, business schools, and universities. You’ll learn how these tools have even been used by legislators to better understand public policy. Follow the link at the end of this email to learn more about some of my amazing co-presenters and some of the topics we’ll discuss.

Second, most people only have limited experience with one type of systems thinking tool or resource: a systems map, a management flight simulator, or a game. In this series, you’ll see the full range of tools and resources you can create – and get a much more comprehensive understanding of what you can do with STELLA/iThink.

You’ll learn how to use STELLA/iThink to create effective:

  • Systems Thinking Maps
  • Management Flight Simulators and Dashboards
  • Learning Laboratories
  • Games
  • And more!
But the most important reason to attend this webinar may be how it will help expand your understanding of the many reasons why using systems thinking tools and resources can help you achieve fundamental improvement – in understanding and impact. And by understanding the many reasons why, you’ll be in a better position to choose how you’ll use STELLA/iThink.

We’ll not only show you the above, but provide tips and techniques for achieving maximum success. You’ll also learn what not to do. And we’ll provide opportunities for you to learn from other participants. The range of experience we’ll bring together from multiple disciplines will be a unique benefit of attending this webinar.

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. And if you can think of others who might also have an interest in this webinar, please pass this email along. The more participants, the more experience we’ll be able to bring to the sessions. I wish you well!

Take care,

Chris

Here’s the link to the webinar description and my contact information:
http://www.iseesystems.com/store/training/BuildingProductsImpact

Chris Soderquist, Pontifex Consulting
cell: (603) 276-0203
office: (603) 653-0228
PontifexConsult@gmail.com

A paper and video about the Georgia Health Policy Center’s legislative program
http://www.systemdynamics.org/conferences/2014/proceed/papers/P1158.pdf
http://ghpc.gsu.edu/affiliates-initiatives/legislative-education-initiative/

An example tool in education policy
http://skfchild.svbtle.com/high-school- ... cing-loops

If you have any questions about the webinar, please email support@iseesystems.com or call (603) 448-4990.
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Submission Deadline EXTENDED

Postby Roberta Spencer » Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:46 pm

Submission Deadline EXTENDED: 1st International Workshop on System Dynamics, Big Data and Cloud Computing

Dear Colleague,

Due to several requests, the System Dynamics Africa Chapter Programme Committee has extended the workshop submission deadline by 10days.

Submission for papers is now due on: 25 November, 2014.

Thank you for your submissions to date, we look forward to the review process.

Please let us know if you have any questions or clarification at: sd.africachapter@kca.ac.ke

Best regards,

Ddembe Williams,

President,
System Dynamics Africa Chapter.

In case this is new to you...

The theme of the conference is "Transformation for Sustainable Development” and the workshop will be held at the Safari Park Hotel Nairobi in Kenya on 12-13 January 2015.

The Call for papers can be accessed via this link: Final Call for Workshop Papers

Workshop proceedings will consist of abstracts of accepted papers. The best 10 papers will be published in a special issue in the International Journal System Dynamics Applications (IJSDA) and the next 20 papers will be published as Book Chapters with Springer. Details for this can be accessed here.

Kindly mobilize other potential workshop participants to take part in this event. Thank you and looking forward to your usual support and participation.

Please inform others about upcoming submission deadline and the exciting 1st International workshop on System Dynamics, Big Data and Cloud Computing!
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Intro to Business Systems Modeling, 29 November, New Delhi

Postby Karan Khosla » Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:05 am

Greetings folks!

EarthSafe Enterprises, in partnership with O.P. Jindal Global University, will conduct a series of seminars on systems thinking and system dynamics modeling for businesses; the first seminar is on the 29th (Saturday) of November 2014.

If you, or any one you might know who lives in New Delhi, might be interested in learning how to harness the power of mathematical modeling to design more robust strategies for start-ups, social enterprises, mature businesses, supply chains, human resource management - check out the link below:

http://www.earthsafe.in/blogevents/busi ... ember-2014

After the workshop, there will also be an open session about the System Dynamics Society, and how to make use of its excellent resources by engaging with the India Chapter.

For more information please contact: karankhosla@gmail.com
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Message from Ddembe Williams

Postby Roberta Spencer » Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:01 am

Message from Ddembe Williams

Dear Colleague,

Apologies for any cross posting. This is the last call for papers and reminder that The Africa Chapter of the System Dynamics Society is organizing its 1st International workshop on System Dynamics, Big Data and Cloud Computing with the main theme "Transformation for Sustainable Development" at the Safari Park Hotel Nairobi in Kenya on 12-13 January 2015.

The last call for papers can be accessed via this link: 3rd Call for Workshop Papers

Workshop proceedings will consist of abstracts of accepted papers. The best 10 papers will be published in a special issue in the International Journal System Dynamics Applications (IJSDA) and the next 20 papers will be published as Book Chapters with Springer. Details for this can be accessed here.

IMPORTANT DATES:
15 November, 2014:Paper Submission Deadline
30 November, 2014: Notification of Acceptance
15 December, 2014: Registration & Camera Ready
11-13 January, 2015: Workshop.

Kindly mobilize other potential workshop participants to take part in this event. Thank you and looking forward to your usual support and participation.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need any clarification.

Best Regards,
Ddembe Williams, President
System Dynamics Africa Chapter
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Uncertainty is everywhere. Resistance is futile but simulati

Postby Stefano Armenia » Wed Nov 05, 2014 6:20 pm

The phenomenon of uncertainty, how does it affects our daily lives and how does it come to hone our way of organising, will be the theme of the EURAM 2015 conference (http://www.euram2015.org) to be held in Warsaw.

Indeed, contemporary management theory and practice struggle to adequately tackle, rein and perhaps ride uncertainty. To appropriately cope with the theme, two major SIGs, Entrepreneurship and Organisational Behaviour, have decided to sponsor a cross-disciplinary initiative. In both SIGs, topics will address the issue of uncertainty from the point of view of computer modelling and simulation.

In the Entrepreneurship SIG, a topic is proposed with the title Visionary entrepreneurship in complex worlds: Computer modelling, business games and scenario analysis and in the Organisational Behaviour a topic is proposed with the title Agent-Based Models and Computer Simulation in Organisational Behaviour.

The aim of the two topics is to fosterdiscussions on how theory of complex systems, and the now rich connected panoply of conceptual and theoretical instruments to bridle complexity, may support decision-making in the face of uncertainty. The underpinning idea is that these theoretical and methodological tools may support decision-makers in interpreting uncertainty not only as the visible, and tangible, result of unobservable randomness but as the necessary behaviour of complex socio-economic systems.

The two topics, in combination, will try to investigate how different approaches in computer modelling and simulation are, and increasingly will be, necessary tools in the repertoire of management and organisation theorists and practitioners.

We expect that this kind of cross-cutting topic proposals will become an increasingly consolidated practice in the conference. This innovation, we hope, will produce value by creating links and stimulate the interplay among scholars that belong to different SIGs.

(Stefano Armenia, Edoardo Mollona, Davide Secchi)
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Updated Submission Guidelines and Tentative Schedule

Postby Roberta Spencer » Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:18 pm

The Africa Chapter of the System Dynamics Society is organizing its 1st International workshop on System Dynamics, Big Data and Cloud Computing with the main theme “Transformation for Sustainable Development” in Kenya on 12-13 January 2015. There is new and updated information about submission guidelines, the tentative schedule and more available via this link: Call for Workshop Papers. The paper submission deadline is November 15, 2014.
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Webinar en Vivo: Introducción al Modelado I con STELLA y iTh

Postby Karim Chichakly » Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:03 pm

Habilidades prácticas para abordar los problemas del mundo real

Webinar Serie en Vivo en Español:
Comienza martes, 4 de noviembre de 2014
    US/New York, CO, PE: 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM
    MX/DF: 11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
    AR, CH, PY: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    BR/Brasilia: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    España: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Presented by:
Graciela Sicra, OMN Systemic Strategy

Aprenda prácticamente cómo aplicar Pensamiento Sistémico usando STELLA y iThink y en su propio idioma

Es nuevo en Pensamiento Sistémico y Modelado Dinámico? Conoce el enfoque pero no logra desarrollar un tema? Este primer curso (de dos), orientada a la relación cliente-consultor, está diseñada para que pueda desarrollar habilidades, experiencia y sus propios proyectos. Sin movilizarse y en su propio idioma.

En cada clase de 50 minutos de desarrollo, usted aprenderá las claves de los conceptos, el lenguaje y el enfoque del modelado dinámico, con una orientación cliente-consultor. Cada clase contiene una sesión de preguntas y respuestas con Graciela Sicra y un foro en línea disponible para la discusión y el apoyo posterior. Acceso en línea a las grabaciones de las clases, ejemplos de modelos en STELLA/iThink y asignación de tareas se incluyen para profundizar su aprendizaje. Las sesiones se focalizarán en temas específicos de acuerdo con el siguiente calendario:

    Clase 1: Metodología y Modelos
    Clase 2: Lenguaje de Modelado Dinámico
    Clase 3: Patrones Referenciales de Conducta
    Clase 4: Feedback Loops
Para conocer más sobre el curso o cómo registrarse, clic aquí (http://www.iseesystems.com/store/training/IntroAlModelado1) o email a support@iseesystems.com.
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