Governance
Agenda and PowerPoint link for March 16, 2017 Winter Policy Council Meeting



  • The Society’s Organizational Structure
    The Society is governed by ten elected officers and a policy council. If you or a colleague are interested in serving as an officer or a member of the Policy Council, or just a volunteer, please fill out and submit this form.

Organizational Chart
Officers and Policy Council Members

Standing Committees

Awards Selection Subcommittees

  • The Society’s Articles, Bylaws, and Policies
    Below are links to our Articles of Organization (which are very hard to change), Bylaws (which can be changed by the members), and Policies (which can be changed by the Policy Council)

Articles of Organization
Bylaws                         
Policies

  • The Society’s Reports
    Minutes of the Society Business Meetings and the Policy Council

General Business Meeting Minutes
Minutes of Policy Council Meetings

Other reports are available through minutes of policy council meetings
Link to report archives.

  • The Strategy Report

Report of the Strategy Committee: Interim Findings and Recommendations

This Report summarizes recommendations for means by which the Society might increase progress in development of the field. The report therefore considers the field as a whole, not solely the Society itself. The report’s scope is incomplete on some issues, but particularly so in regard to the consulting firms in the field and the providers of software and training services to the field. The actions required to implement the strategy are also incomplete, since they require input and support from those who might do so. The Policy Council is asked to accept the Report’s conclusions, recognizing that most of the recommendations imply initiatives and efforts to be taken by certain officers and groups in the Society. Acceptance of the Report does not imply acceptance of decisions that would normally need to be submitted for PC approval Policy Council (PC) – notably new expenditures, the appointment of new Vice Presidents and changes to the role of SIGs.

  • Conflict of Interest Report

The purpose of this Conflict of Interest Report and the Guideline is to protect the System Dynamics Society, Inc. interest’s when contemplating entering into a transaction or arrangement that might benefit the private interest of a Policy Council Officer, Policy Council Member, committee member, or key employee. This Guideline is to set forth procedures for the monitoring, reporting, review and oversight, and approval or ratification of any action taken in connection with conflicts of interest and related party transactions. This Guideline, as a part of the Society’s Policies, is intended to supplement but not replace any applicable state and federal laws governing a conflict of interest applicable to nonprofit organizations.

  • Board Performance Self Assessments

Board Performance Self-Assessment Questionnaire and Summary of Responses dated July 7, 2014
Board Effectiveness Assessment Report dated May 12, 2015
Draft of System Dynamics Society Policy Council Guidebook Updated to March 31, 2017