VSM theory test

Michael Frahm of SCiO DACH (Germany) has developed an online multiple choice test to test your understanding of the Viable System Model and its terminology.  Click here to access it.

Lecturer in Systems Thinking in Practice - Reference 21377 (closing date now 18 January)

The Open University are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic academic who will be able to contribute to the development and delivery of their postgraduate systems thinking in practice (STiP) distance learning provision and help lead their Level 7 Systems Thinking Practitioner Apprenticeship (STPA). Unit : Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM); Salary : £45,585 to £54,395; Location : Milton Keynes; Two Years Fixed Term with possibility of extension, Full Time; Closing Date : 18 January, 2024 - 12:00 Click here for more details.

Cave Drawings and Campfire Conversations

How to Relocalize Creativity in your Neighbourhood: You are invited to join Kerry Turner and Marc Pierson at the Schumacher Institute for a campfire conversation to discover the power of causal loop diagrams: A cave drawing tool fit for the 21st century. This will take place on Tuesday 17 October 2023 10am-3pm (UK) at the Schumacher Institute, Bristol, UK.  The morning session from 10.00 to 12.00 (UK) will be hybrid – available through a Zoom link. Click here for more details.

Enhanced Learning Club - for Apprentices

Are you an Apprentice studying Systems Thinking? Would you like to join like-minded people in exploring systems, practice, ideas, feelings and difficulties? If yes to both, then the Enhanced Learning Club is for you! Click here for more details

The 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Hull Centre for Systems Studies

The 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Centre for Systems Studies; 21 September 2022, 12.30-4pm; Discovery Room, Hull University Business School; Online & In-Person Members of the Hull University systems community will give presentations and discuss the past, present and future of the Centre.

Systemic Issues in "Young Lives vs Cancer" Sector project

Young Lives vs Cancer want to commission a significant review of the psychosocial needs of children & young people with cancer and their families, and a systems thinking review of the way they are supported by the multiagency system around them. If you are interested in being involved in this, click for more details.

Schumacher Institute - communications officer

Job description – communications officer. The Schumacher Institute is looking for someone to help us with their communications, website, administration, book-keeping, and backup financial transactions. The role would be two days (14 hours) a week and is for 15 months in the first instance. Hours are flexible, would suit someone with caring responsibilities.

Systems Thinking Practitioner L7 Apprenticeship

SCiO has agreements in place with the apprenticeship provider Cherith Simmonds to supply suitably qualified resources for their delivery of the L7 Systems Thinking Practitioner Apprenticeship in England and to support the design and development of their programme. This programme will start twice a year - check out the PDP listings if interested and click here for more details.

Hull Centre for Systems Studies hosts two high profile events; 2-3 June 2021

The Centre for Systems Studies at the University of Hull annual lecture is by Carlo Rovelli, the celebrated theoretical physicist, on the work of Alexander Bogdanov followed by a dialogue hosted by Emeritus Professor Mike Jackson. This will be followed the next day with an all-day symposium on the life, work and contemporary relevance of Alexander Bogdanov. Attendance is free - click here for more details.

ISSS Book Club

The International Society for System Science has set up a book club with the aim to explore the systems science literature in depth. Books will be read over several months, with monthly reading assignments of approximately 50-100 pages. Meetings are on the third Thursday of the month from 12:30 – 2:00 pm Eastern Time.This is en event for ISSS members only.

UK Work Opportunity for Systems Thinking Support

Northumberland County Council Public Health Team (UK) are seeking expressions of interest from individuals with experience of research and analysis using system thinking tools and approaches. The Council is due to start a community conversation in one of our towns and the situation of concern is the strengthening of communities. This conversation will take place between the 15th March and the 15th April via online workshops, surveys and face to face subject to COVID-19 restrictions. Click here for more details.

All Membership payment options now working

All membership payment options now work with all banks. We apologise for this problem over the past months. If you experience any problems please contact us using the contact us option below.

Cybernetic Society programme

CybSights events are hosted by the Cybernetics Society regularly twice a month. Future events include a presentation by Humberto Maturana and an online cybernetic drama. Attendance is free - non-members are invited to give a donation if they wish.

The Hidden Power - system thinking podcasts

A series of six system thinking podcasts by Philip Tottenham & Ed Straw with others are now all available in Resources - search on resource type podcast. Also see