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SCiO Open Meeting - 12th September 2022

Event Date Lun, 12/09/2022 - 09:30 - Lun, 12/09/2022 - 17:00  GMT+1
, United Kingdom
Event type:
Open Meeting
Event access:
All welcome

SCiO Open Meeting - 12th September 2022

Face-to-Face Open Meeting: A new series of speaker presentations of interest to Systems & Complexity in Organisation's members and others.

SCiO's Open Meetings provide opportunities for practitioners to learn and develop new practice, to build relationships, networks hear about skills, tools, practice and experiences.

This session will be held in the Alliance Manchester Business School, high up in the Penthouse, and is the first post-Covid face-to-face event to be held by SCiO in the UK. We're looking forward to seeing you! 

The agenda for the meeting is: 

    9:30 - 10:00   Introduction to VSM/CSH

    10:00 - 10:30 SCiO notices and community exercise

    10:30 - 11:30 A case study of Warping and Weaving Systems Methods (Dr. Niki Jobson)

    11:30 - 11:45 Break

    11:45 - 12:45 Autopoiesis - Mechanisms of Self-Creation in Living Beings & Organisations (Dr. Clemens Dachs)

    12:45 - 13:45 Lunch Break

    13:45 - 15:45 Designing Democracy (Robin Asby)

    15:45 - 16:00 Break

    16:00 - 17:00 Critical Social Learning Systems: an inquiry, case study and some learning (Tony Korycki)

    17:00             Later in the Bar social

We are planning to return our pre-Covid practice of videoing sessions and making these available on the SCiO website, where speakers agree - further details as soon as sessions are finalised. 

Event Resources

A case study of warping and weaving systems methods
Practitioners always need to be alive to the tension between “paralysis through analysis” and JFDI.  This talk is a personal retrospective on Niki’s experience of supporting a government policy lead take the first steps in establishing a national operational capability and seeking to get that b... Read more
Autopoiesis - Simplified translation from Biology to Business
In recent decades, many people perceive that changes in professional life are accelerating. The world is becoming more and more interconnected and complex. Everything seems to be connected to everything else. Because of these changes, decisions are becoming increasingly decentralized. Employees are ... Read more
Designing Democracy
I have yet to find the word ‘cybernetics’ in mainstream writing on government and yet the comparison to steering a ship appears in the writing of Plato 2,500 years ago on government, and the word itself in the writing of Ampere 300 years ago. Beer’s cybernetic approach to systems thinking upon whic... Read more
Critical Social Learning Systems: an inquiry, case study and some learning
Social learning is a set of principles, activities and behaviours, relating to how people collaborate and co-operate to learn in a variety of situations within institutional and organisational structures. This presentation explores its principles and methods, as well as providing an illustration of... Read more
Event Date

Penthouse Room, Manchester Business School
Booth Street West
M15 6PB
United Kingdom