Systems Thinking Ontario – 2020-03-16

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March 16 (the third Monday of a month with 5 weeks) is the 77th meeting for Systems Thinking Ontario. The registration is at

Systems Thinking and Ecological Understanding

The prefix “eco-” is used in systems thinking and systems sciences in multiple ways:

  • the socio-ecological systems perspective;
  • (social-) ecological systems + panarchy;
  • the ecosystem approach

These relate to an ecological understanding (epistemology) of the world, on a variety of primary systems of interest. What does that entail? Based on that understanding, might we intervene with willful action, or follow an non-intrusive path according to nature?

This Systems Thinking Ontario session will follow the agenda for a lecture in the Systemic Design course, of the master’s program in Strategic Foresight & Innovation at OCADU. As in the February session, we still step through the slides slowly, and nurture a conversation that encourages participants to develop a personal appreciation through collective sensemaking.


Suggested pre-reading:

We will NOT cover all of the slides in the lecture presentation deck, and may defer topics for a subsequent meeting.


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Post-meeting artifacts


Bloggers are encouraged to write about their learning and experiences at the meeting. Links will be added to this page.


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