In the spring and summer of 2017, several community members came together to have conversations about systems thinking with facilitator James Shelley. It was evident from the beginning that the community was interested in learning more about thinking systemically, and also clear that collectively we possess a rich reservoir of knowledge and experience when it comes to systems work.
So, let’s be intentional about learning more from one another.
Pillar Nonprofit Network and James Shelley have partnered to create the Systems Thinking Exchange.
What is the Systems Thinking Exchange?
A community of practice, and a place for the community to pool our understanding of systems thinking in a peer-learning environment. We will provide the speaker and general topic and you are asked to come to the table with a willingness to share, learn and be more curious.
2017-2018 Schedule : Dates, topics and speakers
*click on separate events to register for each individual event
Sep 28, 2017 – Systems Fundamentals (Michael Ayres)
Nov 30, 2017 – Systems Doing (Heenal Rajani, with Michael Clarke)
Feb 15, 2018 - Relationship Systems Intelligence (Janet Frood)
Apr 26, 2018 - Systems Thinking in Practice (Andre Vashist)
Jun 28, 2018 - Seeing the System's Potential (Chris Moss)
Anyone interested in wanting to learn more about systems thinking and how to think more systemically. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Day of the event:
- Please wait in the Edgar & Joes Cafe area to be taken to the room (this is a great time to grab a coffee, cold drink or snack!)
- If you are an Innovation Works Co-tenant feel free to meet us in the Collaboration Station Room on the 4th floor.
About the facilitator:
James Shelley is a coordinator for The Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion (CRHESI), at a university research centre in London, Ontario. In addition, he maintains a knowledge translation consulting practice and a videography production company. On the side, James also works as a part-time group fitness instructor and he convenes community programs with the London Public Library. Personal passions include writing, classical literature, podcasting, and active living.
Thank You to Our 2017 Professional Development Sponsors: