Systems Thinking World

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Systems Thinking World surfaces noteworthy stories about relationships and their implications to provoke thought, foster deeper understanding, create insights, and enable more effective action. It is hoped that the resources surfaced here contribute to your ongoing endeavors.

Free Learning Programs

Each of the following free learning programs is self-paced online. No special access is required for these programs though if you want to submit exercises for a review you will need a Kumu username which you can obtain for free at Kumu Registration.

Systems Practice is a course from +ACUMEN in cooperation with Omidyar Group which is free multi-week group workshop which is probably the finest piece of work I've seen on the process to date. Download Workbook PDF Simulation with Insight Maker introduces the fundamental concepts and structures with which all stock & flow simulation are developed and provides a series of exercises to develop one's simulation skills.
Storytelling with Kumu presents the rationale for storytelling and then introduces the individual storytelling features of Kumu with a number of examples of how to effectively use them. One is encouraged to develop several sample stories and submit them for review. Storytelling with Insight Maker presents the rationale for storytelling and then introduces the individual storytelling features of Insight Maker with a number of examples of how to effectively use them. One is encouraged to develop several sample stories and submit them for review.
Certified Systems Thinker introduces one to what is considered the essential essence of understanding relationships and their implications and provides exercises to develop one's skills for doing so. Beyond Connecting the Dots is a new, free, kind of book on Systems Thinking and Modeling with truly interactive models in the book which you can experiment with as you read about them. Q&A
Systems Archetypes presents each of the most common systems archetypes as causal loop diagrams and as simulation models that you can interact with to better understand the behavior of the structures.

Discussions

Systems Thinking Network is a LinkedIn discussion groups of ~28,000 members discussing various topics from a systems thinking perspective. Systems Sciences is a Facebook group of ~2,000 members discussing various topics from a systems thinking perspective. The Ecology of Systems Thinking is a Facebook group of ~3,800 members discussing various topics from a systems thinking perspective.
Model.Report systems community aggregator where participants identify, comment on, upvote and downvote content. Design Thinking is a LinkedIn discussion group focused on striking a balance between science and art.
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