About SCiO

What is SCiO ?

SCiO is a community of systems practitioners who believe that traditional approaches to running organisations are responsible for many of the problems we see today. We believe that systemic approaches to designing and running organisations offer radically new and better alternatives.

SCiO has three main objectives:

  • Developing practice in applying systems ideas to a range of organisational issues
  • Disseminating the use of systems approaches in dealing with organisational issues
  • Supporting practitioners in their professional practice 

Many systems practitioners can feel isolated in their organisations. SCiO provides a way to talk to and get support from a wide range of like minded people and see how they are addressing similar challenges.
SCiO is a charity and social enterprise - SCiO started in the UK, but there are now groups throughout Europe.

What does SCiO do ?

SCiO provides opportunities for practitioners to learn and develop new practice, to build relationships and networks. We run a range of events and forums in the UK including:

  • Open Meetings - an opportunity to hear about skills, tools, practice and experiences
  • Development Days -an opportunity for members to discuss specific problems they bring along to the meeting on the day
  • A Master’s level structured Professional Development Programme (PDP) of courses and workshops, to embed principles and practice - open to members and non-members
  • Common Interest Groups, looking at new practice or developing learning about a particular area of interest, e.g. systems interventions in the public sector, or systemic approaches to enterprise architecture
  • A website and discussion forum

SCiO UK’s events are held in both London and Manchester. Events in the Netherlands, Belgium and DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) have different formats - see the group pages for more details.

SCiO directors

SCiO UK directors

  • Chair - Tony Korycki
  • Company Secretary/Treasurer - Steve Hales
  • Professional Development Programme/Minuting Secretary - Rob Young
  • Open Meetings - Parag Gogate
  • Development Days/SYSBOK/CIGs & Outreach - Tony Korycki
  • Non-Executive Directors - Niki Jobson, Benjamin Taylor, Lesley Rowan, Natalie Marguet

SCiO Global directors

  • Chair - Patrick Hoverstadt
  • Secretary/Treasurer/Membership/Online - Steve Hales (UK)
  • Jan Beyen (Belgium)
  • Jan de Visch (Belgium)
  • Michael Frahm (DACH)
  • Jurre Kesting (Netherlands)
  • Tony Korycki (UK)
  • Michael Pfiffner (DACH)
  • Ed van der Winden (Netherlands)