Regular SCiO Meetings

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  • Open Meetings (open to all), a series of presentations of general interest to SCiO's members and others is given. Some of these meetings are also used to discuss specific problems in a workshop situation. There is a fee of £20 for all attendees for these meetings.
  • Development Days (members only) at which a smaller group of SCiO's members gather in order to apply themselves to a series of specific problem brought by the attendees. A study topic (usually from Systems theory) may also be addressed. There is no charge made for these meetings.

Booking is required for all meetings. For open meetings, please email, and for development meetings,

Professional Development

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See the Professional Development page (under Resources) for more details. If no courses are visible on the Events page, please contact us using the Contact form on the Contact page and ask for the course. For these courses,  the fee for members is £40 and for all others is £100. Our regular Courses are:

  • SC101. A Beginners Workshop in Modelling using the Viable Systems Model
  • SC102. Organisational Dynamics - Viable Systems Modelling Intermediate
  • SC103. The Systems Minefield - An Overview of Systems Thinking and Practice

Upcoming Events

Date Town Event Access Cost
Saturday, July 14, 201809:30 to 17:00 (BST) London SCiO Viable System Model - Beginners (SC101) - Summer 2018


This is a whole day workshop designed for those relatively new to VSM and provides basic training in building a Model of an organisation using VSM.

The attendees work together in groups to develop their model of a case study organisation and to diagnose weaknesses. The workshop...

(All Welcome) SCiO members and OU students £40, and for all others £100 - pay by Eventbrite please.
Sunday, July 15, 201810:00 - 16:00 London, UK Development Day - Summer 2018

This is a chance to draw upon the collective expertise of other SCIO members in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Your confidentiality and IP rights (where at issue) will be fully respected.
Development Days are for you whether you are starting out using Cybernetics or other techniques...

(Members only) Free
Monday, July 16, 201809:30 - 17:00 London, UK Open Meeting and AGM - Summer 2018

An open meeting where a series of presentations of general interest regarding systems practice will be given - this will include 'craft' and active sessions, as well as introductions to theory.

Please note that places fill up quickly for these events. It is advised that you book...

Peter Lacey - System Dynamics in healthcare

Jonathan Higginbottom - Enterprise Architecture and Bi-Modal transformation

Curtis Brackenbury - The Cybernetics of Neuro-Linguistic Programming

John Rogers - The pain, the potential and the need for paracetamol: bringing systems thinking to complex soft systems for vulnerable people

(All Welcome) £20