Professional Development
SCiO Courses provide training in the application of the Viable System Model.
 
As PDP courses become available they will be posted on the SCiO Events page, the SCiO LinkedIn group (members only), and also announced on this PDP Announcements mailing list.
 
(This is a self-managed mailing list for the SCiO Professional Development Programme (PDP). You will be able to subscribe and unsubscribe yourself, and manage your own mailing list profile.)
 
If you submit the Professional Development Questionaire, you will be added to the PDP Annoucements mailing list.
 
Any other questions please contact the organiser direct at rob.young@scio.org.uk.
 
SC101. Viable System Model - Structures A Beginners Workshop in Modelling using the Viable System Model – 1 day

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 follows a structured approach, with a series of steps that take the groups through a modelling process in (relatively!) easy stages.

The case study is based on a real organisation – a medium sized IT and office supplies company and provides a platform for developing the skills needed to take normal organisational information, show how that relates to the VSM and how the VSM can provide a set of new insights into the company.

The workshop will be run by Patrick Hoverstadt of Fractal.

Booking

The workshop is open to members and non-members of SCiO. The fee is £20 for members and £100 for non-members. Places are limited, so please book early please contact the organiser direct at rob.young@scio.org.uk.

Code:
SC101
Course Facilitators:
Patrick Hoverstadt
SC102. Organisational Dynamics Viable System Modelling Intermediate – 1 day

The Workshop This is a whole day workshop which follows on from the workshop on the structure of an organisation and provides training in analysing the dynamics 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 will introduce a set of tools used to understand and model the dynamics of organisations which the groups will then apply to the case study organisation. The tools introduced will include modelling complexity balances using amplifiers and attenuators, flow, and the dynamics of strategic relationships. We will look at how Ashby’s law affects the organisation, and work through how specific complexity imbalances drive instability in the organisation, its operations, strategy and relationships and how these three interact with one another.

The case study is based on the same real organisation used in the structures workshop – a medium sized IT and office supplies company and provides a platform for developing the skills needed to take normal organisational information, show how that relates to the VSM and how the VSM can provide a set of new insights into the company.

The workshop will be run by Patrick Hoverstadt of Fractal.

Booking

The workshop is open to members and non-members of SCiO. The fee for members is £20 and for all others is £100. Places are limited, so please contact the organiser direct at rob.young@scio.org.uk.

Code:
SC102
Course Facilitators:
Patrick Hoverstadt

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