Posted on February 26, 2022 10:45 PM by Peter Tuddenham
Categories: Communication, General
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Posted on February 22, 2022 1:00 PM by Peter Tuddenham
As part of the launch of the Open University Systems Hub I was interviewed for one of there podcasts.  The interview was in August 2021 and lasted for over 30 minutes, but the resulting edited podcast is 12 minutes, with mixed results...   The podcast was published in the 16th Feb 2022.
Posted on January 25, 2022 11:00 AM by Peter Tuddenham
The Open University has created and is releasing 10 podcasts as part of the launch of a new systems thinking in practice (STiP) Hub on the OU platform OpenLearn.  The idea of the STiP Hub is to consolidate available OpenLearn material (open educational resources developed at the OU) relating to our systems teaching over the past 50 years.
I was "interviewed" last year and the podcast is released next month. 
Links to the podcasts can be found by following this link:
Podcast guest podcast release date 
Arwen Bailey   15th  December
Jake Chapman 22nd December
Wendy Gregory 5th January
Misha Hebel 12th January
Martin Holt 19th January
John Naughton 26th January
Rupesh Shah 2nd  February
Paul Tucker
9th  February
Peter Tuddenham 16th  February
Mo Vernon 23rd February
Posted on January 10, 2022 11:30 AM by Peter Tuddenham
Categories: Membership
If you are an ISSS member who has had difficulty renewing membership please use this link
Posted on November 8, 2021 3:10 PM by Peter Tuddenham
Categories: Jobs
The Department of Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is seeking a full-time, tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant or Associate Professor level with rank and salary commensurate with education and experience. We seek an innovative scholar with special interest and expertise in implementation science. The scholar’s background may be based in a wide range of dissemination, implementation, knowledge translation, and/or quality improvement sciences such as (but not restricted to): public health, health services research, psychology, sociology, economics, anthropology, education, social sciences, systems science, organizational behavior, operations research, nursing, social work, or clinical sciences. We seek candidates in the field of implementation science, knowledge translation, or improvement science (quality improvement) who will focus on understanding, designing, and evaluating multilevel strategies to improve performance and/or improve the uptake of effective innovations in real-world health care settings with an eye towards impacting health care quality, safety, cost, outcomes, equity, and patient and provider experience. Successful candidates will apply dissemination and implementation frameworks combined with insights from multilevel stakeholders at the consumer, frontline provider, clinical manager, health system, community, and policy levels. In addition, successful candidates will conduct novel studies that develop, refine, and test different strategies to improve health care performance and/or improve the uptake and sustainment of effective innovations designed to impact health and health care across different settings (e.g., hospital networks, medical clinics, schools, community-based organizations)
Posted on October 23, 2021 9:00 AM by Peter Tuddenham
Categories: Communication
The details for the Saturday and Wednesday sessions for 2021-22 are on the calendar .
Posted on July 15, 2021 9:00 PM by Shankar Sankaran
Categories: General
Dear Members
The ISSS 2021 Board Elections have begun on 15th July and you would have received an email in your mailbox. The voting closes on July 30th at 9 PM Pacific Time. We encourage you to cast your vote.
There are three candidates standing for the role of the President - Elect this year.
You are requested to rank them with your order of preference as we have more than two candidates this year.
The candidates will be presented to you in random order. To rank them please use the arrows on the right to move up or down when the candidates are presented to you.
Please visit to look at videos prepared by the three candidates for this position.
There is only one candidate nominated for the following positions.
Vice President Administration
Secretary and Vice-President for Protocol
Vice President Systems Practice
You can vote either yes or no or write-in a name you wish to nominate instead.
The name you are writing in should be a member of ISSS who should be willing to serve in the position you are nominating them for. If the write-in candidate gets more votes than the candidate to be confirmed the ISSS board will discuss the next steps and inform members of the outcome.
I have been requested by the ISSS Board to set up this year's election as the VP Administration is a candidate to be confirmed.
Thanks, and Regards
Shankar Sankaran
Past President
If you have any queries on the voting process, please email me at
Posted on July 10, 2021 6:00 PM by Peter Tuddenham
Categories: General
OECD published this in February 2020: New Approaches to Economic Challenges -  Systemic Thinking for Policy Making
The Potential of Systems Analysis for Addressing Global Policy Challenges in the 21st Century
From the website: The OECD has invited Nobel laureates and many of the world’s leading thinkers from government, the private sector and academia to debate innovative approaches to the major questions facing humanity. This series summarises their analyses and proposals on the interlinked challenges facing our societies, environment and economies: from the climate emergency to inequality, the digital economy, or the financial system. The OECD’s New Approaches to Economic Challenges (NAEC) initiative was launched in 2012 to investigate the roots and lessons of the financial crisis, and renew and strengthen analytical and policy approaches with fresh thinking, engaged research and dialogue.
Posted on July 10, 2021 9:00 AM by Peter Tuddenham
Categories: Membership
In December 2018 ISSS started a regular Saturday meeting online using Bluejeans, now Zoom, for members to learn from each other. We now have two sessions to cover all times zones, Saturday and Monday.  They will resume in September after th ISSS Annual Meeting currently online.  Over the past 2 1/2 years we have collected over 150 recordings on various topics. I have begun to add some of the presentations on the website so anyone can view the presentation part of the sessions. You can view them here
Topics include Developing an Integrative Framework for System Science with Gary Smith, An Assault on Situational Complexity with Alexander Christakis and Maria Kakoulaki, Time for Ethical Systems and Third Order Cybernetics with Mick Ashby, and several others. More will be coming over the next few months. To see the full history  of 150 sessions please become a member of ISSS at
Posted on June 3, 2021 9:30 PM by Peter Tuddenham
Ray Ison (ISSS Past President 2015) writes that the Open University in the UK  are celebrating 50 years of STiP education at the OU this year - see  Ray Ison wrote  this background essay.