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Cybernetics: Mini-symposium Saturday (7 January)
Saturday, January 7th, 2023, 10am at Zoom
Title     First and Second order Cybernetics
Speaker: Prof Stuart Umpleby
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In January we start our Cybernetics theme on Wednesday 7 January with a presentation by Prof Stuart Umpleby on first and second order cybernetics. After viewing an edited version of a presentation he delivered previously, he will take part in our discussion, answering questions and providing more insights.
Saturday time zones for November 
 
San Francisco:    7 AM on a Saturday
New York:          10  AM on a Saturday
London, UK:        3  PM on a Saturday
Central Europe:   4  PM on a Saturday
South Africa:       5 PM on  a Saturday
Sydney Aus         2 AM on the Sunday
 
 
In case of the link not working: Sometimes the security settings on your browser prevents you from following these links. Try copying the link into your browser's search bar, or go to ISSS.org, Select the MEMBERS menu and select the Mini-Symposia (Not the Public one). You will still need to log in but you will get to the zoom link. Else send me an email at the start of the session to president@isss.org and I will send you the zoom link if you are a paid up member.
Roelien Goede
 
Cybernetics and VSM: Mini-symposium Saturday (14 January)
Saturday, January 14th, 2023, 10am at Zoom
Title     Cybernetics and VSM
Speaker: Dr Angela Espinosa
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On 14 January we listen to Dr Angela Espinosa when she will introduce Beer’s ‘Viable System Model’ (VSM): a theory of effective organisation inspired in cybernetic ideas on neural networks. She will explain how it supports organisations to manage complexity, and comment briefly on its recent developments and applications.
Dr Espinosa worked closely with S Beer and has continued developing the VSM to support governments, businesses, and communities in several countries in America, the United Kingdom and Europe. She is an Emeritus Fellow at the Centre for Systems Studies at the University of Hull, UK.
 
email: angela.espinosa.salazar@gmail.com /a.espinosa@hull.ac.uk  /
 
Saturday time zones for November 
 
San Francisco:    7 AM on a Saturday
New York:          10  AM on a Saturday
London, UK:        3  PM on a Saturday
Central Europe:   4  PM on a Saturday
South Africa:       5 PM on  a Saturday
Sydney Aus         2 AM on the Sunday
 
 
In case of the link not working: Sometimes the security settings on your browser prevents you from following these links. Try copying the link into your browser's search bar (https://www.isss.org/members-mini-symposiums/),  or go to ISSS.org , Select the MEMBERS menu and select the Mini-Symposia (Not the Public one). You will still need to log in but you will get to the zoom link. Else send me an email at the start of the session to president@isss.org and I will send you the zoom link if you are a paid up member.
Roelien Goede
ISSS Book Club
Thursday, January 19th, 2023, 12:30pm to 2pm at Online
The purpose of the book club is to explore the systems science literature in depth, so books are read over several months, with monthly reading assignments of approximately 50-100 pages. Check the book club's webpage for the current reading assignments.
Saturday 28 January: Richard Knowles
Saturday, January 28th, 2023, 10am at Zoom
Title     Cybernetics in Action PART2
Speaker: Richard Knowles 
[Read the note at end of the text in case you get an error message when following the link]   On 21 and 28 January we turn our attention to practice when we listen to
Richard Knowles on his work at the DuPont plant in Charlston, W.V. where he led a successful transformation of the organization. On 21 January he provides background into the development of the Cycle of Intelligence and the Process Enneagram models. On 28 January he will provide more detail of these models and another case study from an Australian sugar mill.
PART 1'S recording will be at: https://www.isss.org/saturday-presentations/
 
Richard Knowles is President of Richard N. Knowles and Associates, Inc. (www.RNKnowlesAssociates.com). He helps organizations move towards and sustain safety excellence using systems thinking to solve complex problems working with teams at all organizational levels to share information, build trust and interdependence, and release the energy and creativity of the people. He uses the simple, powerful Cycle of Intelligence© tool that helps people to solve complex problems, opens the social connections they’ll need and builds the emotional energy and commitment to get the job done quickly…all at the same time!   In using this approach as a plant manager, he led his 1,300-person chemical manufacturing plant to excellence reducing the Total Recordable Injury Rate by 98%, lowering emissions by 95%, increasing productivity by 45% and raising earnings by 300%.      He worked in DuPont Research (40 US Patents) and Manufacturing (Manager of 3 large chemical plants) for 35 years and has been working with all kinds of organizations in the US and many other countries to solve their complex problems for over 25 years.          https://www.rnknowlesassociates.com/richard/    
Saturday time zones for November   
San Francisco:    7 AM on a Saturday
New York:          10  AM on a Saturday
London, UK:        3  PM on a Saturday
Central Europe:   4  PM on a Saturday
South Africa:       5 PM on  a Saturday
Sydney Aus         2 AM on the Sunday    
 
 In case of the link not working: Sometimes the security settings on your browser prevents you from following these links. Try copying the link into your browser's search bar (https://www.isss.org/members-mini-symposiums/),  or go to ISSS.org , Select the MEMBERS menu and select the Mini-Symposia (Not the Public one). You will still need to log in but you will get to the zoom link. Else send me an email at the start of the session to president@isss.org and I will send you the zoom link if you are a paid up member. Roelien Goede