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Systems Thinking and Making Changes — Systems Thinking Ontario

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May 11 (the second Monday of the month) is the 79th meeting for Systems Thinking Ontario. The registration is on Eventbrite at

Systems Thinking and Making Changes

How do Systems Changes become natural practice? Stepping through a previously prepared set of slides, we’ll have a slow discussion on history-making, commitment, argumentation and pattern language (or however much we can cover in about 90 minutes). The agenda will draw from:

  • A. Situated Learning + History-making
    • Legitimate Peripheral Participation + Practices (Lave, Wenger)
    • Skill Acquisition + Disclosing New Worlds (Dreyfus, Spinosa)
  • B. Commitment + Language-Action Perspective
    • Conversations for Action (Flores)
    • Deliverables, procedures, capacities, relationships
  • C. Argumentation + Pattern Language
    • IBIS (Rittel), Timeless Way of Building (Alexander)
    • Architectural Programming c.f. Designing

For May, we’ll complete the four-lecture series as in February, March and April, based on the fourth lecture in the Systemic Design course, of the master’s program in Strategic Foresight & Innovation at OCADU. Our modified program has been to use the slides as a foundation, on which we nurture a conversation that encourages participants to develop a personal appreciation through collective sensemaking.


  • We will meet online. Please register on Eventbrite, and the web link will be sent to you.

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For those who want listen or read ahead, web video and digital audio are available as: