Upcoming Regional Society & SIG Events


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COMMUNICATION AND CONTROL IN CONFLICT: Building Conflict Engagement Capacity through Cybernetic Role-Play

Date: 18 January 2023, 13.30 - 15.00

The work discussed in this presentation has emerged from my ongoing research program in the development of Systems Theatre: a cyber-systemic approach to Augusto Boal’s Forum Theatre aimed at evolving new methods of modelling potential interventions into “non-trivial” interactions between actors in human activity systems.


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WORAN Event - From simple beginnings to a UN Framework for change. The influence we’re having with systems thinking.

Date: 19 January 2023, 13.00 - 14.00

Ellen Lewis and Anne Stephens are the Co-Directors of Ethos of Engagement Consulting. Together they coordinate in-country teams to conduct research, evaluation, training and systemic change management projects, in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia-Pacific regions. 

Ellen and Anne have developed and refined their own way of thinking about common concepts used in the international development sector including rethinking intersectionality, systems thinking, systemic evaluation and the processes in which we conduct work from the global north. Ellen and Anne will trace their beginnings, from a theoretical set of principles for project management called Feminist Systems Thinking to Inclusive Systemic Thinking and the “GEMs” Framework now used by UN Women, the WHO, ASIAN group of Nations and NGOs. 

They will provide some practical examples of the value of using the GEMs, including what the G.E and M actually stand for, and have you thinking about your work in new ways

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Systems Thinking SIG - Why Logosofia for an assault on situational complexity?

Date: 1 February 2023, 13.30 - 15.00

Situational complexity is a phenomenon that emerges when groups of stakeholders congregate to address wicked problems. It emerges as the combined effect of three distinct observational complexities. The seminar will discuss the role of the Logosofia software platform, which has been developed to support the methodology of Structured Dialogic Design (SDD)

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Health and Social Services SIG Event - Improving Mental Healthcare Services with Data Science and Analytics


16 February 2023, 16.30 - 19.30
Venue: 
University of Westminster (Onsite Room 1.110 and Online) 115 New Cavendish St London W1W

Join the OR Society HSS SIG / HSCMG Data Science and Analytics Seminars for: "Improving Mental Healthcare Services with Data Science and Analytics"

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WORAN Event - The challenges of becoming and being a leader


23 February 2023, 14.30 - 15.30 GMT

Two speakers, one academic and one practitioner, will initiate this discussion on the professional and personal challenges of leadership.

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WORAN Event - Book discussion: The Sex Factor: How Women Made The West Rich, Victoria Bateman led by Katherine Kent


16 March 2023, 13.30 - 14.30 GMT

Victoria Bateman’s aim is to punch feminism into the centre of economics, and this controversial book is a thought-provoking contribution. If you get a chance to read it, then it is thoroughly recommended, but if not, you will be able anyway to join in the discussions it gives rise to.

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