Archive for the ‘ISSS RoundTable’ Category

ISSS RoundTable 2012 (draft1)

June 29, 2012

FACILITATOR GUIDE (about 300 wds, or 2.5 minutes read aloud)

(At 7:30 a.m. begin. Don’t read words in parentheses.)

1. Welcome, to our twelfth annual ISSS Morning Reflection RoundTable. My name is ___, and I am today’s facilitator. We propose to suspend judgment and experience this together without stopping for 60 minutes today, then every day this week. After the conference or on the last day, we can discuss its value for us, and consider possible revisions and applications. Is there anyone here for the first time? Welcome, we are glad you are here! (Be sure new people have RoundTable Guides). Let’s take one minute and go around the room for initial introductions–about three words: your name, country, field of work. (Cue the person on your left). (more…)

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ISSS BASIC READINGS (LEVEL TWO BASIC READINGS)

January 21, 2011

ISSS BASIC READINGS (LEVEL TWO BASIC READINGS)  (Retrieved from http://www.isss.org)

Origin of the ISSS
The International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS) is among the first and oldest organizations devoted to interdisciplinary inquiry into the nature of complex systems, and remains perhaps the most broadly inclusive. The Society was initially conceived in 1954 at the Stanford Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences by Ludwig von Bertalanffy, Kenneth Boulding, Ralph Gerard, and Anatol Rapoport. In collaboration with James Grier Miller, it was formally established as an affiliate of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1956. Originally founded as the Society for General Systems Research, the society adopted its current name in 1988 to reflect its broadening scope. (more…)

ISSS 2011 ROUNDTABLE GUIDELINES (LEVEL ONE BASIC READINGS)

January 21, 2011

ROUNDTABLE GUIDELINES   (LEVEL ONE BASIC READINGS)

 

OUR FORMAT.  In the 60 minute RoundTable, we allot 5 minutes to readings, and 55 minutes to hearing individual comments–time distributed equally among all present. We rotate the facilitator role to experience different facilitator styles. In one short hour, we hear twenty-plus points of view around topics of interest. We believe that just as we break the sound barrier when we travel faster than the speed of sound, we break the communication barrier when we hear 20 authentic viewpoints in 60 minutes (and 5 different facilitators over the week.) (more…)

ISSS ROUNDTABLE 2011- FACILITATOR GUIDE

January 21, 2011

ISSS ROUNDTABLE 2011- FACILITATOR GUIDE, different facilitator each session

(At 7:45 a.m. begin. Don’t read words in parentheses.)

1. Welcome, to our tenth annual ISSS Morning Reflection RoundTable. My name is ___, and I am today’s facilitator. We propose to suspend judgment and experience this together without stopping for 60 minutes today, then every day this week. Outside of the session, we will talk with each other to determine its value for us, and to consider possible revisions and applications. For our reflection today, I’ll suggest the topic __  (see bottom of page). (more…)

Revising ISSS RoundTable for 2011

August 26, 2010

OVERVIEW: Revising ISSS RoundTable for 2011

Hello friends of ISSS RoundTable.

Many of you have told me you would like to be on the 2011 RoundTable Revision Team. I have sent you an email directing you to this site. If there are other RoundTable friends who would like to participate, we welcome you, too. You can add your input here, or, if you prefer, you can email your comments to me at sgabriele@gemslearning.net or here http://www.gemslearning.net. The words in CAPS are categories on this site. I am not very skilled at wordpress. But here goes! (more…)