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Ivan Taylor on “Building System Dynamics Models in Microsoft Excel”

March 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

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Please join us online Friday, March 29th 11AM ET (Boston time. Here is a time converter).

In this Collective Learning Meeting (CLM), WPI System Dynamics will host Dr. Ivan Taylor ( who will present

Building System Dynamics Models in Microsoft Excel

Short Description: Discover the step-by-step process of creating System Dynamics models using Microsoft Excel. Learn how to apply Excel to accurately represent real-world systems using System Dynamics models.

Biography: Ivan Taylor worked as a Defence Scientist in the Centre for Operational Research in Defence Research and Development Canada for over 33 years. He is President and Senior Researcher at Policy Dynamics Inc., established in 2001 ( He is a member of the System Dynamics Society since 1997 where he is a one-on-one mentor to young people Worldwide. He is also a member of the Canadian Operational Research Society and the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE). He is the Director of Membership of INCOSE Canada. He has a PhD in Public Policy and an MSc in Information and Systems Science from Carleton University in Ottawa. He recently worked with the US Army to develop policies to reduce soldier suicides and is currently working with a construction company in Southern Ontario on Indigenous Engagement and Inclusion. There is more information on his LinkedIn page

Question for the Audience
Would the use of Excel to implement System Dynamics models help you communicate with laypeople?

We will record this session and post it on the WPI SD Club YouTube channel for the public.

If you are interested in presenting your work in a future CLM, please contact Christine Tang (

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March 29
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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