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The Fish Banks Seminar

October 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm UTC-4

Thursday, October 29th  10 AM-1 PM Eastern US time

by Jason Jay, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Sustainability Initiative at the MIT Sloan School of Management

Join us on Thursday, October 29th from 10am – 1pm EST for Fish Banks, the classic web-based simulation  developed by Dennis Meadows. Jason Jay will lead participants through this participatory game in which players manage their own fishing companies as they compete with others to achieve a profitable venture.  Together team players will strategize about buying and selling ships, where to fish, how best to manage fleets without depleting fish stocks all while in competition with neighboring teams.

This seminar is perfect for general audiences who would like an introduction to Systems Thinking though a sustainability lens, but will include a deeper debrief that includes facilitator tips to help potential future game facilitators understand how to tailor and deliver this experience for a variety of audiences.

This  seminar will be FREE for Members and just $25 for non-members. It’s a great way to learn more about System Dynamics and this fantastic simulation.

Jason Jay is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Sustainability Initiative at the MIT Sloan School of Management.  He teaches courses on leadership, strategy, and innovation for sustainable business. Jason engages students and alumni in hands-on projects with leading companies and organizations. These efforts help build a community of innovators for sustainability that includes MIT students and alumni, faculty and researchers, with partners in business, government, NGOs, and hybrid organizations. Jason’s research focuses on how people navigate the tensions inherent in the quest for sustainability, as they simultaneously pursue their own self-interest and the flourishing of human and other life.

The Fish Banks board game is available for facilitators to purchase.  We also offer a set of boards that can be borrowed by Society members.

Free for members
$25.00 for non-members
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October 29, 2020
10:00 am - 1:00 pm UTC-4
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