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the society’s structure

The Society is governed by ten elected officers and a policy council. The standing committees  provide support, advice, and implementation power to the Society. Search for officers and policy council members on the member directory.

Organizational Chart

The Society’s positions

The Society’s leadership


The Society’s unwavering support


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The Articles of Organization are from 1985 and govern the fundamentals of the System Dynamics Society. They are very hard to change.

Bylaws and Policies go into the details of how the System Dynamics Society functions. They cover aspects from membership to Policy Council positions. Bylaws can be changed by the members. Policies can be changed by the Policy Council.


The Minutes and Report Archives record decisions, meetings, and governance developments at the Society since its inception. The Strategy Reports summarize recommendations for means by which the Society might increase progress in developing the field – beyond the Society itself. The Conflict of Interest Report protects the Society’s interest when entering into transactions or arrangements with third parties. Find out more below.

General Business and Policy Council Meeting Minutes

Report Archives

Strategy Report 2018

Strategy Report 2013

Conflict of Interest Report

Board Performance Self Assessments

The reports summarize strengths, challenges, key findings, and recommendations
for the improved governance effectiveness of the System Dynamics Society Policy Council.

Board Effectiveness Assessment Report

Board Performance Self-Assessment Questionnaire and Summary

additional resources

Check out additional resources below.


Dashboard of SDS Objectives and Key Results

Draft of SDS Policy Council Guidebook

Guidelines for Record Retention

SDS Gift Acceptance Policy