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Course 1: What is System Dynamics? Jay W. Forrester Seminar Series

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The Jay W. Forrester Seminar Series is delivered on the Society’s Thinkific platform.  Once you purchase the course you will be automatically registered.

Course 1 – What is System Dynamics? In this course, Forrester and seminar participants have deep-dive discussions about the foundational concepts of System Dynamics modeling. Professor Jay W. Forrester discusses how System Dynamics started just before World War II. The students ask about mental models, kinds of feedback, and the relationship between System Dynamics and cybernetics.

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The Jay W. Forrester Seminar Series has been revamped and improved, and is now available as a more accessible, on-demand, online course! The original consists of seminar series conducted by Professor Jay Forrester in the fall of 1999 for his Ph.D. students in System Dynamics at MIT Sloan School of Management. Thanks to Susan Swett Forrester for the inspiration to record this seminar series.

Decades later, the System Dynamics Society has transformed the series into a course, making it more structured and more suitable for evaluation-based learning. This course will be self-led and self-paced without guidance from an instructor. We are sure you will enjoy this course as you learn from the founder of the field, Jay Forrester, and some of the brightest minds in the field!

Synopsis Course 1 - What is System Dynamics? In this course, Forrester and seminar participants have deep-dive discussions about the foundational concepts of System Dynamics modeling. Professor Jay W. Forrester discusses how System Dynamics started just before World War II. The students ask about mental models, kinds of feedback, and the relationship between System Dynamics and cybernetics.

Upon course completion, a certificate of completion will be granted to participants who pass all the quizzes and discussions with a 100% score.

In total, there are 11 courses in the Jay W. Forrester Seminar Series.

Currently Available:   Coming Soon:
  • 4. Nonlinearity
  • 5. Theory Underlying Modeling
  • 6. Group Modeling
  • 7. Confidence in Models
  • 8. The National Model
  • 9. Ethics in Modeling
  • 10. Management Education
  • 11. Future of System Dynamics
  Format: On-demand, online seminar course available on the platform "Thinkific." Once you purchase the course you will be automatically registered.

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