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Cancer Prevention and Control with System Dynamics

April 17 at 11 am NY | 4 pm London | 11 pm Beijing | Time Converter

Cancer Prevention and Control with System Dynamics – Discussion of a Systematic Review

This webinar delves into the findings of a systematic review on the application of System Dynamics modeling in cancer prevention and control, as presented in the recently published research in the PLOS ONE journal. It aims to explore the scope, characteristics, and quality of studies utilizing System Dynamics, including simulation and diagramming techniques such as causal-loop diagramming, in the context of cancer-related research. The research assess the quality of these studies, their alignment with the cancer control continuum, and the synthesis of their characteristics and models.

Special attention is given to diverse topics addressed in these studies, including chemotherapy treatments, tobacco or e-cigarette use reduction interventions, and cancer risks from environmental contamination. This presentation will highlight the current state of System Dynamics in cancer research, and address the need for rigorous, transparent model development and testing practices.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understanding System Dynamics in Cancer Research: Gain insights into how System Dynamics modeling, including both simulation and diagramming approaches, is applied in cancer prevention and control.
  2. Assessment of Study Quality and Scope: Learn to assess the quality of System Dynamics studies in cancer research using adapted criteria, and understand their alignment with the cancer control continuum.
  3. Identifying Key Focus Areas and Interventions: Acquire knowledge about the key focus areas within these studies, such as treatment, prevention, and detection, and explore the types of interventions modeled.
  4. Improvement and Best Practices: Recognize the need for improved rigor and transparency in model development and testing in cancer research using System Dynamics, and discuss the development of supportive infrastructure and best practices for multidisciplinary research.

About the Presenters

Erin Kenzie is an Assistant Professor at the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon and holds faculty roles at the Portland State University System Science Program and the Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network. She received her PhD in Systems Science from PSU in 2021. Dr. Kenzie’s research spans system dynamics, implementation science, and public health. She has been involved in research applying System Dynamics to colorectal cancer screening, behavioral health system capacity, unhealthy alcohol use screening and treatment, rural Veteran access to care, health plan-clinic partnerships, behavioral health integration, traumatic brain injury recovery, and climate change mitigation behavior.

Wayne Wakeland is Professor Emeritus of Systems Science at Portland State University. He also served as the Systems Science Program Chair for many years. He earned a B.S. and a Master of Engineering at Harvey Mudd College (1973); and a Ph.D. in Systems Science at Portland State U. (1977). He developed and taught courses on computer simulation methods and more recently a course on system sustainability and organizational resilience. His research focused on the use of computational models for studying a variety of topics, including complications during human pregnancy, recovery from concussion, and policies to reduce opioid drug diversion, abuse, and overdose deaths. Other topics included environmental/ecological sustainability and elevated intracranial pressure due to traumatic brain injusy. He has been active in the System Dynamics Society for many years and helps lead its Health Policy Special Interest Group.

Target Audience

This webinar is ideal for healthcare professionals, policy makers, researchers, academicians, and particularly students in fields like public health, oncology, systems engineering, and health policy. It offers insights into the application of System Dynamics in cancer prevention and control, making it a valuable learning opportunity for anyone interested in innovative research methodologies and their implications in healthcare.

Optimizing Business Development with Dynamic Business Models

October 16 at 11 am NY | 4 pm London | 11 pm Beijing | Time Converter

This seminar is part of our special series System Dynamics for Business Innovation with Kim Warren. A series of eight webinars offering a deep dive into the application of System dynamics in Business. Throughout the sessions, we’ll explore strategic modeling techniques and their transformative impact across different business domains, from strategic management to IT systems planning and sustainable practices. This series aims to reveal the potential of System Dynamics as a powerful tool for business innovation and complex decision-making.

Session 8

Optimizing Business Development with Dynamic Business Models

Overview

This session explores the application of dynamic business models in managing marketing pipelines, staff hierarchies, and other staged business processes. It focuses on how DBMs can be used to plan, analyze, and optimize these processes, enhancing efficiency and effectiveness in business development stages.

Learning Outcomes: Participants will:

  1. Understand how to apply DBMs in planning and managing marketing pipelines and staff structures.
  2. Learn techniques for optimizing staged business development processes using DBMs.
  3. Gain insights into strategic planning and resource allocation in business development.

Target Audience:

  • Marketing and HR managers.
  • Business strategists and development officers.
  • Professionals in organizational planning and development.
  • Academics and students interested in business process management.

This webinar aims to equip attendees with the knowledge to utilize dynamic business models for effective planning and management of crucial business development activities.

About the Presenter

Kim Warren is an accomplished strategist with a wealth of experience in the business world. He spent 10 years in senior strategy roles, including as Retail Strategy Director at Whitbread PLC. Warren then transitioned to academia, teaching Strategic Management at London Business School for two decades. During his tenure, he developed a keen interest in System Dynamics, finding traditional strategy tools insufficient for modern business challenges. This led him to embrace and adapt System Dynamics, creating the Strategy Dynamics method. Warren’s method focuses on designing and managing business systems dynamically to adapt to changing markets and internal business conditions. He has authored influential books on the subject, including “Competitive Strategy Dynamics” and “Strategic Management Dynamics,” and has been recognized with the prestigious Jay Wright Forrester Award from the International System Dynamics Society, where he also served as president in 2013. Warren, along with his partner Christina Spencer, has developed a range of learning materials and courses to disseminate the Strategy Dynamics method, utilizing the Silico online modeling app to support this approach.

For more detailed information, you can visit his website here.

Dynamic Business Models in Systems Engineering

September 25 at 11 am NY | 4 pm London | 11 pm Beijing | Time Converter

This seminar is part of our special series System Dynamics for Business Innovation with Kim Warren. A series of eight webinars offering a deep dive into the application of System dynamics in Business. Throughout the sessions, we’ll explore strategic modeling techniques and their transformative impact across different business domains, from strategic management to IT systems planning and sustainable practices. This series aims to reveal the potential of System Dynamics as a powerful tool for business innovation and complex decision-making.

Session 7

Dynamic Business Models in Systems Engineering

Overview

The seminar will delve into how dynamic business models can be effectively applied in the field of systems engineering. It will focus on utilizing DBMs for designing, analyzing, and managing complex engineering systems, ensuring they align with business objectives and adapt to changing environments.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Learn the application of DBMs in systems engineering processes.
  2. Understand how to use DBMs for complex system design and analysis.
  3. Gain insights into managing engineering projects dynamically to meet business needs.

Target Audience:

  • Systems engineers and project managers.
  • Professionals in engineering and technology management.
  • Academics and students in engineering and business fields.
  • Business strategists interested in integrating engineering with dynamic modeling.

This session is designed for professionals and academics in systems engineering and business, aiming to explore the intersection of these fields through dynamic business models.

About the Presenter

Kim Warren is an accomplished strategist with a wealth of experience in the business world. He spent 10 years in senior strategy roles, including as Retail Strategy Director at Whitbread PLC. Warren then transitioned to academia, teaching Strategic Management at London Business School for two decades. During his tenure, he developed a keen interest in System Dynamics, finding traditional strategy tools insufficient for modern business challenges. This led him to embrace and adapt System Dynamics, creating the Strategy Dynamics method. Warren’s method focuses on designing and managing business systems dynamically to adapt to changing markets and internal business conditions. He has authored influential books on the subject, including “Competitive Strategy Dynamics” and “Strategic Management Dynamics,” and has been recognized with the prestigious Jay Wright Forrester Award from the International System Dynamics Society, where he also served as president in 2013. Warren, along with his partner Christina Spencer, has developed a range of learning materials and courses to disseminate the Strategy Dynamics method, utilizing the Silico online modeling app to support this approach.

For more detailed information, you can visit his website here.

Strategic HR Planning with Dynamic Business Models

September 4 at 11 am NY | 4 pm London | 11 pm Beijing | Time Converter

This seminar is part of our special series System Dynamics for Business Innovation with Kim Warren. A series of eight webinars offering a deep dive into the application of System dynamics in Business. Throughout the sessions, we’ll explore strategic modeling techniques and their transformative impact across different business domains, from strategic management to IT systems planning and sustainable practices. This series aims to reveal the potential of System Dynamics as a powerful tool for business innovation and complex decision-making.

Session 6

Strategic Human Resources Planning with Dynamic Business Models

This session focuses on integrating dynamic business models into human resource planning and people analytics. Attendees will explore how DBMs can enhance workforce planning, talent management, and the optimization of human capital. The seminar will delve into the use of data-driven approaches and analytics in making informed HR decisions.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the application of DBMs in strategic HR planning and analytics.
  2. Learn techniques for data-driven workforce management and talent optimization.
  3. Gain insights into enhancing HR decision-making through dynamic modeling.

Target Audience:

  • HR professionals and talent managers.
  • Business strategists and executives.
  • Professionals interested in people analytics and data-driven HR.
  • Academics and students in HR and business management fields.

This webinar aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the role of dynamic business models in human resource strategies and operations.

About the Presenter

Kim Warren is an accomplished strategist with a wealth of experience in the business world. He spent 10 years in senior strategy roles, including as Retail Strategy Director at Whitbread PLC. Warren then transitioned to academia, teaching Strategic Management at London Business School for two decades. During his tenure, he developed a keen interest in System Dynamics, finding traditional strategy tools insufficient for modern business challenges. This led him to embrace and adapt System Dynamics, creating the Strategy Dynamics method. Warren’s method focuses on designing and managing business systems dynamically to adapt to changing markets and internal business conditions. He has authored influential books on the subject, including “Competitive Strategy Dynamics” and “Strategic Management Dynamics,” and has been recognized with the prestigious Jay Wright Forrester Award from the International System Dynamics Society, where he also served as president in 2013. Warren, along with his partner Christina Spencer, has developed a range of learning materials and courses to disseminate the Strategy Dynamics method, utilizing the Silico online modeling app to support this approach.

For more detailed information, you can visit his website here.

Dynamic Business Models for Integrated Reporting of Environmental and Social impacts

June 18 at 11 am NY | 4 pm London | 11 pm Beijing | Time Converter

This seminar is part of our special series System Dynamics for Business Innovation with Kim Warren. A series of eight webinars offering a deep dive into the application of System dynamics in Business. Throughout the sessions, we’ll explore strategic modeling techniques and their transformative impact across different business domains, from strategic management to IT systems planning and sustainable practices. This series aims to reveal the potential of System Dynamics as a powerful tool for business innovation and complex decision-making.

Session 5

Dynamic Business Models for Integrated Reporting of Environmental and Social Impacts

This webinar focuses on the use of dynamic business models (DBMs) in enhancing the reporting and management of a company’s environmental and social footprint. It will explore how these models can provide a more comprehensive view of a company’s impact, aligning sustainability efforts with business strategies.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Learn the role of DBMs in environmental and social impact reporting.
  2. Understand how to integrate sustainability into business models for comprehensive reporting.
  3. Develop strategies for managing environmental and social impacts in business operations.

Target Audience:

  • Corporate leaders and sustainability officers.
  • Professionals in environmental and social governance (ESG) and CSR.
  • Business strategists interested in sustainable practices.
  • Academics and students in environmental studies and business management.

This session is aimed at those looking to improve their approach to sustainability and impact reporting through the application of dynamic business modeling techniques.

About the Presenter

Kim Warren is an accomplished strategist with a wealth of experience in the business world. He spent 10 years in senior strategy roles, including as Retail Strategy Director at Whitbread PLC. Warren then transitioned to academia, teaching Strategic Management at London Business School for two decades. During his tenure, he developed a keen interest in System Dynamics, finding traditional strategy tools insufficient for modern business challenges. This led him to embrace and adapt System Dynamics, creating the Strategy Dynamics method. Warren’s method focuses on designing and managing business systems dynamically to adapt to changing markets and internal business conditions. He has authored influential books on the subject, including “Competitive Strategy Dynamics” and “Strategic Management Dynamics,” and has been recognized with the prestigious Jay Wright Forrester Award from the International System Dynamics Society, where he also served as president in 2013. Warren, along with his partner Christina Spencer, has developed a range of learning materials and courses to disseminate the Strategy Dynamics method, utilizing the Silico online modeling app to support this approach.

For more detailed information, you can visit his website here.

Harnessing Intangible Business Factors with Dynamic Business Models

May 22 at 11 am NY | 4 pm London | 11 pm Beijing | Time Converter

This seminar is part of our special series System Dynamics for Business Innovation with Kim Warren. A series of eight webinars offering a deep dive into the application of System dynamics in Business. Throughout the sessions, we’ll explore strategic modeling techniques and their transformative impact across different business domains, from strategic management to IT systems planning and sustainable practices. This series aims to reveal the potential of System Dynamics as a powerful tool for business innovation and complex decision-making.

Session 4

Harnessing Intangible Business Factors with Dynamic Business Models

This webinar explores the role of intangible assets like reputation, intellectual property, and organizational culture in business strategy. Participants will learn how dynamic business models (DBMs) can effectively quantify and incorporate these often-overlooked elements into overall business planning and performance assessment.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the importance of intangible factors in business dynamics.
  2. Learn methodologies to quantify and integrate intangibles using DBMs.
  3. Develop strategies to leverage intangible assets for business growth and sustainability.

Target Audience:

  • Business strategists and decision-makers.
  • Professionals in marketing, branding, and intellectual property management.
  • Organizational development specialists.
  • Academics and students in business and management studies.

This webinar is designed for those seeking to deepen their understanding and practical application of DBMs in managing and leveraging intangible business factors.

About the Presenter

Kim Warren is an accomplished strategist with a wealth of experience in the business world. He spent 10 years in senior strategy roles, including as Retail Strategy Director at Whitbread PLC. Warren then transitioned to academia, teaching Strategic Management at London Business School for two decades. During his tenure, he developed a keen interest in System Dynamics, finding traditional strategy tools insufficient for modern business challenges. This led him to embrace and adapt System Dynamics, creating the Strategy Dynamics method. Warren’s method focuses on designing and managing business systems dynamically to adapt to changing markets and internal business conditions. He has authored influential books on the subject, including “Competitive Strategy Dynamics” and “Strategic Management Dynamics,” and has been recognized with the prestigious Jay Wright Forrester Award from the International System Dynamics Society, where he also served as president in 2013. Warren, along with his partner Christina Spencer, has developed a range of learning materials and courses to disseminate the Strategy Dynamics method, utilizing the Silico online modeling app to support this approach.

For more detailed information, you can visit his website here.

Leveraging Dynamic Business Models for Enterprise Architecture

April 18 at 11 am NY | 4 pm London | 11 pm Beijing | Time Converter

This seminar is part of our special series System Dynamics for Business Innovation with Kim Warren. A series of eight webinars offering a deep dive into the application of System dynamics in Business. Throughout the sessions, we’ll explore strategic modeling techniques and their transformative impact across different business domains, from strategic management to IT systems planning and sustainable practices. This series aims to reveal the potential of System Dynamics as a powerful tool for business innovation and complex decision-making.

Session 3

Leveraging Dynamic Business Models for Enterprise Architecture

Overview

This session delves into the application of dynamic business models (DBMs) in planning and optimizing enterprise architecture for IT systems. We will explore how DBMs can enhance the alignment of IT systems with business goals, improve resource allocation, and facilitate effective change management in the technological landscape of an organization.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the integration of DBMs with enterprise architecture planning.
  2. Learn strategies for aligning IT systems with broader business objectives using DBMs.
  3. Gain insights into effective resource management and change implementation in IT systems.

Target Audience:

  • IT professionals and systems architects.
  • Business strategists and planners focusing on IT integration.
  • Managers overseeing IT infrastructure and development.
  • Students and academics in IT and business-related fields.

This webinar is ideal for those looking to bridge the gap between business strategy and IT system architecture, leveraging dynamic modeling for alignment and efficiency.

About the Presenter

Kim Warren is an accomplished strategist with a wealth of experience in the business world. He spent 10 years in senior strategy roles, including as Retail Strategy Director at Whitbread PLC. Warren then transitioned to academia, teaching Strategic Management at London Business School for two decades. During his tenure, he developed a keen interest in System Dynamics, finding traditional strategy tools insufficient for modern business challenges. This led him to embrace and adapt System Dynamics, creating the Strategy Dynamics method. Warren’s method focuses on designing and managing business systems dynamically to adapt to changing markets and internal business conditions. He has authored influential books on the subject, including “Competitive Strategy Dynamics” and “Strategic Management Dynamics,” and has been recognized with the prestigious Jay Wright Forrester Award from the International System Dynamics Society, where he also served as president in 2013. Warren, along with his partner Christina Spencer, has developed a range of learning materials and courses to disseminate the Strategy Dynamics method, utilizing the Silico online modeling app to support this approach.

For more detailed information, you can visit his website here.

Dynamic Business Models for Dealing with Competition

March 20 at 11 am NY | 3 pm London | 11 pm Beijing | Time Converter

This seminar is part of our special series System Dynamics for Business Innovation with Kim Warren. A series of eight webinars offering a deep dive into the application of System dynamics in Business. Throughout the sessions, we’ll explore strategic modeling techniques and their transformative impact across different business domains, from strategic management to IT systems planning and sustainable practices. This series aims to reveal the potential of System Dynamics as a powerful tool for business innovation and complex decision-making.

Session 2: Dynamic Business Models for Dealing with Competition

Overview

This session aims to introduce participants to the use of dynamic business models (DBMs) in understanding and responding to competitive challenges. The session will explore how DBMs can help in analyzing competitive forces and market dynamics, offering insights into crafting responsive business strategies.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Gain an introduction to using DBMs for competitive analysis.
  2. Learn basic strategies to adapt business models in response to competitors.
  3. Understand the principles of DBMs for decision-making in competitive markets.

Target Audience

  • Business professionals seeking foundational knowledge in competitive strategy.
  • Managers and executives looking to enhance their understanding of market dynamics.
  • Students and academics interested in business strategy and competitive analysis.

This webinar is designed to provide an introduction to dynamic business modeling in the context of business competition, suitable for those beginning to explore these concepts.

About the Presenter

Kim Warren is an accomplished strategist with a wealth of experience in the business world. He spent 10 years in senior strategy roles, including as Retail Strategy Director at Whitbread PLC. Warren then transitioned to academia, teaching Strategic Management at London Business School for two decades. During his tenure, he developed a keen interest in System Dynamics, finding traditional strategy tools insufficient for modern business challenges. This led him to embrace and adapt System Dynamics, creating the Strategy Dynamics method. Warren’s method focuses on designing and managing business systems dynamically to adapt to changing markets and internal business conditions. He has authored influential books on the subject, including “Competitive Strategy Dynamics” and “Strategic Management Dynamics,” and has been recognized with the prestigious Jay Wright Forrester Award from the International System Dynamics Society, where he also served as president in 2013. Warren, along with his partner Christina Spencer, has developed a range of learning materials and courses to disseminate the Strategy Dynamics method, utilizing the Silico online modeling app to support this approach.

For more detailed information, you can visit his website here.

Dynamic Business Models for Strategic Management Accounting

Feb, 28  at 11 am NY | 4 pm London | 12 am Beijing | Time Converter

This seminar is part of our special series “System Dynamics for Business Innovation” with Kim Warren. A series of eight webinars offering a deep dive into the application of System dynamics in Business. Throughout the sessions, we’ll explore strategic modeling techniques and their transformative impact across different business domains, from strategic management to IT systems planning and sustainable practices. This series aims to reveal the potential of System Dynamics as a powerful tool for business innovation and complex decision-making.

Session 1

Dynamic Business Models for Strategic Management Accounting

Overview

This session explains the aims of strategic management accounting (SMA) – giving senior leaders insight about how a business develops and performs, beyond just the financials – and the challenges faced by those trying to do so. This seminar will explain that strategic management covers many more responsibilities than simply building the business plan. It will show that Dynamic Business Models can very largely fulfill those needs, in an efficient, reliable and  transparent manner. DBMs provide exactly the joined-up view of a business and financials that leaders say they want. (The session is supported by two substantial practitioner articles

Learning Outcomes

Target Audience

This session is designed to provide practical skills and theoretical knowledge, making it valuable for professionals aiming to leverage dynamic modeling in strategic management accounting.

About the Presenter

Kim Warren is an accomplished strategist with a wealth of experience in the business world. He spent 10 years in senior strategy roles, including as Retail Strategy Director at Whitbread PLC. Warren then transitioned to academia, teaching Strategic Management at London Business School for two decades. During his tenure, he developed a keen interest in System Dynamics, finding traditional strategy tools insufficient for modern business challenges. This led him to embrace and adapt System Dynamics, creating the Strategy Dynamics method. Warren’s method focuses on designing and managing business systems dynamically to adapt to changing markets and internal business conditions. He has authored influential books on the subject, including “Competitive Strategy Dynamics” and “Strategic Management Dynamics,” and has been recognized with the prestigious Jay Wright Forrester Award from the International System Dynamics Society, where he also served as president in 2013. Warren, along with his partner Christina Spencer, has developed a range of learning materials and courses to disseminate the Strategy Dynamics method, utilizing the Silico online modeling app to support this approach.

For more detailed information, you can visit his website here.

How Did En-ROADS Get 755,000 users? Lessons on Modeling, Interface Design, and Facilitation

May, 8 at 11 am NY | 4 pm London | 11 pm Beijing | Time Converter

How Did En-ROADS Get 755,000 Users? Lessons on Modeling, Interface Design, and Facilitation

In this participatory webinar, Drew Jones of Climate Interactive will share insights on how to create a System Dynamics model and online simulator that will succeed at improving mental models and system performance at scale.

The teams at Climate Interactive, MIT Sloan, and Ventana Systems designed its System Dynamics models C-ROADS and En-ROADS with the goal of improving the understanding of climate policy choices amongst decision-makers around the world, leading to deliberate strategies in three major areas: 1) modeling, 2) interface/UX design, and 3) facilitation, workshop design, game creation, training, and user support.

This webinar will cover the design decisions made over the ~30 years of the project, generalizing the more universal insights for any system dynamics project.

About the Presenter

Andrew (Drew) Jones is Co-Founder and Co-Director of Climate Interactive. An expert on international climate and energy issues, his quotes and data stories appear in the New York Times, The Washington Post, and other media.

Jones and his team at CI and MIT Sloan developed the climate simulations used by John Kerry and others to secure the 2014 bi-lateral U.S.-China deal that set up the Paris Agreement, as well as currently in the White House and Congress.

Trained in System Dynamics modeling at Dartmouth College and MIT, Jones has worked at Rocky Mountain Institute and was a protégé of Dana Meadows.

Jones co-accepted the System Dynamics Society’s award for the best real-world application of modeling. He won Dartmouth College’s Ray W. Smith award for the most significant contribution to the status of the College.