As many of my readers know, I’m a member of the World Future Society and the organizer of the WFS Arizona chapter. If you’re interested in the future, I encourage you to join the World Future Society. If you’re in Arizona and interested in the future, I invite you to join us for our chapter meetings.
For July 29, 2015, our featured presentation topic and speaker will be as follows:
Bob Bergman on Systems Thinking and Chronic Social Problems
Understand why good intentions are not enough to solve chronic social problems and the application of systems thinking to understanding why homelessness persists in Maricopa County. While there will be a brief discussion on the complexity of social problems (Wicked Problems), this will not be a discussion on complexity theory, adaptive complex systems, autopoiesis, bifurcations, co-evolution, chaos and edge of chaos, emerging properties,far-from-equilibrium-states, power-law, self-organized criticality, sensitivity to initial conditions, etc. Rather this will be a discussion on the usefulness of applying systems thinking to chronic social and structural problems, with the hope that further “futures discussions” can take a similar approach.
Bob Bergman is President at Southwest Management Technology, LLC. He has 45 years of experience in management, technology, strategic planning, and systems thinking. Bob has been a WFS member for many years as well.
Time allowing, a spirited discussion will likely follow.
Join us on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, at the Scottsdale Public Library Civic Center at 3839 North Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ (we’ll be in the Gold room on the first floor).
To attend our meetings, you don’t have to be a formal WFS member, you just have to be interested.
RSVP at our meetup site here.