Annual Conference

Each year the chapter organises the Annual Conference, a series of presentations from eminent practitioners and the opportunity to meet and discuss issues.  2018 will be the 20th annual conference.

Annual Conference 2018

THEME : System Dynamics in Service Design and Innovation
VENUE: Cardiff University, Glamorgan Building, Cathays Park,
CF10 3NN
DATE: 12th & 13th April 2018


Thursday 12th April
10:00 Early registration for optional introduction to SD
10:30 Getting started with System Dynamics – Concepts and applications

Kim Warren (Strategy Dynamics)

12:30 Registration and light refreshments
13:00 Welcome by Chapter President

Jonathan Moizer (President of the UK Chapter of the System Dynamics Society)

  Session 1
13:15 SD approaches in relation to social work and mental health systems

Tim Hobbs (Dartington Social Research Unit )

14:00 The Perfect Crime: Why every student who sat 8 or more GCSEs in summer 2016 has a certificate with two wrong grades.

Dennis Sherwood (Silver Bullet)

14:45 Tea break
  Session 2 
15:15 Use of Systems Thinking and Systems Dynamics at Lloyds Bank to improve customer journeys

Justin Watts and Phil Smith (Lloyds bank)

16:00 Stories from the Northern Ireland Public Sector Innovation Lab

Sarah Megan Wylie (The Innovation Lab, Northern Ireland Department of Finance)

16:45 Awards

Jonathan Moizer (President of the UK Chapter of the System Dynamics Society)

17:00 Chapter President: Concluding remarks

Jonathan Moizer (President of the UK Chapter of the System Dynamics Society)

17:30 Wine reception
19:00 Optional dinner – 29 Park Place


Friday 13th April
8:30 Arrivals — coffees and teas
8:50 Introduction to the day

Jonathan Moizer (President of the UK Chapter of the System Dynamics Society)








Getting a Grip on Dynamic Systems at the Front Line of Healthcare – Using SD and associated improvement approaches to improve the quality of healthcare delivery

Dr. Tricia Woodhead, Health Foundation, Quality Improvement Fellow and Improvement

The Viable System Model: A systemic approach to understanding and designing organisations

Patrick Hoverstadt (Director at Fractal Consulting ; Chair of SCiO)

10:30 Coffee break


Using SD to support healthcare systems at the macro-, meso-, and micro-level

Doris Behrens and John Boulton.  (ABCi, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board)

12:30 Lunch and Poster session
13:30 Chapter AGM

This short session will report on the status and activities of the UK Chapter, and provide an opportunity to elect new representatives to the Policy Council

14:00 Modelling the Network of Social Forces that have the future of Homo Sapiens and the Planet in their Grip and Designing a Dynamic Public Management System

John Raven (EyeOnSociety)

14:30 Student presentations and student prize award

Information about submitting posters and presentations to the student colloquium is available here.

16:00 Close

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