Systems Science for Social Impact – Summer Training Institute

Dates: 29 July – 2 August, 2019

Focus:  This 5-day workshop will provide training in one of three in systems science methods (agent-based modeling, social network analysis, and system dynamics)that enhance the social impact of health and social science research. The workshops are designed for advanced graduate students, recent graduates, professionals, and faculty from public health, social work, and social sciences.

Instructors: Peter Hovmand, Washington University in St. Louis – System Dynamics track

Location: Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO


International System Dynamics Conference 2019 Summer School

Dates: 16-19 July, 2019

Focus: The ISDC Summer School provides two learning tracks, focusing on introductory and intermediate system dynamics content.  The course covers the entire modeling process, starting with problem definition, followed by model conceptualization, formulation, testing, parameter estimation, and policy analysis.

Instructors: Peter Hovmand, Washington University; David N. Ford, Texas A&M University; Andy Ford, Washington State University

Location: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM


Urban Health Summer Institute: Introduction to Community Based System Dynamics

Dates: 24-28 June, 2019

Focus: This 5-day course provides an introduction to CBSD, with opportunities for participants to receive feedback on preliminary designs for their own CBSD work. Participants will build capabilities relevant to CBSD, including qualitative causal mapping skills, exposure to system dynamics simulation models, skills on identifying issues appropriate for CBSD, assessing community readiness, convening a core modeling team, workshop design and facilitation.

Instructor: Jill Kuhlberg, UNC Chapel Hill

Location: Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA