Two-Part Community Based System Dynamics Workshop

Friday, December 2nd, 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Add to Calendar: Add to Calendar 2022-11-28 21:21:40 2022-11-28 21:21:40 Two-Part Community Based System Dynamics Workshop Event Description Join the Mandel School's associate dean for research and training, in collaboration with the doctoral program, for this free two-part workshop focused on introducing participants to Community Based System Dynamics (CBSD) as a participatory systems science method for engaging and working with organizations and communities to address complex problems and advance equity. The workshops will be led by Dr. Peter Hovmand, the Pamela B. Davis Professor of Medicine at the Center for Community Health Integration in the CWRU School of Medicine. Part 1: Introduction to CBSD Friday, Nov. 18 | 10 a.m. to Noon | Mandel Center, Room 115 Part 1 of the workshop will focus on a general overview of when and how to apply CBSD to identify systems' underlying structural violence and the use of group model building. Participants will see a range of domestic and international examples from CBSD research across a wide variety of topics from food, energy and housing insecurities to health disparities. The emphasis will be on providing participants with a broad view of CBSD and applications to advancing social work research to understand and change systems with underlying structural violence to advance equity. Part 2: System Dynamics Computer Simulation and Analysis Friday, Dec. 2 | 10 a.m. to Noon | Mandel Center, Room 115 Part 2 will provide a demonstration of how results from group model building can be translated into computer simulation models that can in turn be quantitatively analyzed to identify leverage points and the underlying feedback mechanisms driving trends. Participants will experience group model building exercises using “the future of social work research” as the topic, see a demonstration of software for simulating models, and publish interactive online interfaces that run on any smartphone, tablet or laptop computer. Participants will be able to access workshop materials and explore models with a free workshop license to the software. The two sessions are independent of each other so you can attend one or both. Refreshments will be provided. While CBSD draws on both qualitative and quantitative methods, the approach does not rely on prior formal training in qualitative or quantitative research methods, computer programming or math beyond basic algebra. For those who will be attending SSWR in Jan. 2023, Dr. Hovmand will offer a similar session to conference attendees, but there will be a cost associated with the pre-conference workshop. Mandel Center, Room 115 11402 Bellflower Road Cleveland, OH 44106 Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences America/New_York public

Event Format: In Person

Event Description

Join the Mandel School's associate dean for research and training, in collaboration with the doctoral program, for this free two-part workshop focused on introducing participants to Community Based System Dynamics (CBSD) as a participatory systems science method for engaging and working with organizations and communities to address complex problems and advance equity. The workshops will be led by Dr. Peter Hovmand, the Pamela B. Davis Professor of Medicine at the Center for Community Health Integration in the CWRU School of Medicine.

Part 1: Introduction to CBSD

Friday, Nov. 18 | 10 a.m. to Noon | Mandel Center, Room 115

Part 1 of the workshop will focus on a general overview of when and how to apply CBSD to identify systems' underlying structural violence and the use of group model building. Participants will see a range of domestic and international examples from CBSD research across a wide variety of topics from food, energy and housing insecurities to health disparities. The emphasis will be on providing participants with a broad view of CBSD and applications to advancing social work research to understand and change systems with underlying structural violence to advance equity.

Part 2: System Dynamics Computer Simulation and Analysis

Friday, Dec. 2 | 10 a.m. to Noon | Mandel Center, Room 115

Part 2 will provide a demonstration of how results from group model building can be translated into computer simulation models that can in turn be quantitatively analyzed to identify leverage points and the underlying feedback mechanisms driving trends. Participants will experience group model building exercises using “the future of social work research” as the topic, see a demonstration of software for simulating models, and publish interactive online interfaces that run on any smartphone, tablet or laptop computer. Participants will be able to access workshop materials and explore models with a free workshop license to the software.

The two sessions are independent of each other so you can attend one or both. Refreshments will be provided.

While CBSD draws on both qualitative and quantitative methods, the approach does not rely on prior formal training in qualitative or quantitative research methods, computer programming or math beyond basic algebra.

For those who will be attending SSWR in Jan. 2023, Dr. Hovmand will offer a similar session to conference attendees, but there will be a cost associated with the pre-conference workshop.

Event Location

Mandel Center, Room 115

11402 Bellflower Road

Cleveland, OH 44106

Peter Hovmand headshot