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Dancing through the Complexities of Thinking Systematically about Systems Thinking

The first three segments of the STIA certification course dealt with basic concepts and a hands on tool, Insight Maker.Now we are going to move close to getting metaphysical but it will be quick and we will come back. The problem is that there is a difference between, in writing or…See More
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Insight Maker - Understanding Systems Thinking and Systems through Trial and Learning

This being the third segment of the STIA Certification course and hoping to have started to convince some that system thinking could be helpful in addressing challenges facing our communities the need to be more hands on was realized. As mentioned in the previous post, a system is always of something, whether biological, social, or computer based, all can be understood as systems. How do you then…See More
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Systems Thinking Certification 2nd Segment Striving for Better Understanding

The second segment on the STIA Systems Thinking Certification course is titled Systems Thinking. The first, Web of Wonder, gave a general introduction to systems, some of their overall  characteristics, described properties of what was termed ‘elements’…See More
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Profile Information

Current Title:
Chief Advocate
Current Agency or Organization
Economic Development in San Gabriel Valley plus World
What Best Describes Your Role?
Communications
Educational Background (Degree, School):
Masters Public Administration, Long Beach State University, CA
Bachelor's of Art, Psychology, Research Long Beach State University, CA
Profile Links - Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook
Pathways to New Community Paradigms Blog
http://newcommunityparadigms.blogspot.com/
Pathways to New Community Paradigms Wiki
http://newcommunityparadigms.pbworks.com/w/page/43840752/FrontPage%...
Economic Development in San Gabriel Valley + World
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Economic-Development-in-San-Gabriel-V...
@BrianDRPM Twitter Acccount
http://twitter.com/#!/BrianDRPM
Linked In Account
http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=8446305&trk=tab_pro
Topics I Care About
Budget, Gov 2.0, Leadership, Performance Mgmt, Project / Program Mgmt, Program Mgmt
I work for the government because:
In the hope, as distant as it may have seemed some times, to bring about positive change to the world. Not working but still hoping.

Brian Dowling's Blog

Dancing through the Complexities of Thinking Systematically about Systems Thinking

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 12:01am 0 Comments

The first three segments of the STIA certification course dealt with basic concepts and a hands on tool, Insight Maker.

Now we are going to move close to getting metaphysical but it will be quick and we will come…

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Insight Maker - Understanding Systems Thinking and Systems through Trial and Learning

Posted on June 3, 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

This being the third segment of the STIA Certification course and hoping to have started to convince some that system thinking could be helpful in addressing challenges facing our communities the need to be more hands on was realized. 

As mentioned in the previous post, a system is always of something, whether biological, social,…

Continue

Systems Thinking Certification 2nd Segment Striving for Better Understanding

Posted on May 30, 2014 at 6:39pm 0 Comments

The second segment on the STIA Systems Thinking Certification course is titled Systems Thinking. The first, Web of Wonder, gave a general introduction to systems, some of their overall …

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Broken Cities or Civic Renewal? The City of Bell: The Rest of the Story

Posted on November 28, 2012 at 1:30pm 1 Comment

 

Anybody living in Southern California for the last couple of years has heard of the City of Bell scandal and I suspect that the story is known outside of the state as well.  The Los Angeles Times received a Pulitzer gold medal for public service, as a result of its coverage along with…

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At 2:31pm on June 1, 2012, Samuel Lovett said…

Thanks for the "awesome"!

At 9:09pm on June 12, 2011, GovLoop said…
In China right now?  What are you up to?  How is it over there?
At 11:06pm on July 21, 2009, Denise Hill said…
Brian,
Thanks for joining. Please introduce yourself, read our top 10 tips, check out the Best of GovLoop, invite your colleagues, and let me know if need any help getting started.

Denise
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