connecting and developing people and practise

Waters Centre for Systems ThinkingA US non-profit promoting application of systems thinking concepts, habits and tools in classroom instruction and school improvement (inc. webinars, workshops, cue cards, training, templates, fora, credentials programme).
INCOSE UKThe aim of the INCOSE UK Chapter is to foster the definition, recognition, understanding and practice of world class SE in Industry, Academia and Government. Promotes practical solutions for practising SEs. Maintains a number of regional, industry and technical working groups and runs an Annual Systems Engineering Conference (ASEC).
Systems and Complexity In Organisations (SCIO)An international professional body for systems thinking practitioners with chapters in 9 countries. A social enterprise owned by its members.
Systems Dynamics SocietyAn international, nonprofit organisation which aims to encourage development and use of systems thinking and System Dynamics modeling around the world. Membership including researchers, educators, students, consultants and practitioners in the academic, corporate and public sectors.
International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)A not-for-profit membership organisation founded to develop and disseminate the transdisciplinary principles and practices that enable the realization of successful systems. Connects SE professionals with educational, networking, and career-advancement opportunities 19K global members, 65+ chapters, 50 working groups.

Leading systems educators and practitioners to watch and follow are listed below. N.B. No formal or reciprocal endorsement is implied.

Dr Mike C Jackson OBE

Emeritus Professor, University of Hull; MD, Systems Research Ltd.

David Rousseau

Director, Centre for Systems Philosophy, University of Wales

Derek Hitchens

Leading systems author. Visiting Fellow at the University of Bristol

Patrick Hoverstadt

Chair of SCiO; Leading academic / research fellow, author and consultant

Richard Beasley

INCOSE ESEP, Fellow, Director Services, Systems Exchange Cafe chair

Andrew Wright

Chair of APM Systems Thinking SiG

Benjamin Taylor

Systems, cybernetics, complexity, public service transformation consultant

Prof Ray Ison

Professor of Systems, Open University / University of Queensland

Jon Holt

Technical Director of INCOSE UK Chapter

INCOSE Systems Engineering Professional (SEP)An industry and internationally recognised certification scheme providing independent assessment and qualification of knowledge, education and real-world experience.
INCOSE Professional RegistrationAs a Licensed member of the Engineering Council, INCOSE UK provides a pathway to professional registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Engineering Technician (EngTech) and Incorporated Engineer (IEng). Provides independant assessment and formalisation of competence, commitment, skills and experience.
Systems Thinking (L7 Master's Degree Apprenticeship)Provides knowledge, skills and behaviours relevant to becoming a professional Systems Thinking Practitioner. Integrates academic study and work-based learning. Graduates will be able to apply systems thinking in practice, creating leaders and managers capable of making strategy, managing change and co-designing systems interventions in organisations.
Systems Engineering (L7 Master's Degree Apprenticeship)Combines academic study and work-based experience to develop essential SE knowledge, skills, and behaviours (per INCOSE competency framework and ISO 15288).
MSc Systems Thinking PracticeProvides research and practise routes to academic qualifation. Aims to develop holistic thinking skills, promote appreciation of multiple perspectives and encourage application across industry (e.g. business, engineering, environment, development, health, IT management, and organisation change).
SCiO Systems PractitionerA tiered certification and assessment programme administered by SCiO providing professional qualification in line with a corresponding competency framework.
MIT xPRO - Architecture and Systems Engineering: Models and Methods To Manage Complex SystemsExplore state-of-the-art practices in systems engineering with the award-winning four-course online program from MIT. 11k+ professionals have taken this program with companies around the globe embracing this certification.

Last updated: 2022-08-23