Saybrook had great representation at the International Society of Systems Science conference in at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in July 08. Gary Metcalf led the conference in his role as President of ISSS with the theme of Systems that Make a Difference. Kathia and Alexander Laszlo led the Evolutionary Development SIG, which included paper presentations by executive OS faculty member Nancy Southern, Ed.D and Mary Lewis (OS '05), Kathia, and Alexander. and other Saybrook alumni were also presentators at the conference. Saybrook students, Mary Edson, Mary Henderson, and Maxine Freed were in attendance.
There was great recognition of the importance of transforming human systems to meet the challenges of a sustainable world. This places Saybrook and our Organizational Systems programs at the leading edge of this important work, ready to make significant contributions to the evolution of knowledge and the development of participative human systems to shape the future.
Next year's conference will be in Sydney Australia. For more information, visit http://isss.org/world/index.php