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  • UK & Ireland PRME Regional Chapter

Systems Thinking and the SDGs

A PRME workshop on Systems Thinking - in partnership with the Schumacher Institute.

Approaches/tools and application in the context of the SDGs

Friday 10th May 2019 at CREATE Environment Centre, Bristol BS1 6XN

Arrival for 10am, start at 10.30am and finish by 5pm

10thMay 2019, CREATE Centre, Bristol, BS1 6XN.

The nature of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires an interdisciplinary mind-set. In line with this UKI PRME members identified systems thinking as a key area for development.

This day has been put together to demonstrate the ways that a systems approach aid an understanding of complex sustainability issues and to give you opportunities to explore how to apply them in your own work.

  • Speakers will make links between global issues of the SDGs and the need to re-think economy.

  • The day will provide an overview of systems approaches to dealing with complexity.

  • Identifying complex issues in your work and ways to approach them.

  • Issues for business in engaging with systems thinking - the Prepare for Change model

  • Option to take away a Certificate from the Institute in Introduction to Systems Thinking

So save the date, and book now to join us for our latest faculty development event.

A small fee of £30 applies (£40 if not at a PRME Institution)

You can book here:

About the Schumacher Institute

"The Schumacher Institute is a think tank. We believe that our planet faces complex social, economic and environmental crises that are hard to solve, however, we are optimistic that solutions can be found. We apply systems thinking to explore and test sustainable options, which acknowledge the complexity of our world. We see social justice as integral to sustainability and look for answers that are fair to all, within the limits the Earth can sustain." about

Find out more here about the Institute and the Schumacher Conference day on the 9th Systems Connections, Climate Emergency and the Wellbeing Economy:

Our Keynote Contributors

  1. Dr Jenneth Parker, Research Director, Schumacher Institute :

  2. Prof Vala Ragnarsdottir, Professor of Sustainability, University of Iceland, Member of the Club of Rome and the Balaton group and the international Wellbeing Economy Alliance:

  3. David Collste, Phd student at Stockholm and Clermont Ferrand universities with the Marie Curie Adapt Econ II programme ' Adaptation to a New Economic Reality'

  4. Dr John Blewitt, Distinguished Fellow, Schumacher Institute:

We hope to see as many as possible of you on the 10th May.

Carole Parkes, Alex Hope and Jonathan Louw

(event organisers on behalf of the PRME UK and Ireland Steering Committee)

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