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Applying System Thinking in Technical Environments

Thursday, January 20, 2022

12:00 - 1:00 PM ET


We are surrounded by systems. The products, processes, and projects that we work on are increasingly complex and interrelated systems. And this year, many of these entities must be managed remotely. Systems thinking helps individuals and organizations examine complexity and simplify it.

In order to ensure that the technical workforce has continual training, MIT xPRO has launched a five-week online course called System Thinking.

In this live and engaging webinar, led by MIT Professor John Sterman, we will discuss:

  • What is System Thinking
  • Why is System Thinking so relevant
  • What you will learn in the online course
  • Who is involved in the course
  • How this course is delivered
  • Who should enroll in the course

By attending the live webinar, you will also be able to participate in the Q&A following the presentation. Register for this special free virtual event by filling out the form above. You'll receive a confirmation e-mail from Zoom with further details about the webinar. 


Dr. John D. Sterman

John Sterman

John D. Sterman is the Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Professor in the MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society. He is also the Director of the MIT System Dynamics Group and the MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative.

Sterman’s research centers on improving decision-making in complex systems, including corporate strategy and operations, energy policy, public health, environmental sustainability, and climate change. His work ranges from the dynamics of organizational change and the implementation of sustainable improvement programs to climate change and the implementation of policies to promote a sustainable world.

He is the author of many scholarly and popular articles on the challenges and opportunities facing organizations today, including the book, Modeling for Organizational Learning, and the award-winning textbook, Business Dynamics.

Sterman holds an AB in engineering and environmental systems from Dartmouth College and a PhD in system dynamics from MIT.