The School of Organizations, Systems and People, Responsible Project Management and UKSS invite contributions for a Symposium at the University of Portsmouth (UK) and online, 9am to 4pm (GMT)

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Enterprises and Communities exist in turbulent environments and face evolving challenges as they seek to engage in operations, innovation and project activities. By encouraging practitioners and researchers to take a holistic perspective, Systems thinking (ST) offers a framework to address these complex, emergent problems that are faced by public, private and third-sector management professionals.  The Responsible Project Management community and the UK Systems Society invite abstracts, talks and posters that apply a systems perspective (an overview is HERE). We encourage contributions from industry practitioners, academic researchers and educators from all disciplines in the following areas:

Systems Education: Contributions that present examples of systems thinking and how these ideas can enrich the knowledge, perspectives and mindsets of learners about sustainability.

Equitable Sustainable Systems Research: Conceptual, empirical and methodological academic contributions that incorporate a systems approach to aid our understanding of sustainability practices, mindsets, climate adaptation, climate mitigation and sustainable transitions in organizations, communities and societies. This research can adopt individual,  organizational, inter organizational or  project (program and portfolio) theoretical perspectives.

Systems Practice and Innovation: Practitioner perspectives and examples on how systems approaches can support the management of change, organizational interventions, community transition and transformation.

Case studies: Contributions that describe initiatives that adopt a systems perspective to address environmental and social sustainability issues such as carbon emissions reduction, climate adaptation, waste management, biodiversity preservation, health and social cohesion.

Types of contributions:

  • Short (5-10 min) presentation in person or online
  • Presentation (up to 15 mins) in person or online
  • Poster (A1 or A2 in electronic format)
  • Case Study (any of the formats above)  

Please email the title of your contribution, an abstract (max 200 words) and indicate the format you wish to use by October 30th 2022 to:

Nigel Williams, Reader in Project Management & Research Lead, School of Organizations, Systems & People [email protected]


Frank Stowell, Professor Emeritus Systems and Information Systems [email protected]

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