The 2017 Summer Policy Council Meeting

To see Motions Considered and Acted Upon click here.

To see Minutes of Face-to-Face Portion of Summer Meeting click here.

These reports were presented at the 2017 Summer Policy Council Meeting and are listed alphabetically by the last name of the reporter. Reports are Acrobat® (.pdf) files and can be read using Acrobat® Reader® software available from adobe.com. Supporting materials maybe provided. Links, when shown, were supplied by the authors and were current at the time of publication.

Reports

Andersen, David   VP Finance Report Part I of III - What happened in 2016   (This is the first of three parts to the VP Finance Report for 2017. The first part describes what happened in 2016. This second report, focusing on budgets for 2018 and 2019, has two parts: (A) a narrative description of how we plan to budget for the transition from UAlbany to our new home, and (B) a discussion of how designated assets will work to get us through this transition and into the future. The third part describes the recent creation of a new Legacy Fund.) Report

Andersen, David   Community Service Award Sub-Committee Report   (The Community Service Award Committee was formed in 2009 to designate award winners as appropriate for awards for exceptional service. The Committee is charged with determining which awards, regular or special, are appropriate for community service, and determining who should receive them. These awards will not involve any money. In some years an award is not presented. Current Committee Members and Terms: David Andersen (Chair) 2013-2017; Peter Milling 2014-2018; Roberta Spencer 2015-2019; Robert Eberlein 2016-2020; and Andrew Ford 2017-2021.) Report  Link from authors

Eberlein, Robert   Recommendations for the Conference Submission and Review Process   (These are the recommendation of the SPOC - in a nutshell make it easier for practitioners to submit work and rather than rejecting lower quality work direct it to an alternative session format. There are also two motions associated with this submission - one to accept it and a second to change the nature of the conference proceedings.) Report

Fisher, Diana   Report on Current Activities in Pre-College Education    (This report includes information about current and future activities relevant to spreading systems thinking and System Dynamics modeling in pre-college education. Data was submitted from the Creative Learning Exchange (Lees Stuntz, executive director), the Waters Foundation (Tracy Benson, president), and Diana Fisher (VP Pre-College Education for SDS)) Report

Malczynski, Leonard   PC Meeting agenda as of 2017-07-03   (Latest PC meeting agenda for the 2017 Summer meeting.) Report

Malczynski, Leonard   DRAFT Agenda for 2017 Summer Policy Council Meeting   (Agenda for the Policy Council Meeting to be held 16 July 2017.) Report

Malczynski, Leonard   2019 conference host proposal   (A proposal from Sandia National Laboratories for hosting the 2019 ICSDS in Albuquerque, NM.) Report

Malczynski, Leonard   Nomination Committee Appointment Information for Shayne Gary (8/2017 - 7/2020)   (According to Policy 6, Policies of the System Dynamics Society, the President shall ensure any vacancies in Standing Committees are filled, subject to Policy Council approval. The term for Sharon Els as an appointed member of the Nominating Committee expired at the end of July 2017. I respectfully make the motion now, to be voted on electronically. I have been in conversations with the other members of the Nominating Committee and we have agreed that Shayne Gary from the University of New South Wales would be an excellent member for the upcoming staggered three-year term of the Nominating Committee for the August 2017 to July 2020 appointment. I also spoke with Shayne and he is prepared and willing to serve. ) Report

Malczynski, Leonard   Legacy Fund Charter   (The Legacy Fund team prepared this charter describing the Fund, rationale, progress, and plans to date.) Report Supporting

Malczynski, Leonard   System Dynamics Society Standing Committees 2018-2020   (System Dynamics Society Standing Committees 2018-2020 A report on those members completing their standing committee service and nominations for the 2018-2020 period of service) Report

Malczynski, Leonard   International Federation for Systems Research - invitation to join   (The SD Society has been requested to join the International Federation for Systems Research. This is the invitation letter.) Report

Malczynski, Leonard   International Federation for Systems Research - details of membership   (International Federation for Systems Research details on cost, responsibility, participation, etc.) Report

Malczynski, Leonard   Draft Minutes of the 2017 Summer Policy Council Meeting   (Draft Minutes of the 2017 Summer Policy Council Meeting, submitted by Secretary, Brad Morrison.) Report

Malczynski, Leonard   Capitol Hill Management Services contract and cover letter   (A summary and the contract reviewed by the Administrative Committee, the contract review team and the Society lawyer.) Report

Morrison, J. Bradley   Minutes of the 2017 Winter PC Meeting   (Minutes of the 2017 Winter Policy Council meeting) Report

Rich, Eliot   VP Finance Narrative Report Part III of III - A New Legacy Campaign and Roberta Spencerís Two Years of Half-Time Employment   (This is the third of three parts to the VP Finance Report. The first part describes what happened in 2016. This second report, focusing on budgets for 2018 and 2019, has two parts: (A) a narrative description of how we plan to budget for the transition from UAlbany to our new home, and (B) a discussion of how designated assets will work to get us through this transition and into the future. The third part describes the recent creation of a new Legacy Fund.) Report

Rich, Eliot   Draft motion for authorization to sign CHMS Services Contract for 2018-2019   (Draft of formal motion. Text of contract submitted as separate report #1017. ) Report

Rich, Eliot   VP Finance Report Part II of III - How We Plan to Pay for the Transition   (This is the second of three parts to the VP Finance Report. The first part describes what happened in 2016. This second report, focusing on budgets for 2018 and 2019, has two parts: (A) a narrative description of how we plan to budget for the transition from UAlbany to our new home, and (B) a discussion of how designated assets will work to get us through this transition and into the future. The third part describes the recent creation of a new Legacy Fund.) Report

Spencer, Roberta   2018 Iceland Conference Call for Papers   (Please see the attached Preliminary Call for Papers for the 2018 Conference in Iceland.) Report

Spencer, Roberta   Annual Report on Home Office Operations for Fiscal Year 2016   (In 2016 we worked diligently to provide service to all of our members, plan and administer the conference in Delft, Netherlands, provide prompt delivery of our products, and maintain and improve our web presence. See the full Annual Report for details.) Report

Spencer, Roberta   2017 Cambridge, MA Conference Brief Facts and Figures   (See report for a brief overview of the 2017 Cambridge, MA Conference.) Report

Spencer, Roberta   Conflict of Interest Blank Form   (Pursuant to the NY Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013, System Dynamics Society Policy Council President, officers, members, committee members, and key employees shall complete, sign, and submit to the secretary of the corporation a written statement identifying ... any conflict of interest. Each officer, member and key employee must annually re-submit such a written statement. If you have not already, please sign and return a copy to the Society office as soon as possible. Thanks.) Report

Spencer, Roberta   Conflict of Interest Report   (The annual review of Conflict of Interest will be performed at the 2017 Summer Policy Council Meeting (July 16, 2017). At that time it will be determined by the officers and members of the Policy Council if they are satisfied that all potential conflicts are being handled appropriately or if a conflict exists that will interfere with the operations of the System Dynamics Society.) Report  Link from authors

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*PC Meeting Minutes updated: January 4, 2018.