Abstract for: Teaching Strategy Dynamics

If System Dynamics is to help improve the professionalism with which management is practised, it needs to become an integral part of management education, whether in Business Schools, or via other channels. To do this, it needs to pick up, and build upon, what is already being taught, and be accessible to instructors, who may have a large investment in other teaching methods and materials. Several factors suggest there may be demand for what SD can offer. Strategy teachers are looking for better concepts and tools. In addition, increasing teaching loads and the demand for novelty and engagement from participants are both pressures to which SD can readily respond. The workshop will cover how SD can contribute to management teaching, developing and using learning materials , adding 'dynamic' elements to existing courses, use of small-scale, SD-based exercises, and how to deal with executive education situations.