Abstract for: Swiss Chapter Poster Presentation and Annual Meeting

The Swiss Chapter of the System Dynamics Society consists of researchers, educators, consultants, and practitioners in corporate and public sectors. Approximately 140 people receive our e-mails and about twenty of them are full members who pay the membership fee. The number of participants in chapter meetings is relatively constant at around ten. Additional activities involve enhancing consulting competences and educational programs. Chapter meetings are organized where we usually combine a presentation about System Dynamics in action with the discussion of organizational, chapter-related issues. In addition, the Swiss Chapter organizes several PhD round tables each year at different locations. At these meetings, PhD students of Switzerland who apply System Dynamics and related disciplines in their research have the opportunity to present and discuss their projects and obtain feedback from senior researchers and peers. With such a structure, we try to maximize the benefits for our chapter members. The value added by the Chapter's activities lies in the provision of networking, learning and exchange opportunities.