Abstract for: Getting Started with Stella

Learn how to build, explore and communicate System dynamics models using Stella. This is an introductory workshop for people who are either new to the field or do not have recent experience using Stella. Participants will be taken through the mechanics of creating models using the basic stock and flow model building blocks. The process for simulating the model and analyzing results will also be worked through. An important takeaway from this workshop is the ability to articulate the manner in which structure determine behavior for simple systems. Please bring a Windows or Macintosh computer to allow installation of the software for use during the workshop. Stella Modeler for the iPad can also be used for this workshop, but will need to be installed in advance of the workshop.