The 2015 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 2015 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® softward available from Supporting material may be provided.


Andersen, David   VP Finance Report    (2014 was a good year financially for the System Dynamics Society. We posted a net income of $37,833 and our overall equity grew from $1,261,278 at the opening of our fiscal year to $1,299,111 at the close of the fiscal year. Our budget for 2016 projects a Net Ordinary Income loss of $108,438. However, I have budgeted for an expected Investment Income of $118,855 so that our overall Net Income will be a net gain of $10,417. The Society’s budget for 2016 has three line items being supported with investment income—(1) Awards (Dana Meadows and Forrester), (2) the PhD Luncheon, and (3) Chapter Development Fund. These lines in the budget come to $29,000 out of our investment income.) Report

Hovmand, Peter   Partnering with Allied Professions and Conferences   (The System Dynamics Society periodically receives requests from individuals to promote networks, conferences, campaigns, and other professional organizations. These requests vary in their nature from seeking a link on our website to offering a complimentary conference registration in exchange for a complimentary conference registration at ISDC. At present, we have no set of guidelines or formal policy for vetting potential opportunities with allied professions and conferences. Given that we are likely to continue to receive an increasing number of requests, we need to minimally have some discussion that can provide some guidance. )

Russel, Graham   Publisher's Report SDR 2014 volume   (Publisher's Report SDR 2014 volume from Wiley. Confidential report presented at Face to Face Meeting)

Spencer, Roberta   Annual Report on Home Office Operations for Fiscal Year 2014   (2014 was a very interesting year. At the Home Office, 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   2015 Summer PC Meeting Agenda   (The 2015 Summer PC Meeting Agenda is the report attached to this entry.) Report

Spencer, Roberta   2015 Cambridge Conference Brief Facts and Figures   (Here is a brief overview of the 2015 Cambridge Conference.) Report

Strohhecker, Jürgen   System Dynamics Society State of the Union 2014/2015   (Updated for the Summer Policy Council Meeting.) Report

Strohhecker, Jürgen   System Dynamics Society – Table of Active Strategic Initiatives and Action Items   (Update for the Summer Policy Council Meeting) Report

Strohhecker, Jürgen   Approve the makeup of all Standing Committees (2016-2018 and 8/15-7/18 terms)   (Formal Motion: Approve the makeup of all Standing Committees as listed below in the Standing Committees Table, including the new appointments of, or reappointments of the proposed members for the terms as noted. (AdminComm: B Eberlein 16-18, AwardsComm: E Moxnes & D Lane 16-18, NomComm: L Stuntz 8/15-7/18, Org&BylawsComm: B Eberlein 16-18, OversightComm: I Martinez & K Chichakly 16-18, PubComm: S Howick 16-18, StratComm: B Tan Erciyes 16-18)) Report  

System Dynamics Society
PC Meeting updated: November 12, 2015.