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Scriptapedia is an introduction to group model building that uses structured small group exercises called scripts. Scriptapedia is intended to be a freely distributed book and easily edited to support the creation of new scripts, discussion of what works and what doesn't, and internationalization of group model building practice.

Introduction to System Dynamics and related concepts


Offline Scripts

A. Preceding Scripts

  1. Creating a Shared Vision of Modeling Project
  2. Developing a Concept Model
  3. Key Take-Away
  4. Logistics and Room Set Up
  5. Process Mapping
  6. Scheduling the Day

B. Follow-up Scripts

  1. Debriefing

Scripts for use in Group Model Building workshops

A. Established Scripts

Primary Nature of Task Scripts
i. Presentation 1. Concept Model

2. Modeling Project Community Presentation

3. Presenting the Reference Mode

4. Water Glass Demonstration

ii. Divergent

1. Action Ideas

2. Causal Mapping with Seed Structure

3. Graphs over Time

4. Hopes and Fears

5. Initial Policy Options

6. Variable Elicitation

iii. Convergent

1. Creating Causal Loop Diagram from Connection Circles

2. Initiating and Elaborating a Causal Loop Diagram

3. Model Review

4. Next Steps and Closing

5. Nominal Group Technique

6. Ratio Exercise

7. Reflector Feedback

8. Structure Elicitation

9. Transferring Group Ownership from One Image to Another

iv. Evaluation 1. Dots

B. Promising Scripts

Primary Nature of Task Scripts
i. Presentation 1. Cookie Exercise
ii. Divergent 1. Connection Circle

2. Parameterized Relationship between Two Variables

iii. Convergent 1. Building a CLD with Paper

2. Creating Causal Loop Diagram from Variable List

3. Structure Elicitation with Preliminary Model

iv. Evaluation

C. Scripts Under Development

Primary Nature of Task Scripts
i. Presentation

1. Boardgame

2. Policy Experiments

ii. Divergent

1. Causal mapping in small groups

iii. Convergent

1. Reflector Feedback (Hovmand)

iv. Evaluation

Workshop Design Samples

Advanced Topics

Supplemental Materials