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Towards a Systems Theory-based Curriculum for Complex Systems Governance

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Conference

2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication Date

June 26, 2016

Start Date

June 26, 2016

End Date

August 28, 2016

ISBN

978-0-692-68565-5

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Developing Systems Engineering Curriculum and Programs

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Systems Engineering

Page Count

14

DOI

10.18260/p.27069

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https://peer.asee.org/27069

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235

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Polinpapilinho Katina Old Dominion University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-2213-4929

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Polinpapilinho F. Katina serves as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the National Centers for System of Systems Engineering (NCSOSE) at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. He received his PhD in Engineering Management and Systems Engineering at Old Dominion University. He also holds a MEng in Systems Engineering and a BSc in Engineering Technology from Old Dominion University. His research interests include critical infrastructure protection,
decision making under uncertainty, complex system governance, infranomics, systems engineering, systems of systems engineering, and systems theory. His research has been published in several journals including International Journal of Critical Infrastructures, International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection, International Journal of System of Systems Engineering, and Journal of Requirements Engineering. He is a co-editor of ‘Infranomics: Sustainability, engineering design and governance.’

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Joseph M Bradley Leading Change, LLC

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Dr. Bradley has had an extensive career in ship operations, maintenance, repair and organizational design. Repeatedly called upon to start new activities for the United States Navy, he successfully met a succession of unique challenges. Respected for his technical skill, leadership, innovative solutions and focus on personnel and organization development, he led efforts to improve quality performance, and developed educational programs to improve individual and organizational performance. Dr. Bradley's research has led to the creation of a wholly new approach to the creation, development, assessment and transformation of competency models, a vital management element in any large technical organization seeking long term viability. Dr. Bradley founded Leading Change, LLC as a vehicle to continue research and consulting to industry and government. Immediately in demand, he is assisting several organizations in what can only be characterized as global, long term, complex problems

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to explore challenges associated with the development of a curriculum for an emerging field of Complex System Governance (CSG) that could be used for instruction and teaching leaders, managers, and students interested in increasing their knowledge, skills, and abilities about CSG. CSG has been suggested as a means to (1) expose deep system issues impacting performance, (2) introduce practitioners to new thinking, technologies, tools, and methods to address these issues, and (3) institutionalize capabilities to continuously advance governance. As with all new approaches, a curriculum in an emerging field is an essential element for the field’s development. The paper discusses ongoing efforts and approaches to develop CSG body of knowledge along with initial insights into a curriculum for learning and doing effective governance.

Katina, P., & Bradley, J. M. (2016, June), Towards a Systems Theory-based Curriculum for Complex Systems Governance Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.27069

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