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ALARA is a network of people “interested in using action research and action learning to generate collaborative learning, research and action to transform workplaces, schools, colleges, universities, communities, voluntary organisations, governments and businesses. ALARA’s vision is that action research and action learning will be widely used and publicly shared by individuals and groups creating local […]
“The Action Research Network of the Americas (ARNA) unites college and university students and faculty conducting practitioner inquiry into teaching and learning with fellow action researchers in public schools, private schools, community settings and workplaces throughout the Americas. ARNA members are committed to taking action locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally to promote action research that […]
The American Society for Cybernetics (ASC) is focused on “the advancement of cybernetics as a science, a discipline, a meta-discipline, and a practice by: Systematically accreting, evaluating and disseminating knowledge about cybernetics and its applications, unconstrained by disciplinary and other boundaries. Developing and refining cybernetics’ concepts, ethics, models, research methods and other techniques of inquiry. […]
The Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (formerly the Association for Integrative Studies) is “an interdisciplinary professional organization founded in 1979 to promote the interchange of ideas among scholars and administrators in all of the arts and sciences on intellectual and organizational issues related to furthering integrative studies”. US based, it has an international membership. Some of […]
The Association Française de Science des Systèmes (AFSCET) focuses on supporting a transdisciplinary approach using systems thinking and cybernetics to the complex problems of today. AFSCET organizes seminars and workshops devoted to deepening systemic theories and practices. A number of working groups are active, including the AFSCET Café; Modeling of Complex Systems; System Dynamics; and, […]
The Association of European Operational Research Societies (EURO) is “a regional grouping within IFORS” (International Federation of Operational Research Societies). Its aim is “to promote Operational Research throughout Europe” and to this end the association supports meetings and conferences, books and journals, and people through awards and general networking (such as through an e-newsletter). “The […]
Cognitive Edge is a company “founded in 2005 with the objective of building methods, tools and capability to utilise insights from Complex Adaptive Systems theory and other scientific disciplines in social systems.” It focuses on “developing approaches that allow organisations to absorb uncertainty, create resilience and detect weak signals which more conventional approaches would ignore.” […]
Collaborative Action Research Network (CARN) “aims to encourage and support action research projects (personal, local, national and international), accessible accounts of action research projects, and contributions to the theory and methodology of action research.” The network has a focus on increasing the visibility of action research, supporting action researchers broadly and in fostering connections between […]
The Complex Systems Society “aims to promote complex systems research pure and applied…, assist and advise on problems of complex systems education, concern itself with the broader relations of complex systems to society, foster the interaction between complex systems scientists of different countries, establish a sense of identity amongst complexity scientists, and represent the complexity community at all international levels.” It focuses on Europe, “as well as the whole international scientific community.”  The society was founded in 2004.
The Cybernetics Society “is the UK national learned society and professional body promoting pure and applied cybernetics. It holds scientific meetings, conferences and social events, and engages in other activities to encourage public understanding of science and to extend and disseminate knowledge of cybernetics and its associated disciplines”. The Cybernetics Society “is a member society […]

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