Products & Publications

The International Council on Systems Engineering proudly offers its free weekly and monthly web-based service to the greater Systems Engineering community.

Once a week, the INCOSE Technical Operations Training Working Group presents the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook V4.0 Tutorial series over a six month period beginning in October.

Once a month, INCOSE Technical Operations presents recognized experts in the field who discuss the "State of the Art" in Systems Engineering.

These presentations occur live, via the internet. Each lasts one hour, and includes the opportunity for attendees to submit questions to the presenter. We record the webinars and INCOSE members can access these recordings from the Member's Only pages of INCOSE Connect.

Please access the INCOSE Connect Library for a complete library of TutorialsWebinars and Recordings sponsored by INCOSE Tech Ops, Chapters and Working Groups including the Training Tutorial Webinars.

Webinars Qualify for PDUs

INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professionals can claim 1PDU credit towards their re-certification by attending a webinar or watching a webinar recording. To qualify, a CSEP must have attended through at least 75% of the webinar for webinars that last less than one hour, or through 45 minutes of the webinar for webinars that last for 1 hour or longer. Attendees of INCOSE webinars who have other professional certifications or licenses may find that these webinars can apply to the PDU requirements for re-certification or license renewal.

All times listed are UTC. Please convert the time to your own timezone to determine when it will be presented in your local time. Please be careful to account for daylight savings time.

Upcoming Webinars

Additional webinars will be announced on the home page INCOSE News and Events as soon as they are confirmed.  We are always looking for new topics. If your company would like to sponsor a webinar, if you have an idea for a webinar or would like to present one, please send an e-mail with your suggestion to the webinar coordination team.


Previous Webinars (2009 - Present)

Webinar 15:00 UTC: "Creating Theories and Models that work: An Innovative "Science of Conceptual Systems" approach".

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INCOSE Webinar: "Creating Theories and Models that work: An Innovative "Science of Conceptual Systems" approach".
Date:  15 January 2014
Time: 15:00 UTC/ 11am EDT
Presenter(s): Dr. Steven E. Wallis  
General Webinar Details: Webinar 60 
Creating Theories and Models that work: An Innovative "Science of Conceptual Systems" approach
In the broad field of systems studies, we consider a wide range of systems. Humans, cells, computers... all these (and many more) are understood better when they are understood as interacting with one another. What we have not studied in any great detail are conceptual systems - those interacting clusters of concepts such as theories/models. In this webinar, we will look at our emerging understanding of conceptual systems and how those understandings may be applied to theories and models of systems and system proesses across many fields from policy to physics. Here, you will learn why empirical data (by itself) is not enough to create good theory. You will learn rigorous methods for evaluating theories and models; how to track changes in theories to identify trends in theory development; why some theories work while others don't; how to create theories that are more effective. Additionally, and importantly, you will learn how a set of disconnected propositions may be rigorously linked to create theory that is more coherent, more systemic, and so more effective and useful in practical application.
Steven E. Wallis earned his Ph.D. in 2006 at Fielding Graduate University, focusing on the rigorous analysis and integration of conceptual systems. He has a decade of experience as a facilitator and organizational development consultant in Northern California. At Capella University, Steve mentors doctoral candidates. As Director for the Foundation for the Advancement of Social Theory (FAST) he supports emerging scholars working to identify rigorous paths for improving theory and practice through critical metatheory and metapolicy analysis. An interdisciplinary thinker, his academic publications cover a range of fields including ethics, management, organizational change, and policy. Recently, Dr. Wallis was appointed to the Fulbright Specialist Roster. The Fulbright Specialist program supports US Scholars in projects to help improve the capacity of academic institutions outside the US. Currently, Steve is developing a consulting practice based on systemic analysis of strategic plans.