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The Society maintains a crowd-sourced list of online courses of interest to the systems thinking and System Dynamics community.  There are more than 75 courses represented, many of which are absolutely free.  For many of the courses that do charge a fee, the Society has negotiated discounts for those who join the Society.  We invite you to take these courses for a spin.  If you have take a course, please leave a review.  If you know a course that is missing from this list, please add it in.  


Each year, prior to our annual conference, the Society hosts an intensive one week course in System Dynamics Modeling.  Students convene online with world class modelers and teaching assistants offering guidance.  This course has options for beginner and intermediate modelers but is intensive and intended for those serious about learning how to model.  The in-depth course requires a test for placement, preparatory work before class begins, and active participation in classes and homework assignments.  There is a fee to attend, but financial support is available for promising students in need.



The field of System Dynamics can be studied around the world at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as in executive education programs (non-degree) and workshops. We hope this page will give you some ideas about where to study. We would especially like to link to your local home page so be sure to include the URL.

If you are teaching using System Dynamics and your course description is not here, please fill out the course survey form and send it to, or post your workshop information by following these instructions.


thesis defense

You’re defending your Master or PhD thesis online? Share your defense information with the System Dynamics community!




The Society offers four mentorship opportunities for those seeking to learn and apply systems thinking and System Dynamics skills. Find out more about Peer Mentoring, One-on-one Mentoring, Modeling Assistance, and Publishing Assistance.


Modeling Assistance Workshop

Learning meetings

Check out learning meetings:


WPI Collective Learning Meetings

MIT – UAlbany – WPI SD Colloquia




Student Chapter brings together students, early career system dynamicists and people new to the System Dynamics Society providing networking and career development opportunities.  



Find the complete list of resources above on the main site menu.


A System Dynamics Glossary” has been compiled by David Ford and published in System Dynamics Review.  It is provided free for all to use if proper citation is given. 


Check out great simulations in model repositories or in our list of simulations to learn how a specific topic has been modeled and presented.


Find out more about open source and proprietary tools, that are frequently used by people working in the field. This includes core software, web based tools, pedagogical tools, documental tools, group model building tools, and model analysis tools.


Check out the latest job listings.


Contact us if you have thoughts on how to further develop this career section 🙂