2021 Program

When registering for the Field School, participants are asked which two quantitative modeling techniques they would like to attend sessions for. There are four techniques to select from (Agent-based Modeling, Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping, System Dynamics Modeling, and Social Network Analysis). On August 17, participants will attend the morning and afternoon Modeling Techniques I sessions for the first technique they select and on August 18, participants will attend the morning and afternoon Modeling Techniques II sessions for the second technique.

PLEASE NOTE: Because the sessions are hands-on, you might be required to download software. To learn about the various qualitative modeling techniques and to download the software, click on the name of each technique below.

2021 Field School Schedule
Time (EST) August 16 August 17 August 18 August 19
10:00 – 10:10 a.m.

Welcome

10:10 – 10:50 a.m.

Keynote address:

Peter Hovmand
Professor, Center for Community Health Integration, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University

Keynote address:

Cleveland FoodNest 2.0 Modeling Team

  • Darcy Freedman
  • Michelle B. Jackson

Keynote address:

Moira Zellner
Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Director of Participatory Modeling and Data Science, Northeastern University

Panel presentation and discussion: 

Facilitating Use for Systems Transformation 

10:50 – 11:00 a.m.

Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Systems Thinking and Framing Complex Community Issues

Modeling Techniques I:

Modeling Techniques II:

Designing Your Own Participatory Modeling Project

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.

Lunch and Virtual Networking

 
12:45 – 1:45 p.m.

Addressing Community-Identified Issues Through Modeling Techniques

Qualitative Techniques for Visualizing Complex Systems:

  • Rich Pictures
  • Concept Mapping
  • Causal Loop Diagraming

Qualitative Techniques:

  • Timelines
  • Stakeholder Mapping
  • Problem Solution Trees
1:45 – 2:00 p.m.

Break

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Engaging Public and Community Members in the Modeling Process

Modeling Techniques I:

Modeling Techniques II:


Instructors

Darcy Freedman
Mary Ann Swetland Professor and Chair, Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University

Steven Allen Gray
Associate Professor, Department of Community Sustainability
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Michigan State University

Jennifer E. Hodbod
Assistant Professor, Department of Community Sustainability
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Michigan State University

Peter Hovmand
Professor, Center for Community Health Integration
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University

Michelle B. Jackson 
Community Leader and Voter Registration Program Coordinator,
Northeast Ohio Voter Advocates

Kent Key
Director, Office of Community Scholars and Partnerships
Division of Public Health, Flint
College of Human Medicine
Michigan State University

Miles McNall
Director for Community-Engaged Research, Office of Public Engagement and Scholarship
University Outreach and Engagement
Michigan State University

Kyle Metta
Post-Doctoral Fellow in Community Systems
Center for Community Health and Development
University of Kansas

Laura K. Schmitt Olabisi
Associate Professor, Department of Community Sustainability
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Michigan State University

Reneé V. Wallace
Executive Director, FoodPLUS Detroit
Visionary Strategist, Doers Edge LLC

Moira L. Zellner
Professor, Public Policy and Urban Affairs
Director, Participatory Modeling and Data Science
Northeastern University