CoP Facilitator Training Series: Participatory modeling
Participatory Modeling. Gender Inequalities in Research Organisations
Delivered by: Dr Inge Bleijenbergh
Participatory Modeling or Group Model Building involves all stakeholders coming together to (1) understand gender/intersectional inequalities in their institutions and (2) identify levers for change in a collaborative way. The co-created causal loop diagrams reveal the dynamic structure underlying inequality and discrimination and show the feedback processes at play. This helps to visualise how potential changes and interventions in the system can be implemented. Causal loop diagram software packages are available to download from various sources with free options (e.g. Vensim PLE for educational use).