• Center for Systems Awareness

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Effective July 1, 2018, the Society for Organizational Learning North America has joined forces with and formally transitioned into the Center for Systems Awareness.

This change represents a next step in an ongoing journey of evolution going back several decades, to when SoL was founded in 1997, which in turn built on the prior work of the MIT Center for Organizational Learning, started in 1990. In the short term, the Center for Systems Awareness will continue to offer SoL programs like The Foundations for Leadership and Executive Champions Workshop, which continue to generate value and build community among engaged practitioners.  It will also give time to explore ways that the considerable momentum that has been built in recent years by theCenter for Systems Awareness, especially in primary and secondary education, can catalyze a new chapter in our core exploration of deep change in systems that shape modern society. TheCenter for Systems Awareness, started by founding SoL members Robert Hanig and Peter Senge and Mette Boell from MITs J-WEL (World Education Lab) initiative, aims to support developing leaders who foster collaboration for systemic change.  It now also involves former SoL NA Council member, Julia Ross.

As we undertake this transition over the next few months, we will continue to provide periodic updates on our website. We look forward to moving through this evolution with you and are eager to help steward this rich and vibrant community.

Our Programs

Introduction to Compassionate Systems Framework in Schools

Facilitated by Peter Senge & Mette Boell

January 29-30, 2019
Cambridge, MA

Foundations For Leadership

Facilitated by Peter Senge & Robert Hanig

February 26 - 28, 2019
Ashland, MA

Leading Across Boundaries for Systems Change

Facilitated by Peter Senge & Darcy Winslow

June 11-13, 2019
Ashland, MA

Aug 13-16, 2019
Stowe, VT

Our Guiding Principles

The Center for Systems Awareness allows people to come together to share their experiences and improve both their lives and their worlds. There are core principles of organizational learning that resonate with people around the world. Connect with the Systems Leadership Institute and learn how you can effect change.

Working and learning in collaboration is exponentially more powerful than working in isolation.

We harness the energy of people around the power of organizational learning by connecting passionate individuals to a like-minded community that grows, discovers, and learns together.