Our workshops offer personal transformation and reflection on your place in the world.

For 20 years, our team of world renowned trainers have been committed to helping companies become “learning organizations” which continually transform themselves. Understanding that your organization is a living system and that it may be operating with mental models which have grown obsolete is key to achieving your goals; organizations need the ability to perceive changes in order to successfully adjust and adapt. The Systems Leadership Institute offers several different workshops throughout the year, but also encourages organizations to collaborate with our trainers to develop custom programs. These workshops offer personal transformation and reflection on your place in the world. We help participants better understand themselves as leaders, seek guidance to discover their organization’s core value, and/or further explore the concepts of organizational learning. We welcome deep thinkers to explore new ideas, leave motivated to make the world a better place, and connect with the “why” in others.

Introduction to Compassionate Systems Frameworks in Schools

January 29-30, 2019

Offered by the MIT JWEL & Systems Leadership Institute This hands-on workshop is an introduction to the tools and approaches that have been developed for implementing what we call a “compassionate systems” framework. These tools are being used at both the level of classroom innovations and collective leadership in shaping a more generative school culture. In addition to introducing some of the tools in use, we will share examples from the IB prototypes with the aim that participants can begin working together on similar prototypes in their own school and classroom settings. To support this, we recommend people come in teams where they can support one another moving forward.

Foundations for Leadership

February 26-28, 2019

The essence of leadership concerns the capacity of a human community to shape its future. Foundations for Leadership delves into both the personal and inherently collective aspects of leadership. At the workshop, special attention is given to the domains of personal mastery, mental models, and systems thinking as they apply to leading and initiating meaningful change. Guided by Peter Senge’s book The Fifth Discipline, this deeply personal workshop helps participants understand who they are as leaders. Learn more.

Leading Across Boundaries for Systems Change

June 11-13, 2019

This intensive, interactive, three-day program builds on decades of hands-on experience by Peter Senge and Darcy Winslow in shifting cultures of organizations for the wellbeing of employees, communities, and the planet. Whether within an organization, a value chain, or a community, deep change often involves building networks of trust and collaboration across boundaries, within and among organizations. This workshop will build skills that you can use right away to make change and move from polarization and inertia to collectively envisioning, initiating, and creating new futures. Special attention will be given to how to help shift the collective focus from just reacting to problems to releasing collective creativity.

Executive Champions' Workshop

August 13 – 16, 2019

Offered in collaboration with the Presencing Institute, the Executive Champions’ Workshop (ECW) is not a training session. Nor is it a typical conference. It is both personal and substantive in the way that only deep conversation among peers can be. The ECW takes place in the Green Mountains of Vermont- a special setting for nurturing new thinking and relationships among executive leaders in today’s rapidly changing economic and social landscape. Learn more.

  • Exceeded my expectations across the board. I have applied what I learned to an internal change program... especially systems thinking models and active listening examples. Thoroughly enjoyed the program. It was a renewing and enlightening experience!

    Jeanne Lambkim, Managing Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • At our first staff meeting after the workshop, it was clear that many shifts had occurred. It was perhaps the best staff meeting we’ve had to date and the communications were clear, open, connected and from the heart.

    Steve Simon, President & CEO, Simon Charitable Foundation

  • Since the course, my centre has developed a year long leadership program for mid-level school leaders with a core focus on the disciplines. Attending the FFL course helped to refine the vision for these programs, so I am thankful for the experience.

    Richard Owens, Director, Centre for Innovation in Leadership and Learning

  • The ECW has been a major step forward in my personal and professional life!

    Manuel Vega, The Nature Conservancy