Foundations of Awareness-Based Systemic Change

Peter Senge, Darcy Winslow, and more

October 2-5, 2017

Monday-Thursday, 3 nights

See below for
accommodation rates.


Program Description

What does it mean to grow our awareness and capacity as systems leaders? An often-neglected aspect of systemic change is that it is deeply personal. Leaders who are unwilling or unable to see their own personal share of the challenges they address are ineffective in nurturing deep change.

Join an engaging exploration with Peter Senge, Darcy Winslow, and Robert Hanig, founding members of the Academy for Systemic Change.

This workshop grows out of the leadership development process originally described in The Fifth Discipline. With special attention given to the domains of personal mastery, mental models, and systems thinking, it will provide you with the tools and frameworks to be more effective in developing collaborative systems-change efforts that produce meaningful and sustainable results.

You will learn to:

  • Identify underlying systemic structures and how they shape behavior—and how to shift those structures
  • Expand your capacity to make sustainable strategic choices
  • Nurture a common sense of purpose and shared commitment
  • Engage in conversations that promote learning and collaboration
  • Use a practical challenge to focus leadership development
  • Practice the application of systems change tools, applied to your individual critical leadership challenges.

Through the interplay of personal and interpersonal work, you will see how systems leadership is ultimately about the capacity of a human community to shape its future and bring forth realities aligned with people’s deepest aspirations. As a result, you will discover your own abilities to contribute as such a leader in your personal life, your organization, and the larger system in which you live and work.

Why Attend?

  • Develop your skills for facilitating effective systems change by understanding and addressing the personal aspects that underlie the multidimensional systems of today’s world.

  • Expand your professional toolkit for cultivating collaboration and inspiring a shared vision of goals.

  • Deepen your ability to lead from your most authentic and skillful capacity, and learn how to support others to do the same.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    This program starts Monday October 2, at 7:00 p.m. and ends Thursday, October 4, at 3:00 p.m. Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • Special Details

    We invite you to participate individually or come with others from your organization or team. We will be happy to confer with you regarding what might make a good workshop team. The key ingredients are genuine personal interest in the sort of deep developmental work the workshop entails, as well as the ability to play an important role in addressing important practical challenges in your work, organization, or institution.

Program Faculty

Peter_Senge-2016hs-web-300x400Peter Senge

Peter Senge is senior lecturer at Sloan School of Management at MIT, founding chair of the Society of Organizational Learning (SoL), and…


Darcy_Winslow-2016hsWebDarcy Winslow

Darcy Winslow is CEO, managing partner, and cofounder of the Academy for Systemic Change, an organization focused on advancing the field of…


Robert_Hanig-2016hs-webRobert Hanig

Robert Hanig consults with companies throughout North America, Europe, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the Middle East in areas…



Accommodations, meals, and campus activities rates, per person, for all program nights:

Pod: $280
Standard single: from $350
Standard double: from $320
Traditional: from $380
Suite: from $660

Taxes apply.

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