News & Events

Academy welcomes four new Board Members

The Academy for Systems Change has welcomed four new members to its Board of Directors:

Armando Estrada is the co-founder and current Executive Director of Via Educación, an organization based in Mexico that seeks to generate opportunities for sustainable social development through the design, implementation and evaluation of educational initiatives. Vía’s primary focus is the development of better and new ways to engage […]

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Academy co-Founder launches new book

Academy co-Founder, Ken Leinbach, is the author of a new book called Urban Ecology: a Natural Way to Transform Kids, Parks, Cities, and the World.

As Executive Director of the Urban Ecology Center, Ken shares the story of how the center was started, and describes its growth into three vibrant Milwaukee branches. The Urban Ecology Center provides year-round educational programs for kids, families […]

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Drawn Together through Visual Practice – new anthology released

Academy Co-Founder, Claudia Madrazo, and Academy Advisor, Stina Brown, are two of 27 contributors to a new anthology – Drawn Together through Visual Practice.

The new anthology demonstrates the power of visuals as a sensemaking device in an age of unprecedented complexity. In the book, 27 contributors share experience-based methods and insights. Leading professionals in visual practice, alongside cross-disciplinary practitioners in other […]

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Work with us!

Administrative Assistant – Deadline: February 10, 2017
The Academy for Systems Change is looking for a new team member to provide administrative support. The position, located in Norwich, Vermont, is part-time and will involve up to 20 hours per week. If you possess strong organizational skills, have a confident, eager and positive attitude, and would like to be part of a […]

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Fellow leads Sacred Passage in Costa Rica

At the end of January 2017, our very own Faculty member, John P Milton, and Academy Fellow, Jenny Menke, will be running their 4th annual Sacred Passage retreat at Luna Lodge in the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica.

Taking place January 29 – February 9, this program offers deep restoration, inner transformation and deep ecological communion in the heart of the primary […]

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How to Harness the Power of Systems Change

Two of our Academy Founders, Darcy Winslow and Peter Senge, were recently interviewed by Conscious Company Magazine and spoke about how to get started with systems thinking – take a look at the article and find out how to harness the power of systems change for your business! […]

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The Academy for Systems Change is born!

We are happy to share that we have completed, as of October 4 2016, our due diligence and associated work, and have finally signed all the papers to complete combining forces and assets between the Academy for Systemic Change and the Donella Meadows Institute!


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2017 Next Generation Leaders Gathering

The 2017 Next Generation Leaders Gathering will take place in Crestone, Colorado (September 24-28). This year the Gathering will be preceded by a three-day Nature Quest, led by Academy co-Founder John Milton.

This event is for the first cohort of Academy Next Generation Leaders and is not open to the public. If you are interested in becoming a Next Generation Leader, […]

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Restoring the Bay – A cultural transformation

Academy Fellow Liliana Gutierrez:  “Here is a link to the story of El Manglito community and the restoration of the Bay of La Paz. This is OUR work….all of this has been achieved through the power of all our hearts and minds, we have learn so much from John (Milton) and Jenny (Menke) and from EVERYBODY in the Academy that we truly […]

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A Journey of Discovery into Reconciliation Ignites Deeply-felt Change

Hosted by Reconciliation Canada in partnership with the Academy for Systems Change, the Reconciliation Leadership Learning Experience (RLLE) convened about 18 people representing a diverse group of leaders – national Indigenous leaders, key network influencers and advisors as well as Reconciliation Canada ambassadors, community partners, funding partners, and facilitators. The highly participatory gathering is part of an effort to cultivate and […]

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