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Come to Camp Snowball this Summer!

July 11-15, 2016   Sacramento, CA

Gain the tools you need to significantly impact student success and help all students develop the skills and capacities they need to succeed and lead in the 21st century.

This highly interactive five-day professional development program brings together district- and school-wide teams of teachers, administrators, students and business/community members with renowned leaders in the fields of education and […]

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Collaborating for our Collective Future

“Courage is simply doing whatever is needed in pursuit of the vision.” – Peter Senge

We are honored to announce that the Academy for Systems Change and the Donella Meadows Institute will begin the process of uniting visions and assets to accelerate our potential for collective impact and transformative change. Following months of exploration and dialogue, we have discovered countless connections […]

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Peter Senge on Innovation and Learning at the World Bank

Why do large organizations struggle with harnessing innovation? Peter Senge, a renowned learning expert and professor at MIT speaks to IEG on what it takes to nurture innovation in large organizations such as the World Bank. View video […]

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Academy’s Managing Partner, Darcy Winslow, recognized internationally as a sustainability pioneer

Academy Managing Partner, Darcy Winslow, recently took the stage at the Julius Baer Next Generation Summit in Zurich,  Switzerland as a keynote speaker, where she shared her wisdom about the complexities in tackling the world’s complex social and environmental challenges. The Guardian covered the story in this recent feature article.


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Sustainability in Schools Simulation/Card Game for school administrators and teachers

Are you looking for something interesting to do during staff meetings or in-service training? 

Learn which sustainability-related projects have the best cost/benefit and discover how to use these as teaching opportunities.  

The Sustainability in Schools game is a powerful learning tool to help your school:

Understand what sustainability looks like in a school
Identify sustainability related projects that have a good cost/benefit ratios and […]

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Next Generations Leaders Gathering at Brew Creek, BC, October 5-9, 2015


In early October, for the first time, the entire Academy will convene in British Columbia for the third of three gatherings in our pilot year of the Next Generation Leaders Academy for Systems  Change – Faculty, Coaches, Fellows, Advisors, Executive Champions and Sponsors, and leaders of two First Nations tribes. This will be a significant transition for all as we […]

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TDIA Recognizes Academy Fellow Jensine Larsen, Founder and CEO, World Pulse

Jensine Larsen, an award-winning social media entrepreneur and international journalist and founder of World Pulse has received recognition from The Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards (TDIA). TDIA celebrates those whose ideas have broken the mold to create significant impact and showcases applications of disruptive innovation. See more here



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Spotlight on Academy Fellow: Ecology Project International Celebrates 15th anniversary

Since 2000, co-founders Scott Pankratz (Academy Fellow) and Julie Osborn of Ecology Project International have been integrating art, culture and science programs to help local and international youths learn more about threatened species and habitats. Friday, June 5, marked the 15-year anniversary of Ecology Project International. One of their students drew the non-profit’s logo, displayed by Scott in the photo.

(As […]

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A Milestone Reached for Academy Next Generation Leader, Kim Kita

Academy Fellow Kim Kita has spent the last two years leading the efforts to bring CSU’s vision of an international Center into reality. Kim’s focus has been to create a genuine presence for CSU in Baja California Sur such that the newly opened educational center functions as a vibrant hub for dialogue, learning, and exchange. “There are issues of deep […]

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