News & Events

Full Moon Intention

The following post is a Full Moon Intention from Ken Leinbach, written following the recent meeting between the Academy and the Donella Meadow’s Institute

Full Moon Intention – March 22, 2016

“This fresh apple, still cold and crisp from the morning dew, is not-me only until I eat it. When I eat, I eat the soil that nourished the apple. When I drink, […]

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Next Generation Leaders – Impact

Formed in 2015, our first cohort of Next Generation Leaders are participating in a learning journey that is built on four elements

Capacity Building
Community Building

The fellows develop their personal and professional capacities by applying what they are learning directly to their complex systemic challenges. This recent flyer shows the areas that our first group of fellows is impacting.


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Foundations for Awareness Based Systemic Change

June 8-10, 2016

Colorado State University, Ft Collins, CO

Join us for an upcoming workshop offered by the Academy for Systems Change. Facilitated by Peter Senge, Robert Hanig, Charles Holmes and Darcy Winslow, this workshop will focus on systemic change tools and practices in each of the following areas; Development of Self, Leading in Teams, Leading in Organizations and Networks, and Leading and […]

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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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