Academy Fellows

Systems Leadership

Our vision is a new professional field of leaders and practitioners who inspire and demonstrate ecological, social, economic and spiritual well-being within themselves and for the communities, organizations, and networks that they serve. We work towards this goal by offering fellowship programs for emerging leaders.

Our lead initiative is the Academy Fellows group, an extraordinary group of change-makers who, through our program, develop core systems-leadership capabilities that enable them to foster collective leadership within their organizations, networks and wider communities.

Find out more about our Academy Fellows here


A New Way of Leading

In many corners around the world, the opportunity for leading in new ways is emerging. Social entrepreneurs, businesses, government and civil society organizations are showing glimpses of how to work together in new ways on core systems. Leaders enabling these “emerging new realities” are characterized by a profound sense of purpose. They are masters in balancing the personal, intellectual, emotional and social aspects of leading, capable of standing “at the edge of the system” and visualizing the limits and possibilities that emerge. Central to developing the skills this new way of leading requires is a dual journey of transformation. Authentic leaders engage both the “inner” (reflective) and “outer” (manifest structures) work of deep change, with a lifelong commitment – personally, within an organization, and within networks of collaborating organizations in critical systems.

Academy Fellows News

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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