Transforming Social Systems


Social Emotional Learning in Schools

By Anthony Johnson, Academy Fellow

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) strategies have emerged as powerful tools for school districts across the country in promoting and developing self-awareness, self-management, empathy, social skill and good decision making. The objective of these strategies is to promote “good learning” which Daniel Goleman (the founder of the Collaborative of Social Emotional Learning and co-author of The Triple Focus, […]

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FEATURED EVENT: Leading Across Boundaries

October 22-24, 2019
Ashland, Massachusetts, USA

Back by popular demand, this is a joint offering from the Academy for Systems Change and the Society for Organizational Learning. This intensive, interactive, three-day program builds on decades of hands-on experience by Peter Senge and Darcy Winslow in shifting cultures of organizations for the wellbeing of employees, communities, and the planet.

Whether within an organization, a value chain, or a […]

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How to Fly While Grounded: An introduction to core tools of system leadership

By Hal Hamilton and LeAnne Grillo.

System leadership grows from the use of tools and practices as we engage others in pursuit of positive change. After Donella Meadows wrote Limits to Growth from the work of a team, people began thinking of global challenges through the framework of feedback loops and the consequences of runaway use of resources. Peter Senge launched systems […]

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Systems Start with Self – an interview with our President

Darcy Winslow, Academy President & co-Founder, found her calling after leading five large-scale change efforts at Nike.

In this episode of Let Go & Lead, Darcy is interviewed by Maril MacDonald and talks all things systems thinking and leadership, including the importance of embracing a creative orientation and navigating the complex vs. complicated.

Listen to the full podcast here.


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