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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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Academy Fellow Runs for Federal Office

Academy Fellow, Mike Morrice, has won the Green Party nomination for Kitchener Centre, and is now running as a Green Party of Canada candidate in this fall’s federal election.

Running on a campaign for a made-in-Canada Green New Deal, Mike has spent the last decade working to bring people together to shift to the green economy. As the founder of two effective climate-focused organizations, he truly gets the reality […]

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Winning The Climate Tug of War

This blog post is written by Academy Advisor, Wilford Welch, and was first published on his website. Wilford has been exploring the driving forces impacting our world for more than five decades as a U.S. diplomat in Asia; as an economic development and business consultant in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the U.S.; as the publisher of a world affairs […]

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Visionary Leadership Makes All The Difference

Academy Fellow, Bob Carey, is Strategic Partnerships Director for The Nature Conservancy in Washington. Having recently experienced Bob’s leadership skills in action, Academy co-Founder and Board Member, Hal Hamilton, shares a snapshot of Bob’s current work. 

The Work
Bob Carey (pictured) used to be a backcountry ranger, and leading groups of teenagers to discover what wilderness will teach them is still something he enjoys. Bob’s current […]

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Academy President Shares her Journey through the Business World

Academy President, Darcy Winslow, was recently interviewed as part of a series of podcasts focusing on women in leadership, and you can listen to it here.


Women Express! by Denise Harrington opens up conversations around female voices; how to find them, use them and define them as we move to create social and personal impact with our words.


Darcy’s interview is instructive, […]

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A Conversation with Otto Scharmer

In this 60 minute recorded webinar, the Academy hosts Otto Scharmer in discussion about his work on Theory U, focusing on core principles and applications. Academy Founders, Peter Senge and Darcy Winslow, along with Academy Fellow and Strategic Design Manager, Katie Stubley, talk about turning theory into practice and take questions from participants as to how we can implement this work in our […]

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Connections and Growth: The Expanding Academy Network

A Fellow from Cohort 1 of the Academy Fellowship Program, Kim Kita, is Director of Colorado State University Todos Santos. Here she shares her experiences of hosting Fellows from Cohort 2 for their recent Gathering in Mexico.

I have a sense of deep, sustaining, warmth this winter that comes from meeting, hosting, and joining the Academy fellows of cohort 2 at the Colorado […]

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How to Double the Performance of your Team – a podcast from Peter Senge

Academy co-Founder and Board Member, Peter Senge, is a world-renowned expert in the fields of leadership and knowledge management. Peter is an American systems scientist who is a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and in a recent podcast with The Influential Executive, he talks about the tools, processes and methods that enable you to double the […]

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Academy Fellow selected as one of Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 40 Under Forty honorees for 2018

Academy Board Member and Graduate of our Fellowship Program, Stacey Tank, has been named as one of Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 40 Under 40 honorees for 2018.

Atlanta Business Chronicle spotlights the next generation of Atlanta business leaders, awarding 40 people under the age of 40 who are making significant career achievements and demonstrating social responsibility. Stacey, who graduated from the Academy Fellowship Program […]

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Meet the Academy Team

We are excited to announce a new addition to our Academy for Systems Change community, and would like to introduce Ginger Duiven who has joined our team as Director of Development. She’ll work alongside our President, Darcy Winslow, to lead the Academy’s fundraising and development work so please feel free to get in touch with her if you have any […]

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