Events & Workshops

The Center for Systemic Leadership hosts ongoing community events, workshops, lectures, with guest contributors. To find out about our courses, please visit our Course Catalogue.

Waldorf Leaders Systemic Lab for Complexity Workshop: Practical, Systemic Methods for Managing Your School’s Complex Issues

Monday, April 2-Wednesday, April 4, 2012

As administrators, teachers, and board members/lead parents….we are facing many complex issues in our school community.  We also have many opportunities and without practical methods to engage diverse voices.  Many great things don’t happen that could happen….and toxic, shadowy elements can develop.

You will get the basic principles and practices, and experience how they work so that you will be confident to lead these processes in your school community. Learn more.

Systemic Labs for Complexity

Friday, April 20-Sunday, April 22, 2012

Participants will learn to implement basic systemic methods in groups facing complex issues. The lab is a set of experiential learning opportunities, including building rich pictures of complex issues, mapping against time/resources, and building coherence among the players (Duration: 3-day intensive). Learn more.

Rethinking College in Our Times Workshop

Thursdays, May 3, 17 & 24

A systemic and critical thinking three-session workshop series for teens, parents and counselors to look at the value and the consequences of a four-year education. Participants learn beginning Critical and Systemic Thinking methods as they work to explore the value of a college experience in today’s market conditions—including the financial, social and academic considerations. For parents, teens, young adults, counselors and interested community members (Duration: 3 hours, 3 nights). Learn more.

Collecting the Wisdom of the Crowd Workshop

Saturday, May 19-Sunday, May 20

A weekend learning lab that provides tools for systemically gathering the wisdom of the crowd and facilitating conversations on complex issues using principles of egalitarian leadership, transparency, diversity and autonomy. This is an invitation for those who are committed to making change through the Occupy Movement; participants from January’s workshop are welcome to join again. Learn more.


“What is a Healthy Relationship to Money?” Workshop

Saturday, February 18, 2012/Next one in Spring 2012

What was the feeling you had the last time you looked at your bank balance? Your paycheck? Do you think of yourself as financially sustainable? What are the criteria for understanding financial health? We’ll explore these questions and more in this workshop through a lateral-learning environment where everyone can engage in exploring the role of money in their lives. We’ll learn new tools from Critical and Systemic Thinking methodologies in order to assess how we use, relate to, and think about money, currency, and economy. Learn more.


Critical Thinking for Business Instruction

Monday-Wednesday, April 2-4, 2012

Is your business school actually teaching Critical Thinking? Are you teaching skills in Systemic Thinking for complex issues? Are you assessing the learning of your students in these crucial skill areas? Need help? Come to this valuable workshop on April 2-4, 2012 to learn from a fun-loving master teacher, who also founded (2000) and teaches in the GreenMBA program at Dominican University of California. Learn more.