Leading Across Boundaries for Systems Change (October 22-24, 2019)

Facilitated by Peter Senge & Darcy Winslow
October 22-24, 2019
Ashland, Massachusetts, USA

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 community, deep change often involves building networks of trust and collaboration across boundaries, within and among organizations. This workshop will build skills that you can use right away to make change and move from polarization and inertia to collectively envisioning, initiating, and creating new futures. Special attention will be given to how to help shift the collective focus from just reacting to problems to releasing collective creativity.

Who Should Attend?

  • Business and functional leaders, managers, directors and influencers
  • People who want to build their leadership capacity to lead change efforts, from wherever they sit within their organization.
  • Leaders who feel a personal commitment to building more sustainable organizations, value chains, industries and communities.
  • Teams from all sectors who are working on sustainability initiatives in their organizations.


Program Focus

In this program, we will focus on:

  • Strengthening your systems thinking skills to help yourself and others shift from reactive problem solving to initiating and creating new futures;
  • Creating work cultures of openness and inquiry;
  • Nurturing your own vision and sense of connectedness;
  • Gaining exposure to effective integration tools and frameworks to address real issues, building on cases we have lived through;
  • Helping larger networks move from polarization and inertia to collectively envisioning, initiating, and creating new futures;
  • Working with and learning from diverse peers who share your passion for supporting organizations that can more and more effectively address the challenges we face in the world today; and
  • Developing a proactive plan for your organization using the tools you’ve been exposed to in this workshop, regardless of your focus.


Start & End Times
The registration starts at 8:00 AM on the first day. Day #1 & Day #2 of the course are scheduled from 8:30 AM – 7 PM; Day #3 will end at 5:00 PM. Please plan your travel accordingly. It is a condition of registration that you plan to attend the entire program.

The Warren Conference Center, 529 Chestnut Street, Ashland, MA 01721. Tel: (508) 231-3000.

Accommodations (Terms)
Rooms have been blocked at the Warren Center at $169 per night (plus taxes and fees.) The cut-off date for the group rate is September 21, 2019. We cannot guarantee room availability or the group rate after this date.

To book a room, call +1-508 231-3000 and mention you are an attendee of the workshop by the Society for Organizational Learning North America. We recommend that you check in on October 21st due to the early start on Day #1.

*All rates include programs fees (which include 9 meals, 6 refreshments, and all day beverages)

We hope you will join us.

Lead complex system change in recognition of the larger system that the change is occurring in; and in service of long-term social, ecological, and economic well being.


Peter Senge

Author, Senior Lecturer at MIT,

Peter is the author of the widely acclaimed The Fifth Discipline, considered by Harvard Business Review to be the seminal management book of the previous 75 years. Peter continues to push the boundaries of our understanding of organizational learning to elicit what new might be possible. Continue...

Darcy Winslow

Academy for Systems Change

Darcy Winslow is the Managing Partner of the Academy for Systems Change. Darcy worked at Nike, Inc. for over 20 years holding numerous senior management positions within the business and the Nike Foundation, including creating the Sustainable Business Strategies division in 1999, Senior Advisor to the Nike Foundation and as General Manager for Nike’s Global Women’s Footwear, Apparel and Equipment business. Continue...

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