At the Center for Systems Awareness, we have a strong emphasis on capacity building to support learning and development for very diverse groups of people to become compassionate systems practitioners and leaders.

We host open introductory workshops for those who are interested to start working with a systems awareness orientation. And we run longer term, broad scale change projects where capacity building is an integrated aspect of our support and commitment.

Foundations I (Open to all)

We are at capacity. Registration is closed.
October 3-6, 2023 (4 days)
Day 1: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT | Day 2-3: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT | Day 4: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Facilitated by Peter Senge & Mette Boell
October 30-November 2, 2023 (4 days)
10:00 am - 4:00 pm (Melbourne Time)
Facilitated by Peter Senge & Mette Boell
November 13-16, 2023 (4 days)
9:00 am - 3:00 pm PST
Facilitated by Peter Senge & Mette Boell
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Foundations I - Introduction to Compassionate Systems Framework at MIT, Cambridge MA

January 16-19, 2024 (4 days)
(Tentative) 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EST
Facilitated by Mette Boell & Peter Senge

Foundations II (Offered for those who have completed Foundations I)

Foundations II Series -  A new series of advanced workshops, providing opportunities for practitioners to deepen their knowledge in key concepts and skills. Read more about Foundations II series here.
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In-person Only

Foundations II for Systems Awareness, in California USA

February 6-8, 2024 (3 days)
8:30 am - 5:00 pm PST
Facilitated by Mette Boell, Hanneli Ågotsdatter & Søren Munk

Advanced (Offered for Master Practitioners Only)

In-person Only
Blended program with multiple virtual convenings plus one week-long, in-person retreat.
Contemplative Faculty: Hanneli Ågotsdatter & Søren Munk
Facilitator: Mette Miriam Boell
Eligibility: Compassionate Systems Master Practitioners


Below is a broad categorical overview of the various types of projects Center for Systems Awareness is involved with. Click through the images below for a more detailed description of the work.

Watch a one-hour webinar with Peter Senge & Mette Boell on Compassionate Systems.


Over the past years, we have been prototyping the systems awareness work in multiple settings. We are continuously designing more substantial pilots and projects based on the findings of these prototypes, within each of the below categories. New research publications will be available regularly.