WHAT WE DO

CENTER PROGRAMS 2024-2025

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

(Center Programs - Open to all)

Registration is Open!
In-person
July 2-4, 2024 (3 full days)
Location: Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Facilitated by Mette Boell/Trina Haygaru (In-person) & Peter Senge (Virtual)
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Hybrid
October 1-4, 2024
Location: Oxnard, California (Hybrid)
Facilitated by Mette Boell & Peter Senge

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Hybrid

Foundations I - Introduction to Compassionate Systems Framework in Australia

November 11-14, 2024
Location: Melbourne, Australia (Hybrid)
Facilitated by Mette Boell & Peter Senge

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Hybrid

Foundations I - Introduction to Compassionate Systems Framework at MIT, MA USA

March 11-14, 2025 (Tentative)
Location: MIT, Cambridge, MA USA (Hybrid)
Facilitated by Mette Boell & Peter Senge

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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 our Foundations II series here.

  • Foundations II for Systems Change – a practical deep dive into Compassionate Systems tools and practices in education and workplace contexts.
  • Foundations II for Systems Awareness – a focused opportunity to practice cultivating somatic and relational awareness, to work intentionally to grow our quality of attention, presence, aspiration, grounding and compassion.
Fully Virtual

Foundations II for Systems Change

October 15-17, 2024
Location: Zoom

Indication of Interest form

More details will be provided soon.
Holding space Retreat at Garrison(1)
In-person

Foundations II for Systems Awareness

Indication of Interest form
More details will be provided soon.

Advanced

(Offered for those who have completed Foundations I)

Prerequisite
A year long blended program with monthly virtual convenings plus one week-long in-person retreat.
Facilitated by Mette Boell, Peter Senge, & Hanneli Ågotsdatter
Starts June 24, 2024 and ends July 18, 2025
Eligibility: Foundations I workshop alumni

Advanced

(Offered for Master Practitioners Only)

Prerequisite
Blended program with multiple virtual convenings plus one week-long, in-person retreat.
Faculty: Mette Miriam Boell, & Roger Burton
with contemplative faculty Hanneli Ågotsdatter and Søren Munk
Starts September 25, 2024 and ends March 27, 2025
Eligibility: Compassionate Systems Master Practitioners

PROJECTS

Over the past decade, a gradual approach to "compassionate systems change" has started to gain momentum – first and foremost in educational systems – in many different places in the world. 

The Compassionate Systems Framework has been trialed and tested in diverse educational settings, across all spectrums of hierarchies – from students and teachers, principals, district-level leaders, ministry leadership, community-based organizations, out-of-school learning as well as with boards, parents, and communities - in different countries and cultures.

Below are some overviews of the various types of projects and initiatives that the Center for Systems Awareness is involved with. 

For more information on how we partner, contact info@systemsawareness.org. 

"It is our aspiration with this work that people feel not only better equipped to tackle challenging, complex issues in their personal and professional lives, but also a greater sense of connectedness and belonging, an overall increase in experience of well-being and meaning in life."

-Dr. Mette Miriam Boell

RESEARCH

 

Over the past years, we have been prototyping systems awareness initiatives in multiple settings. We are continuously designing more substantial pilots and projects based on the findings of these prototypes.

In 2021, the MIT Systems Awareness Lab was launched, led by Dr. Mette Miriam Boell, Dr. Peter Senge, and Dr. Eric Klopfer.  The Lab represents a community of researchers and practitioners dedicated to the rigorous, scientific study of long-term, transformative, and ongoing “systems change in the making.”  

We are interested in developing a systems awareness methodology, an approach to understand better what change processes actually work for people and also to understand what it takes for these changes to stick, and to become self-sustaining over time.

Visit the MIT Systems Awareness Lab website for more on research on systems awareness and our ongoing compassionate systems work.