Systems Leadership 301 (SL301)


This programme introduces the practical application of ‘Systems Thinking (ST101)’ and ‘Systems Mapping (SM201)’ to help leaders build an organisational culture where systems leadership and collaborative working flourish.

SL301 is a self-paced online course that covers the specific skills and steps required to design, manage, and lead adaptive organisations and bring about cultural change. Participants will learn how to build an effective vision, mission, capacity map, and learning systems to maximise the productivity and culture of their organisations. Learn the systems approach to change management.

Learning Objectives

  • Use Systems Leadership to design, align, and lead an adaptive learning organisation
  • Diagnose Plan, Command, Control, and Utilise (PCCU) organisational design thinking errors, and differentiate PCCU from Systems Leadership.
  • Use checks to analyse implicit-POSIWID (i.e., “The purpose of a system is what it does”) Vision and implicit-Complex Adaptive System mission of existing organisation
  • Use checks to design a new vision and mission
  • Analyse system behaviour to identify system structure failures
  • Map Capacital Systems of all kinds (CapMap)
  • Map and evolve mental models of any complexity using the Systems Thinking Loop and DSRP.
  • Differentiate and relate Individual and Organisational Learning, Culture, and Mental Models in real-world scenarios
  • Demonstrate fractal use of Systems Leadership across scale
  • Reify cultural mental models (e.g., through chachkis, symbols, branding, practices, metaphors, incentives, and stories)
  • Model a scenario where a mental model is enculturated partially
  • Facilitate organisational change with the Culture-Building Graph

At the end of the programme, you should be able to

  • Apply a systems approach to change management
  • Build effective vision, mission, capacity and learning systems
  • Create a culture that is built on shared mental models
  • Manage and lead an adaptive organisation
Together, we can make a systemic impact to the world