Calling all facilitators, convenors, strategists, systems thinkers, collaboration designers, organisational and team leaders!

If you are hungry to be effective and have an impact, this course is for you. Whether you live within an organization or you are working alongside one, this course offers concrete, applied concepts and tools to the right groups to action. You will build the skills to tackle tough issues.

Describe how you have gained confidence in leading an engagement, project or group now as a Systems Leader.
“It's really helped me to see the engagements that I lead as an intervention in a system. I hadn't previously thought as myself as someone that impacted systems, but now that I recognise this, it will help me retain perspective and focus more on outcomes and outputs and how the work that I do as a designer and facilitator can contribute to bigger change.”

Naomi SmithCohort 2

Did the course deliver on what it promised? If yes, why?
“The Systems Leader Academy was really rich in content, methods, tools. It was a rare 'behind the scenes' insight of the art of designing for collaboration and facilitation. Our three facilitators were absolutely fantastic, and it was great to hear the thinking of some of the facilitation 'legends'."

Claudia van't HullenaarCohort 1

Was the design challenge a useful focal point for this course? Why or why not? If yes, how did it help you?
“Yes. It was helpful from an experiential learning perspective. It helped me to have a practical container for the SLA content and a venue to experiment in.”

Kate Henderson Cohort 2

What worked well in this course?
“I loved the amount of room for discussion, from where great conversations could evolve. I really enjoyed reflecting with my sparring partner to apply my learnings to my situation and how we could help each other.”

Jenny StolperCohort 1

More than theory

You will be putting ideas into action to solve the challenges in front of you. By bringing your own case studies to work on during this course. 

You will experience highly participatory sessions. “Learn by doing.” You will largely work in small groups with other cohort members, meet other professionals and train together on real-world assignments.

Course Format

  • Each session is delivered LIVE by professional practitioners and facilitators during 4-hour sessions, meeting every other week over 8 weeks.
  • Expect to spend ~2 hours between live sessions on readings and other work. 

What we cover

  • The basic tools and attitude to attract the right stakeholders in the right way to begin to guide them to address complex, systemic issues 
  • The essential first steps to design and facilitate solutions to complex, systemic issues 
  • Feeling more confident in front of a group
  • Creating (and experiencing) a highly interactive and engaging approach to collaboration.
  • Hands-on experience with Miro and other online tools for group collaboration and community building in the virtual space.

You will leave with…

  • Increased confidence in leading multi-stakeholder projects and a better sense of self
  • A starter tool kit for collaboration and co-creation
  • Models for facilitating productive conversations
  • Ways to align diverse perspectives around shared intent
  • An understanding of systemic challenges and what it takes to address them
  • Increased understanding about the roles of outcomes and objectives to better manage group dynamics
  • A cohort of colleagues and instructors to support you on this journey
  • An alumni space in TVW’s Learning Community to continue your learning journey

Describe how you have gained confidence in leading an engagement, project or group now as a Systems Leader.
”Seeing and experiencing and hearing the facilitators in action, and capturing nuances to how best to do and deal in different situations, and also the stories and examples of the speakers, contributed to a deeper understanding on how to create more value when creating and facilitating collaboration.”

Claudia van't HullenaarCohort 1

Did the course deliver on what it promised? If yes, why?
“Yes. I was looking for more in-depth conversations about different models, tips and tricks for facilitators, a comprehensive understanding of the role of a facilitator, and being able to grasp the complexity of the world's systems.”

Stéphanie NassensteinCohort 1

Was the design challenge a useful focal point for this course? Why or why not? If yes, how did it help you?
“I am starting to use it with several smaller team meeting engagements and to help others think about how to engage effectively.”

Amanda WronaCohort 1

What worked well in this course?
“The balance between facilitator, presentation, and breakout was good. It was really great that there was always an appetite for questions and felt like the room was made for organic discussions as they arose.”

Naomi SmithCohort 2

Dates & Rates

DATES
November 2
November 16
November 30
December 14

TIME
09:00 US Eastern Time
15:00 Central European Time

TUITION
$1200US Regular
$1000US TVW Learning Community Members

DELIVERED BY

The Value Web has been at the forefront of delivering complex design and facilitation programmes for nearly two decades.

You’ll be learning directly from experienced practitioners, supported by a network of advisors and guest speakers.

Your fellow participants are true peers from different industries and locations who are putting these skills to work immediately.

JODI ENGELBERG

Jodi Engelberg uses models and methods to spur innovation and systems change with groups from every sector and on most continents. She designs and facilitates conversations that enable collaboration, deep relationships, and execution. Click for more >>

SVENJA RUEGER

Svenja Ruger

Svenja is a facilitator and designer of large scale collaboration. Her passion lies in building resilient communities and facilitating collaborative processes to solve complex challenges on a systems level. Click for more >>

AARON WILLIAMSON

Aaron Williamson is a consultant, facilitator, designer, technologist and artist

Aaron Williamson is a consultant, facilitator, designer, technologist and artist based in Toronto, Canada. Using participatory process, visual practice and data-driven design, Aaron focuses on complex, multi-stakeholder challenges. With a practice that spans governments, corporates, startups, non-profits and international organizations, Aaron brings a multidisciplinary approach that is rooted in the belief that each industry, and each stakeholder, has something we can learn from.
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ADRIEN ANGLIVIEL

Adrien discovered Facilitation 20 years ago. He Loved it then, loves it now, and plans to continue loving it for many years. He delivers large scale events, support of transformation, change management. His specialty is facilitation applied to HR and learning (i.e. for training and corporate universities). Click for more >>