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The System Transformation Masterclass: Systems Leadership at Scale

by Stanford ChangeLabs

$2,850 – $3,350

Mon, Sep 24 (9:00 AM)

Thu, Sep 27 (9:00 AM)

Why do some businesses, strategies, products and initiatives thrive while others never achieve scale?

The difference lies in understanding how to design for scale and being able to lead teams to influence system wide change.

The upcoming Masterclass “Systems Leadership at Scale” will expose you to the radical shift from traditional leadership models towards the new standard for leadership in the 21st Century. In this two-module set:

– “Designing the Scale Advantage” will give you insights and principles for imparting scale deep in your strategies and organizations.

– “Mastering Systems Leadership” brings you into a leadership model that is of critical importance in an era marked by complexity, change, and ambiguity. We will equip you with new leadership frameworks, tools, and mindsets that will give your organization the capacity to reduce critical risks and unlock massive business and impact opportunities.

Attending a single module will earn you a certificate of participation for that module issued by Stanford ChangeLabs. Attending all three modules in the Masterclass series (along with the System Acupuncture I module – offered again in early 2019) will earn you a System Transformation Leadership Certificate.

Seats are limited so make sure to secure a seat!

Designing the Scale Advantage:
September Mon 24 – Tue 25

Why do some businesses, strategies, products, and initiatives, never achieve scale? 
In most cases, it is because they were not designed with scale in their DNA. Rather than leaving scale to a downstream phase, our approach creates the pre-conditions for scale, and then bakes in the propensity for scale early in the strategy phase.
Designing the Scale Advantage covers frameworks, principles, and mindsets for designing the scale advantage into your organizations, leadership teams, strategies, and initiatives with ready tools to maximize your organization’s ability to make impact and unlock scaled opportunities. This 2-day hands-on module focuses on topics that help you develop scaling strategies for your initiatives, products, and organization.

Mastering Systems Leadership:
September Thu 27 – Fri 28

What are the key capacities that a leader needs so that their organization can thrive in the 21st century? 
Systems Leadership is a leadership capacity that circumvents the profound limitations of the current leadership models that are simply not suited for the increasing complexity and change of our era. Leaders of the 21st century need to have the confidence and capacity to navigate their organizations and teams through increasingly dynamic, complex, and rapidly changing challenges. Not playing the systems game creates a massive risk on two fronts (a) a risk of being disrupted or made irrelevant, and (b) the risk of not spotting massive opportunities for system change and market creation. Thus, two key capacities that leaders of the 21st century need are:

  1. to respond to rapidly change
  2. to envision a desired future and innovate practical yet transformative pathways towards achieving it.

Mastering Systems Leadership covers key mindsets and tools that an avant-garde leader need to navigate complex systems to arrive at leveraged intervention designs while building an ecosystem that fosters agility and innovation.

Comments about the System Transformation Masterclass from past participants:

“In my 30 years as an institutional leader, I have attended numerous workshops – this is by far the most outstanding and transformative one”

“The most frame-changing and transformative experience – it changes how I am going to consider my work”

“I realize now that what I have been doing and teaching in the past is completely wrong, and might explain why we get the outcomes that we do”

The experience

Each System Transformation Masterclass module is an intense interactive two-day workshop that will give you deep insights, theoretical principles, powerful frameworks, and hands-on tools that will immediately set you on a pathway to transform your personal and organizational impact.

Who should attend

This is a course for decision makers, strategists, and change-makers who are on a leadership track, who find themselves in dynamic, multi-dimensional, ambiguous, scaled, and complex challenges. This is for leaders who are willing to reframe the game they have been playing, transcend the “Business As Usual”, and build capacity for scaled value creation, resilience, and impact capacity in their teams and organizations.


We encourage you to take the two modules as a set, but they can be taken as single modules.
Single module price: $3350
Two module bundled price: $5700 (enter the code: TWOMODULE to access the two module bundled price)

Not-for-profit single module price: $2500
Not-for-profit two module bundled price: $4250
(please contact Annette Zou: to access the not-for-profit ticket prices)

Format of the module

Each module is a two-day in-person workshop at Stanford University with a “gap day” between the two for internalizing the big wave of new insights, networking, hatching new plots, or enjoying the Bay Area. Going by our past experiences, your peers in the Masterclass will be as much of a source of information as the instructors are and you are encouraged to join our growing international Systems Leadership community.

The System Transformation Masterclass Series

The System Transformation Masterclass Series is designed to equip leaders and decision makers with a holistic set of techniques, perspectives, and mindsets to play in the systems arena, when change, uncertainty, and scale are important factors. They are System Acupuncture: Rethinking Innovation and LeadershipDesigning the Scale Advantage, and Mastering Systems Leadership. Upon completion of all three Modules of the System Transformation Masterclass Series, you will receive a System Transformation Leadership Certificate issued by Stanford ChangeLabs. System Transformation is a deep and extensive field that takes time and practice to develop expertise. The completion of the Masterclass series marks the start of your journey towards System Transformation mastery.

Your Instructor

Banny Banerjee – Director of Stanford ChangeLabs

Banny Banerjee is the Director of Stanford ChangeLabs, which advances innovation methodologies for complex, and scaled challenges. He is well known for his pioneering work in design thinking and more recently his advanced systems based innovation methodology and Systems Leadership models for large-scale transformations in multi-dimensional challenges. The trans-disciplinary nature of his work, which combines design thinking, technology strategy, business innovation, applied social psychology, behavioral economics, diffusion theory, and resilience theory, is pioneering the formation of a new type of innovation: “System Acupuncture”.

At Stanford Banny teaches system transformation, business innovation, design thinking, and leadership. His class on “Innovating large scale system transformations” at the has led students to develop scaled initiatives and set them on leadership tracks. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future’s Council on Systems and Platforms and works with industry leaders in fostering cultures of innovation and Systems Leadership.