The Systems Sanctuary newsletter – interrogating whiteness, support programmes for systems changers, keynotes, capability building, and links

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Hi All

“Warm and human facilitation, good structure, sense of openness. The huge diversity of work people are undertaking was stimulating and inspiring” – Participant In the Thick of It 

Join us for our virtual peer-mentoring programs for systems leaders in January 2020.

In the Thick of It is for people leading systems change, typically feeling isolated, overwhelmed and like they’d love to talk to more people who ‘get it’.

The Systems Sisterhood is for women who work in systems change. We talk about the personal and the professional and the systemic with a gender lens. Participants value the amazing women they meet and the structured place to reflect.

This month we’ve been supporting Care Innovations with their peer-mentoring program and hosting a systems mapping session with WeavEast in New Brunswick.

Rachel was keynote speaker talking ‘building ecosystems for positive change’ at Futurebound, a new ecosystem project for the future of childhood development in Colorado, and Tatiana presented her Kumu map and facilitated systems training for the Nova Scotia Women’s Summit. Tatiana also chaired the International Systems Change Field Building gathering in London.

Our program Interrogating Whiteness for systems leaders with Ijeoma Oluo author of NYT bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race
has been a deep, and much needed conversation.

If you are trying to build systems practice capacity into your work or building a new ecosystem for positive change in 2020, we can help.
Get in touch.

Lots of jobs this month in the field (see below)!

Tatiana & Rachel, Co-Founders,
The Systems Sanctuary







We support the growing number of pioneers experimenting with systemic interventions to systemic problems.

Interventions that will benefit people and planet.

We teach theory and strategy for systems change. We curate peer learning groups of systems leaders and who need community. We coach individual system entrepreneurs who are building their business. We support ecosystems to build systems change capacity across their initiative.
We pride ourselves on being open, honest and compassionate to the very real challenges people face doing this work. We value a strategic focus, being real about inequity and a belief in the power of people’s lived experience above everything else.

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All of the links and recommendations contained in this newsletter are selected by the Systems Sanctuary team based on our opinion of what would be most useful and inspiring to our subscribers. We do not accept any payment or other compensation in return for inclusion.


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