Systemic Development

Workshops and Programs to Build Capacity


Leadership Development and Workshops

Intervene designs and delivers development opportunities for individuals, teams, and organizations. The best plan in the world is of little use if there are not enough people ready to implement it.

Our focus is to prepare leaders and entrepreneurs

  • to design and facilitate spaces for ideas to emerge and work to happen;
  • to develop the skills, networks and vision to renew institutions and systems;
  • to apply new architectures of collaboration
  • to prototype new ideas rapidly in order to accelerate learning and discover opportunities in complex, ambiguous environments
  • to share their stories in ways that inspires participation, commitment, and scale
  • to be open to new perspectives and approaches into how she does, thinks about and communicates her work

Partner organizations can expect:

  • Meaningful Projects   ̶  projects and enterprises that generate meaningful impacts in advancing collective intentions;
  • New Capacity̶  increased capacity by program participants to support future collaboration and change efforts;
  • Sustainable Initiatives̶  increased impact of investments made to support organizational activities;
  • New Approaches   ̶  changes in individual leaders will be seen and adopted by others, creating broader changes in your system;
  • New Stories -- new ways of talking about what's going on to inspire new internal and external commitment


Networking: A system builder is someone who thinks beyond the immediate enterprise and can connect disparate worlds to get things done. Tapping into the collaborative potential across communities is central to our development approach.

Scenarios: Systemic impact require purposeful actors navigating systems of meaning often using legacy conventions. Scenarios allows our participants to examine research and cases across sectors in order to step outside the conventional wisdom about how and why new models emerge.

Creation: Facilitating effective co-creation is a leader’s core skill and techniques will be introduced to extend impact. Approaches to creation that are problem-oriented and interdisciplinary support revolutionary solutions to complex and intractable issues.

Action: Leaders must learn across many projects and taking action in the world allows for the situation to respond. Experimentation must be paired with performance for meaningful progress to be made.

Guided Field Work: Leading across boundaries will require guides and allies. System actors will help participants understand the broader trends and connect with users to generate meaningful insights to move forward.

Observation: Observation is critical when leading within a complex systems change. We encourage critical reflection on practice; listening to the stories that are told and being alert to the stories are not being told; and investing in building relationships, networks and communities.