Studio Series

Are you looking to deepen your systems thinking knowledge and skills? We are proud to introduce Studio Series — a development of our Open Studio offering.

The Studio Series consists of two-hour online learning sessions for a six-week time period (12 hours total) focused on specific areas of interest requested by you, our incredible network that spans the globe!

The first in our series will be an Introduction to Systems Thinking. More information, price, and how to register can be found below.

What is the Studio Series?

The Studio Series is an expansion of our Open Studio offering. The Studio Series will consist of two-hour online workshop sessions that occur every Tuesday for a six-week time period (12 hours in total).

Each series will focus on a particular area of interest throughout the entire six weeks and group size will be limited to 30 people. When you register, you will be committing to the entire 12-hour series.

The consistency of sessions and smaller group size will allow attendees to gain deep knowledge and build relationships among group members. It is our hope that the connections made continue to grow even after the series is complete.

Is there a fee?

The cost is $300 for the series (12-hours of collaborative online workshop time).

How do I register?

To register for a Studio Series, visit the Thinking Tools Studio. Please note, you will need to register for the Thinking Tools Studio to sign up for a series.

Certificate of Achievement and Online Accolade

Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion provided by the Waters Center for Systems Thinking. Participants will also receive an accolade of completion graphic that can be used on social media channels, in email signatures and elsewhere.

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Leading for Impactful Change

Tuesdays, Nov 10 – Dec 15
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 am PDT
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Cost: $300/person

Space is limited! Group size limited to 30 learners.

This Studio Series will help you develop your systems thinking capacity to lead impactful, sustainable change in your organization, university, company, community or team.

This series will benefit anyone who has a desire to:

  • Develop a deep system understanding that inspires reflective practice, day-to-day decision-making and a vision for what is possible.
  • Break down silos and build high-functioning cross sector networks.
  • Build an internal capacity to develop systems thinkers at all levels.
  • Develop a culture where members actively trust, are willing to fail and learn, and commit to the value of “we are better together.”
  • Skillfully select and apply systems thinking tools, processes and methodologies to address specific organizational needs or challenges.

Participants will gain skills that develop:

  • A deep understanding of the system from various perspectives and positions within the organization
  • A shared language that includes timely open-ended questions that generate robust dialogue and new insights
  • Opportunities to apply systems thinking language, habits and tools to specific scenarios relevant to leadership roles and responsibilities


Introduction to Systems Thinking

Tuesdays, Nov 10 – Dec 15
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm PDT
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Cost: $300/person

Space is limited! Group size limited to 30 learners.

Are you new to systems thinking? Are you familiar with some concepts, but looking for more practice and ideas for application? This Introduction to Systems Thinking Studio Series will benefit anyone looking to learn the foundations of systems thinking and how to apply this knowledge to their work and life.

Each week will focus on a different aspect of systems thinking. Sessions will include in-depth practice and experience with the Habits of a Systems Thinker and systems thinking tools that are helpful in planning, communication, collaboration, problem-solving and decision-making. They include Behavior-over-time Graphs, Ladder of Inference, Systems Thinking Iceberg, Connection Circles, Causal Loops and Stock-flow maps.

Learning outcomes include, but are not limited to:

  • Learners will develop knowledge of and skills in the use of systems thinking concepts, Habits and tools
  • Through interactive, inquiry-based instruction, learners will experience, practice, and apply systems thinking concepts, Habits and tools to personal and professional goals
  • Learners will use systems thinking tools to address problem-solving and decision making and to identify high-leverage interventions
  • Learners will develop and share a plan of application relevant to their work


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Studio Series Cancellation, Substitutions & Refund Policy

  • Payment is required in full prior to the start of the Studio Series.
  • Full refund will be given if cancellation is received at least 14 days prior to the start of the Studio Series.
  • No refund given if cancellation is received less than 14 days prior to the Studio Series, but you will receive a credit toward a future Studio Series or you may send a substitute in your place in lieu of a credit.