Systems Thinking Courses

Systems Thinking

University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

Open to the Public

General Interest Courses

Peter Senge, a leading researcher in the fields of systems thinking and organizational learning, defines systems thinking as both a thinking skill and a language for understanding and working with complexity. When you understand the complexity of a situation, you are better able to think and act in ways that produce desired results, without causing harmful side effects. In this course, you will learn an approach to systems thinking that has been tested in a number of organizations and situations, and has enhanced organizational learning. Apply the systems-thinking method and comprehensive Systems Thinking Guide to real situations that you face in the workplace. Learn how to use systems thinking as a method and tool for managing change, solving complex problems, and creating individual and team learning and a consulting tool.

Complimentary Guides

Systems Thinking for Teams Facilitation Guide
Systems Thinking Quick Reference Guide
Systems Thinking E-Book

Course Information


Program Name:

Emergent Leadership, Business Programs, Extension, University of Calgary

Required Text:

Navigating Complexity: Systems Thinking Guide (included with course fee)


2-day course; Tentative date June 12-13, 2019


8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

To Register:

Note: This course is currently being delivered once a year at the University of Calgary.