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Enrolments open for next Complex Systems Leadership Program

Enrolments close 13th of July Program starts 17th of July

'I would really recommend this course. It was amazing, thought provoking and helped me make sense and reach beyond my boundaries. Emily Humphreys and Dr Sharon Zivkovic made such a great and complementary teaching team, and the cohort aspect - learning from others - is such an important opporunity to learn from others across the world working with different change making challenges. Love you both and #WickedLab for the amazing journey!'

Dianne Dredge, PhD - Complex Systems Leadership Program Graduate 2022 Founder, The Tourism CoLab

oin a cohort of participants from around the globe building their capacity to lead systems change

Are you looking for the knowledge, skills and tools to lead systems change? The Complex Systems Leadership Program is a self-paced three-unit program, delivered online over a five-month period and includes monthly team mentoring sessions. During this time you'll apply your learnings to address a complex (wicked) problem/s of your choice, in a community, using Wicked Lab's Tool for Systemic Change and nine Focus Areas. This is a rigorous and evidence-rich program and is designed for change makers who want the underpinning evidence for taking a complexity approach to systems change. This program is ideal for:

• Practitioners looking to enrich their evidence-based practice to lead systems change • Scholar-System Stewards (A type of scholar-practitioner) • Researchers • Evidence-based policy makers (Government)

Learn more about the program online or download our program information guide.

Enrolments close Thursday 13th July 2023 Cost is AUD$2200 / €1444 / £1200* *Includes 12mth license to Tool for Systemic Change valued at AUD$1925 / €1250 / £1100


Participants of this July intake will receive a FREE place in the Masterclass: Systemic Landscapes of Practice Labs (valued at $495)

The masterclass will be on September 7th (1-4 pm ACST) and will share a new Lab approach called a Systemic Landscape of Practice Lab. This new lab approach will help government and philanthropy support a landscape of lived experience leaders, service delivery providers, social enterprises and other supports to create systems change.

Program starts 17th July 2023 Key dates

  • Enrolments close – Thursday 13th July

  • Materials access - Monday 17th July

  • First online catch-up – Thursday 20th July then monthly for 4 months

Program online delivery dates

  • Release Unit 1 Understanding Wicked Problems - 17th July

  • Release Unit 2: Building the adaptive capacity of communities - 25th August

  • Release Unit 3: Strengthening the government community interface - 20th October

Online catch-ups - time to be confirmed based on enrolments (likely to be NZ/ AUS friendly timezone)

  • Catch up #1 - Introduction - Thursday 20th July

  • Catch up #2 - Unit 1 - Thursday 24th August

  • Catch up #3 - Mid Unit 2 - Thursday 21st September

  • Catch up #4 - Final Unit 2 - Thursday 19th October

  • Catch up #5 - Unit 3 - Thursday 23rd November

Comments previous participants...

'This is brilliant! I’ve almost graduated as a student of Wicked Lab’s Complex Systems Leadership Program. This program is for anyone interested or involved in influencing, building or leading systemic change. It is grounded in your own real-life initiative/s as the catalyst to build the adaptive capability of your organisation or community.'

Trish Hanson - 2022/23 Complex Systems Leadership Program Participant

Co-Founder ReWonder CoLab & Founder of Urban Mind Studio

"Built on a foundation of research, the program offers practitioners like myself multiple connection-making points (videos, articles, added references, live exchanges) helping to name lived experiences, add depth to existing knowledge, and expand my “tool box” on how to embrace the interdependent factors in complex systems. The Wicked Labs tool is intuitive and creates many “ah ha” moments along the way! If you’re interested in shifting systems to better serve communities and society, seriously consider this program."

Naida Culshaw - Lecturer to department People, Organizations and Society,Grenoble Ecole de Management

"I would definitely recommend the program. An understanding of complex systems leadership theories has given me more confidence in approaching communities, and has allowed me to better articulate the complexity of communities and food security within our local context." Read more...

Jessica Flynn, Community Development Officer - City of Onkarparinga

"I would definitely recommend this program! It is so applied, which is vital because the content is quite different to what I’ve studied before. I have also really enjoyed the format of the online program - there is a good mix of videos, podcasts, lectures and face-to-face videoconference - so you are accountable!"

Dr Stephanie Godrich, Senior Lecturer in Nutrition in the School of Medical and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan University


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