OUR CURRENT PANDEMIC has left an unprecedented impact on our schools and workplaces. I am hoping my class, “Systemic Leadership,” can offer participants some value and relief by way of a user-ready take-away: The Systems Thinking RoundTable. Its most common format is a 30/30 RoundTable. That is: it lasts 30 minutes, and everyone present (about 30 people) is offered equal time to speak around their chosen topics. It can be used in physical or virtual rooms, by people age 10 to 100. After just a few sessions, the RoundTable is peer-run. The result is: students, employees, and others can use this tool for free online.  See more about the RoundTable here. If you are interested, but cannot attend the “Systemic Leadership” class, contact us anyway. We want to help during these challenging times. Yours in service, Sue Gabriele

Season 2: "Systemic Leadership" a class with Dr. Sue Gabriele

• 3-Unit Course on Zoom, via Ashland University, information here
• February 27 to April 24, 2021, 3 & 1/2 hour sessions over 8 Saturdays (skipping April 3)
• Depending on time zone, sessions start at 10am (CA), 1pm (NY), 6pm (UK)
• Total cost is $300  (Option: Add $540 --or $180 a unit-- for graduate credit)

This 3-unit course takes you on a journey of discovery to “Systemic Leadership.”  Systemic leadership enhances current best theory and practice with systems thinking.  As a systems thinker, you can more confidently identify and use all the relevant information around you in your decision-making and action plans.  On our journey, we will clarify material cause vs. human cause.  Our evidence and examples will draw from general systems theory and relevant disciplines, including education, management, psychology, engineering, and more. This course also features the Systems Thinking RoundTable, designed to allow everyone present equal turns to share their views, and hear the views of all others around relevant topics.  Systemic practices and activities are offered for classrooms and meetings, held in small or large organizations. The course is of value to graduate students, teachers, managers, leaders, and anyone interested in being more effective, satisfied, and appreciated at work, and in their daily lives. Class size will be 10 to 24 (maximum), so plaase register early!

Here are links to the courss overview, syllabus, and bibliography.  Please contact us with questions and to register! (sgabriele@gemslearning.net) 

GEMS Services for Organization Renewal

We offer many opportunities for you to learn more about the GEMS Method for sustainable social system renewal. Check out our Capabilities Statement. Purchase Sue’s book: New Hope for Schools: Findings of a Teacher Turned Detective (at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, or iUniverse). Invite us to speak or provide a demonstration in your organization. Look over Sue's peer-reviewed journal articles in her CV. Contact us to discuss your goals and wants. In a nutshell, we offer:

  • A systemic framework to assess and design for your system’s effectiveness: Its adjustment capacities; and

    A seed for systemic renewal: The GEMS RoundTable.

GEMS Programs 

GEMS RoundTable: Improve cooperation and equal participation while accelerating learning in your classrooms and meetings.

NEW! Information on Grants & Giving

Join and participate with us on the  GEMS RoundTable Action Board or GRAB.  Contact us for more information. We'd love to hear from you.


Welcome Educators and Professionals!

Gabriele Educational Materials and Systems are GEMS! Developed over years in a busy classroom and then refined with theory and research, GEMS programs were created to meet the needs of the K-14+ education community: teachers, students, administrators and parents. They have widened and evolved to meet goals of the modern workplace. GEMS programs:

GEMS methods are multifunctional and learner-centered. Aligned with cutting edge theory and research in systems thinking, systemic change and systemic renewal, they combine the best of multiple approaches - including [1] directive and cooperative, and [2] top-down, bottom-up, and out-of-the-box. The programs are appropriate for children and adult learners. Incorporating unique visual displays and rapid reviews, GEMS RoundTable, effectiveness training, English Language Development (ELD) programs and user-friendly semester plans will benefit any learning environment!

GEMS RoundTable Events for 2019 - 2020

In Los Angeles and everywhere (Virtual now!)

Join us for a Virtual GEMS Text/Topic Study RoundTable from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on the 1st Friday of every month, hosted by the Association for Talent Development (ATDLA) and the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI SoCal). There, you will hear and discuss cutting edge topics for workplace professionals.  For details, visit ATDLA or ISPI SoCal, and/or contact us.

The International Council in Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Systems Science Working Group is hosting Systems Thinking RoundTable sessions during the INCOSE International Workshop held at the Marriott Hotel, in Torrance, January 25 - 28, 2020.Contact us for more information.

In the United States and Internationally

The International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS) is hosting the 19th daily ISSS Morning Reflection RoundTable during their week long 63nd Annual Meeting. July 11- 14, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa. For more information, see http://isss.org/world/index.php or contact us.

The International Council in Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Systems Science Working Group is hosting systems thinking RoundTable sessions during the INCOSE International Symposium July 18- 23, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa. Contact us for more information on the INCOSE RoundTables.