Systemic Leadership

Topic: Leadership and School Improvement
Instructor: Susan Gabriele
Method: Online (OWRK)
Sponsor: AU Main Campus
Center Offered: APD

Course Description:

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 human cause vs. material cause. Our evidence and examples will draw from general systems theory and relevant disciplines, including education, management, psychology, engineering, and more. The 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.

This 3-unit 7-week course meets every Saturday for 4 hours via zoom, beginning on August 29, 2020.

Hours depend on the time zone: Saturday sessions start at 10 am (CA), 1 pm (OH), or 6 pm (UK). Click HERE for the course overview. 

PLEASE NOTE: Students pay an instructor fee of $300 directly to Dr. Sue Gabriele, plus a $540 graduate tuition fee:  TOTAL COST OF THE COURSE WILL BE $840.
Cost: $540
Timespan of Course:
August 29, 2020 to October 10, 2020
Contact E-mail:

Meeting Times

  • Location of Meeting: 
    online with Gabriele Educational Material and Systems

Please Note: You must contact your adjunct, Sue Gabriele, at for course access information BEFORE registering with Ashland University. 

Course Number: EDU*6100*F1
Academic Term: 21/GW
Academic Level: GW
Semester Hours: 3.00
Subject: EDU