The Climate Leader



The Climate Leader is an introductory training series in systems thinking to help fuel the global response to climate change. These materials will help you to be more effective at addressing climate change by enabling you to see the interconnections and big picture in your work.

Behind the Climate Leader are decades of experience from the team at Climate Interactive and powerful ideas developed at MIT. Our cutting edge tools have been helping people see what works to respond to climate change. We’ve helped students, business leaders, activists, and UN negotiators determine the choices that will put us on a pathway to a healthy climate. We bring our background in systems thinking and modeling nonlinear relationships to our work, and now to you.

For the first time, we are offering an online course based on the same tools and approaches we use at Climate Interactive to help you become more effective in designing strategy, seeing the big picture, and creating change.

energy efficient cars loopWe will cover topics like:

  • What is a system?
  • Where to find the most leverage in change making?
  • Drawing the interactions of a system to illuminate them
  • Building reinforcing feedback loops to create momentum for change
  • Systems structures that can inhibit change efforts
  • How to see the parts of the big picture

Once you sign-up and confirm your email, you will begin to receive the video lessons via email twice a week.

Already enrolled? Check out the Climate Leader Forum for discussing the course and its topics with other learners.


“The systems-thinking lens allows us to reclaim our intuition about whole systems and hone our abilities to understand parts, see interconnectedness, ask ‘what-if’ questions about possible future behaviors, and be creative and courageous about system redesign.”
–Donella Meadows