You can’t lead if you don’t know where you are going, and you can’t lead with wisdom unless you understand what real human progress is, and what it isn’t.

Systemic-Adaptive Capacities

What we’re really hurting for at this point in history are leaders with insight, foresight and wide-sight – the kinds of leaders that can help us identify and prepare for the most significant threats and opportunities coming our way (especially those challenges that most of us don’t see, understand, or care about yet). This is essentially the function of leadership. Systemic-adaptive learning is critical to helping groups and communities move forward in increasingly effective ways.

Leaders serve to guide, strengthen and extend a group’s capacity to effectively respond to existing and emerging opportunities and threats.

While systemic-adaptive capacities such as strategy, innovation, systems thinking, resilience, and ethical capacity are highly valued in our society, they are in limited supply. Human Venture Leadership helps participants to begin the process of developing these capacities, providing the maps, tools, and ongoing support for a life-long learning journey. By strengthening the capacity of leaders to learn, think, care and act in systemic-adaptive ways, we strengthen the capacity of organizations and communities to meet the most significant challenges and opportunities facing them.


Since 2000, as Leadership Calgary and Leadership Edmonton, we have delivered programs that aim to equip participants to navigate the frontiers of human and social development. Leadership Calgary and Leadership Edmonton merged in the fall of 2015 and launched the new charitable non-profit organization called Human Venture Leadership. Today, Human Venture Leadership offers introductory workshops, intermediate learning opportunities and other events. Sign up below for our newsletter, event and program announcements.


Introductory Programs

Explore the process of systemic-adaptive learning

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Intermediate Programs

Explore the leading edge in various disciplines or lines of inquiry.

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Events and Workshops

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