Just as events in nature are systems, human endeavors are also systems. When we consider change, we tend to focus on the isolated parts rather than the whole. Then, we are often left wondering why the change is not successful or why the problem driving the change is not solved. This program session will examine the conceptual framework, body of knowledge, and tools related to systems thinking and systems leadership. It will also consider systems leadership in the context of the roles of leaders and managers and in relationship to chaos theory. It will utilize "real life" situations to aid participants in the application of key learnings.