Training and Consultation

The Academy will run online Dec. 14, 15, & 17 for a small cohort of people grappling with complex challenges. In order to provide a learning environment with the necessary amount of in-depth discussion, we are limiting participation to 10 people, so apply early. The cost is on a sliding scale from $25 for small organizations to $200 for non-RE-AMPers. Applications are currently open.

Although the event is virtual, the learning and sense of community are real. We’ll have a mix of activities and will NOT be on zoom the entire time. Facilitators Gail Francis and Alexis Goggans will keep you energized and engaged.

Previous participants have described the Academy as the “best thing I’ve participated in in a long time,” “a great resource for anyone wrestling with a complex situation,” and said that “the combination of different tools was brilliant!” And now you can get these resources from the comfort of your home.

What Can You Expect to Learn at the RE-AMP Academy?
On the first day, we will do an introduction to Systems Thinking, and then build awareness of system boundaries and stakeholders (including ourselves) in the systems we are investigating.
On the second day we will explore the ways that power, information, and resources move through the system. On the third and final day, we will design interventions.

Who Should Attend?
This event will be geared toward people who are enthusiastic about developing their skills as systems thinkers. You should be someone who enjoys complexity and be committed to equitably eliminating greenhouse gas emissions in the Midwest. You will also need to be engaged in a complex problem you want to investigate. Ideally, you will sign up with a co-worker or coalition partner so you can work together.

You will be expected to be fully present the entire time. We will build generous breaks into the agenda, but this is not an event that can be done while multitasking.

For more information contact Gail Francis at

Looking to develop your capacity to take a network approach? RE-AMP staff can help you through a tailored workshop for your organization. Not only do we bring methods, models and tools to help you see into your situation in a different way, we also bring our Network experience to the conversation as well.

“The intensive workshop we did with RE-AMP helped us reflect, dream and connect dots in profound ways. We generated a ton of great ideas for growing and strengthening our networks. We can implement some of the ideas right away, while some will take months to pull off and others will take years. I’m excited about course the workshop helped us chart. It’s going to help us do transformative work.”– Duchesne Drew, Bush Foundation

For more information reach out to Chief Network Officer, Melissa Gavin at

2017 REAMP Systems Academy
The 2017 RE-AMP Academy demonstrate that systemic complexity can be fun!
Network Thinking Academy
Participants of the 2019 Network Thinking Academy reflecting on core network concepts