OUR CURRENT PANDEMIC has left an unprecedented impact on our workplaces and schools. I am hoping my class, “Systemic Leadership,” can offer participants some value and relief by way of a user-ready take-away: The Systems Thinking RoundTable. Its most common format is a 30/30 RoundTable. That is: it lasts 30 minutes, and everyone present (about 30 people) is offered equal time to speak around their chosen topics. It can be used in physical or virtual rooms, by people age 10 to 100. After just a few sessions, the RoundTable is peer-run. The result is: employees, students, and others can use this tool for free online.  See more about the RoundTable here. If you are interested, but cannot attend the “Systemic Leadership” class, contact us anyway. We want to help during these challenging times. Yours in service, Sue Gabriele

"Systemic Leadership and the Systems Thinking RoundTable" Contact Sue for next dates and times! 

• 3-Unit Course on Zoom, via Ashland University, information here
• 8 sessions held on Saturdays, each session lasts 3 & 1/2 hours
• Depending on time zone/student request, sessions may start at 9am (CA), noon (NY), 5pm (UK)
• Total cost is $300  (Option: Add $540 --or $180 a unit-- for graduate credit)

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 material cause vs. human cause.  Our evidence and examples will draw from general systems theory and relevant disciplines, including engineering, education, management, psychology, and more. This 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, engineers, teachers, managers, leaders, and anyone interested in being more effective, satisfied, and appreciated at work, and in their daily lives.

Here are links to the course overview, syllabus, and bibliography.  Please contact Sue with questions and to register. (sgabriele@gemslearning.net) 

GEMS Services for Organization Renewal

We offer many opportunities for you to learn more about the GEMS Method for sustainable social system renewal. Check out our Capabilities Statement. Purchase Sue’s book: New Hope for Schools: Findings of a Teacher Turned Detective (at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, or iUniverse). Invite us to speak or provide a demonstration in your organization. Look over Sue's peer-reviewed journal articles in her CV. Contact us to discuss your goals and wants. In a nutshell, we offer:

  • A systemic framework to assess and design for your system’s effectiveness: Its adjustment capacities; and

    A seed for systemic renewal: The GEMS RoundTable.

GEMS Programs 

GEMS RoundTable: Improve cooperation and equal participation while accelerating learning in your classrooms and meetings.

NEW! Information on Grants & Giving

Join and participate with us on the  GEMS RoundTable Action Board or GRAB.  Contact us for more information. We'd love to hear from you.


Welcome Educators and Professionals!

Gabriele Educational Materials and Systems are GEMS! Developed over years in a busy classroom and then refined with theory and research, GEMS programs were created to meet the needs of the K-14+ education community: teachers, students, administrators and parents. They have widened and evolved to meet goals of the modern workplace. GEMS programs:

GEMS methods are multifunctional and learner-centered. Aligned with cutting edge theory and research in systems thinking, systemic change and systemic renewal, they combine the best of multiple approaches - including [1] directive and cooperative, and [2] top-down, bottom-up, and out-of-the-box. The programs are appropriate for children and adult learners. Incorporating unique visual displays and rapid reviews, GEMS RoundTable, effectiveness training, English Language Development (ELD) programs and user-friendly semester plans will benefit any learning environment!

Virtual GEMS RoundTable Events for 2021


Join us for a GEMS Text/Topic Study RoundTable from 7:30 to 9 a.m. (Pacific Time) on the 1st Friday of every month, hosted by the Association for Talent Development (ATDLA) and the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI SoCal). There, you will hear and discuss cutting edge topics for workplace professionals.  For details, visit ATDLA or ISPI SoCal, and/or contact us.


The International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS) hosts sessions on Saturday, from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m., Pacific Time. Fornats vary somewhat, but typically begin with a 20-minute presentation by a member or invited speaker followed by a RoundTable. Contact us for more information.


The International Council in Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Systems Science Working Group is hosting Systems Thinking RoundTable sessions during their virtual INCOSE International Workshop, January 29 - 31, 2021. Contact us for more information on the INCOSE RoundTables. Sue is also presenting Human Factors in Systems Engineering: A Systems Science Transdisciplinary Journey on Saturday, January 30.

The International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS)  is hosting the 21st daily ISSS Morning Reflection RoundTable during their week long 64nd Annual Meeting. For more information, see http://isss.org/world/index.php or contact us.