Systemic Thinking and Transformative Leadership

As the world emerges from COVID-19 and struggles to arrive at a new-normal, several questions beg to be answered. To what extent are the challenges of war, the energy crisis, our ecological insecurity, our ill-conceived economics and our life-diminishing cultural norms outcomes of a crisis of perception? What will it take for us to converge to a unifying vision and agree to a congruent call for action to move away from a mindset of scarcity to one of abundance? Should leadership be confined to heads of states, communities and organizations and what should the roles of individuals be in relation to those of institutions?

 In this webinar, Gaia Education and  RTL Works bring two noted educators, activists, and systems thinkers, Fritjof Capra and Monica Sharma together in conversation with Shakti Saran, a student of both. They will dwell on the role of leadership, ethics, and universal values in achieving systems change while presenting stories from the ground. Overall, the session will shed light and provide perspectives on how systemic thinking and transformative leadership can reshape the course of planetary and human progress and welfare. 

Webinar duration: 90 minutes

Time: 4 PM UK TIME - 8:30 PM IST - 11:00 AM EDT - 8:00 AM PDT. For more time zones please use this calculator.

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Fritjof Capra

Fritjof Capra Ph.D., is a scientist, educator, activist, and author of many international bestsellers that connect conceptual changes in science with broader changes in worldview and values in society.

Fritjof's online Capra Course ( represents his definitive synthesis of the new systemic conception of life now emerging at the forefront of science. He has taught the course for six years to over 2000 alumni in 90 countries around the world.


Monica Sharma

Monica Sharma MD is an educator, designer of whole systems transformation, a practitioner- coach and expert in Leadership Development for equity. She is the author of the award-winning book “Radical Transformational Leadership: Strategic Action for Change Agents”.

 Monica’s courses on Radical Transformational Leadership are held on-line and in different locations for civil society, government, business, United Nations, media and academia, with over 15,000 alumni. These courses focus on concrete results and are a synthesis of ethical leadership, cultural and systems change and strategic valued-based action. (    



Shakti Saran, Founder SHAKTIFY

Shakti Saran is a student of Monica Sharma and Fritjof Capra. A former management consultant, Shakti crossed over to the non-profit sector in 2017 after spending 33 years in the corporate world. He soon realized that seeking a thriving humanity and planet called for nothing less than a systemic view of life and transformative leadership.

He is the Founder of SHAKTIFY, an initiative to power social and environmental change and works as a Senior Fellow at PYXERA Global IndiaHe is an alum of India Leaders for Social SectorRadical Transformation Leadership programs and the Capra Course, and has a certification in systems thinking from eCornell.

Sudarshan Rodriguez, RTL-Works

RTL-Works is a constellation of ‘independent-interdependent’ individuals and organisations committed to equity and thriving for all, using RTL tools and templates including the Conscious Full Spectrum Response (CFSR) model developed by Dr. Monica Sharma over 25 years of application of various methods and tools for tangible results for people’s development worldwide, in over 60 countries.  We lead by example in being a pioneer and role model of a next generation social purpose enterprise that is an investor & invested in equitable results for all based on universal values and is committed to realizing the Sustainable Development Goals

RTL-Works uses the Conscious Full-Spectrum Response (CFSR) model—The triple helix of our innate intertwined attributes—universal heart of compassion, equity dignity impulse, discerning eye seeing patterns  for solving problems, shifting systems and culture, and sourcing our inner power and universal values simultaneously.

At RTL-Works we craft and create the new strategic tapestry of scale through the conscious full spectrum response (CFSR) fractal and redefine success and impact as prosperity - creating and establishing the cultural value of thriving for all.


Silvia Di Blasio, Gaia Education eLearning & Academic Coordinator