NEW! "Systemic Leadership" a class with Dr. Sue Gabriele

• 3-Unit Course on Zoom, via Ashland University, information here
• August 29 through October 10, 2020, 4-hour sessions over 7 Saturdays
• Depending on time zone, sessions start at 10am (CA), 1pm (NY), 6pm (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 education, management, psychology, engineering, 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, teachers, managers, leaders, and anyone interested in being more effective, satisfied, and appreciated at work, and in their daily lives. Enroll early, class is limited to 25.

Here is a one-page course overview. Contact us with questions and to enroll you! ( 

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.  Obtain Sue’s research and theoretical papers.  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!

GEMS RoundTable Events for 2019 - 2020

In Los Angeles and everywhere (Virtual now!)

Join us for a Virtual GEMS Text/Topic Study RoundTable from 7:30 to 9 a.m. 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 Council in Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Systems Science Working Group is hosting Systems Thinking RoundTable sessions during the INCOSE International Workshop held at the Marriott Hotel, in Torrance, January 25 - 28, 2020.Contact us for more information.

In the United States and Internationally

The International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS) is hosting the 19th daily ISSS Morning Reflection RoundTable during their week long 63nd Annual Meeting. July 11- 14, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa. For more information, see or contact us.

The International Council in Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Systems Science Working Group is hosting systems thinking RoundTable sessions during the INCOSE International Symposium July 18- 23, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa. Contact us for more information on the INCOSE RoundTables.