Live or online and for individuals and organizations, we provide short keynote talks, intensive skills courses, LinkedIn Learning courses, Cornell credit and certification, and train-the-trainer and advanced certification, in Systems Thinking, Mapping, and Leadership.
Used at Cornell University and the US Military Academy at West Point among others, we wrote the books on Systems Thinking, Systems Mapping, and Systems Leadership. We effort mightily to ensure that our books are scientifically sound and publicly accessible.
As a design and innovation lab, we know that systems thinkers need valid testing and technical tools to do their work. We are committed to developing practical and powerful tools for Systems Thinkers from validated assessments, to software, to tactile manipulatives.
With research funded by NSF, USDA, Cornell, and others, we try to make our findings and as much of our work as freely accessible as possible. We believe knowledge wants to be free. Browse our Blog or InfoBase and get support on your Systems Thinking journey.
Our Lab is fond of the adage, "There's nothing more practical than a good theory." We focus on deep theory and basic research that is also pragmatic and applicable to everyday lives. We look for projects that bridge our scientific research with real-world, practical, everyday experience. We work with excellent teams of excellent people. We don't just think the theories, we execute the empirical research, and we innovate and design tools that make lives better and increase human potential and organizational effectiveness.
An internationally known author and systems scientist, Derek serves on the faculty of Cornell University and the Board of Advisors DSE at the US Military Academy at West Point...
An expert in research methods and systems thinking, Laura serves on the faculty of Cornell University where she teaches systems thinking, mapping, and leadership...
Watch the Trailer for the Documentary Film, RE:Thinking, from PhotoSynthesis Productions, on Drs. Laura and Derek Cabrera's Work in Education.