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Katherine Sanders

I work with progressive leaders interested in improving the health of their work systems.

I have a BS, MS & PhD in Industrial & Systems Engineering, specializing in Human Factors.

That means I'm a work system engineer who focuses on employee and organizational health. My research area was occupational stress, so I'm well-versed in how chronic stress erodes health.

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About this course

Systems Thinking

On-Demand, $30

People are calling for system change, and rightly so.  We need systems thinking in order to shift or transform a system. 

In this 30 minute program I introduce: 

  • foundational language and concepts of systems thinking, including the iceberg model (below)
  • a simple and  powerful planning tool, the cause-effect diagram

Use it like a book, returning to it whenever you have time and interest.  If you'd like to discuss what you're learning with me and/or other participants, let's catch up in my free monthly First Fridays video calls.  The zoom info is included within the program.


Systems Thinking is an evergreen program.  I will periodically update the content (without adding to the length of the program) and let you know what's new. 

It's available to you 24/7 for as long as I teach on Ruzuku.  If ever I decide to move to another platform, I'll let you know where this content will land, and will make every effort to make sure you still have access to it.


On-demand courses are like DVDs or CDs in that, once they have been opened, they cannot be returned.  There are no refunds for my on-demand courses.

If you have a question that isn't answered here, send me an email at