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I really appreciated everyone’s wholehearted presence. The variety of our experiences, and the commonalities.
— Participant, In the Thick of It, Cohort 1


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Sliding Scale and Payment Plan Application

The System Sanctuary is committed to ensuring participation of system leaders from diverse backgrounds and contexts. We recognize that system leaders are working in various ways that may impact economic security. If the proposed fees are a barrier to your participation, we offer a sliding scale or a payment plan over 4 months.

Please fill out this form to apply for a sliding scale.

Please fill out this form to apply for a payment plan.

You must also have filled out the full Registration form above, in order for us to process your sliding scale application.

We will get back to you within 2 weeks.

Who Should Apply?

In the Thick of it

We invite applications from those who have been leading a systems change initiative for at least two years. More than two years is also very much welcome, we just want to make sure there is a similar baseline level of experience across our cohort. 

Previous Cohorts have included participants working on economic development and food security, immigration, aging, sustainability, technology, water, climate change, criminal justice system, social justice, to cross cutting topics like racism, gender equity, health and education.

We especially welcome applications from those who have been disadvantaged by our current systems and are open to applications from all over the world. We will work out time zones as to fit our group. 

The Systems Sisterhood

The Sisterhood is open to women of all ages and who have been, or are beginning to work in, systems change.

We encourage women and trans women of all ages and identities to apply.

We prioritize participation from people who are working from lived experience of unjust and unhealthy systems, and we welcome applications from people all over the world.

Deep Dives

Participants will be working in the field of systems change, or in a field that aligns and overlaps (like design, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, social finance etc).

This is for you if you read these topics and instantly know what we’re talking about. This is your experience.

You have no space to talk about this and yet, if we get you on the topic, you have a lot of say about it.   

Space will be limited and we expect it to fill up fast. We will have a maximum of 25 participants, per group. Registration is first come first served basis.


Once we receive your application we will get in contact to set up time for an interview. The interview takes about 30 minutes and we use it to hear more about your work and for both you and us to explore whether you will be a good fit for the program. The criteria for entry are transparent and explained above.  

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