Topic: Leadership and School Improvement
Instructor: Susan Gabriele
Method: Online (OWRK)
Sponsor: AU Main Campus
Center Offered: APD

Course Description:

You must contact your adjunct, Sue Gabriele, at for course access information BEFORE registering with Ashland University.***
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 human cause vs. material cause. Our evidence and examples will draw from general systems theory and relevant disciplines, including education, management, psychology, engineering, and more. The 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.

This 3-unit 8-week course meets every Saturday for 3 hours and 30 minutes via zoom, beginning on March 6, 2021. (skipping April 3)

Hours depend on the time zone: Saturday sessions start at 9 am (CA), 12 pm (OH), or 5 pm (UK). Click HERE for the course overview. 

*** PLEASE NOTE: Students pay an instructor fee of $300 directly to Dr. Sue Gabriele, plus the $540 graduate tuition paid at the time of registration:  TOTAL COST OF THE COURSE WILL BE $840.

notes regarding your Ashland Registration: 


 You can use WebAdvisor to view your registrations, see when your grade is posted, and print detailed receipts and grade reports. The instructions also include a link to our Records and Registration's webpage where transcript ordering instructions can be found. It is advised that you review your record before ordering transcripts. 

 If you have a tuition waiver voucher or would prefer to mail your payment:

Please click HERE for a registration form. Please mail that along with your payment and/or voucher to the Main Campus address. Vouchers are worth $166 when applied to PD courses.

 Contact Ashland Professional Development to update your email address or with other questions:

Cost: $540
Timespan of Course:
March 6, 2021 to June 1, 2021
Contact E-mail:

Meeting Times

  • Location of Meeting: 
    online with Gabriele Educational Material and Systems
Course Number: EDU*6100*Y5
Academic Term: 21/GW
Academic Level: GW
Semester Hours: 3.00
Subject: EDU