Anna Birney is a world leading expert, facilitator and coach in systems change, systems innovation, leadership development, organizational capacity building, and adult learning. She is Global Director of Learning and Community at the Forum for the Future where she leads their work in designing and facilitating systems change programs that support peoples’, communities’ and organizations’ capacities to transform. She is also Director of the Forum for the Future’s School of System Change: an international learning community that cultivates, equips, and connects a growing network of change-makers to deliver systems change using living systems practices and flexible learning experiences to address the complex challenges of our times.
Anna also led the Systems Innovation Lab which explores the paradigm shift that is required to shift people’s mindsets, behaviors, and societal structures, and she has also run the Leadership and Change program that works to ensure that individuals and organizations show leadership in sustainable development. Anna is co-initiator of Living Change: an emerging platform of action inquiry that explores questions in practice to better navigate complexity and change. In the past, she has worked as a trainer and educator for World Wildlife Fund (WWF-UK) and has worked as a coach and facilitator for a number of forward-thinking organizations.