Marilyn and her colleagues developed the principles and tools of Emergent Learning. She uses Emergent Learning to help social sector clients strengthen their strategic thinking and real-time learning, in service of achieving the results to which they aspire. Marilyn helps funders think about how to design for emergence—to expand the agency of the networks of people out there working to solve complex problems. She also works with her partners to support a growing community of Emergent Learning practitioners. Marilyn continues to conduct research to help deepen the field’s understanding of these tools and practices in support of complex social, economic and environmental change. She is a founding member of the Society for Organizational Learning (SoL).