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Ora Systems Inc

Unleashing seismic shifts by… Read More


Changing the status quo of government… Read More

Bridging People

Bridging people, ideas and cultures… Read More

Launching Moonshots

Breaking through silos and launching moonshots… Read More

Shifting Paradigms

Shifting paradigms of thought and understanding… Read More

Human Potential

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Igniting Innovation

Igniting innovation… Read More


Changing the World! Read More

Our Mission

With technology as our fuel, we propel the power of human potential – in our lives, in business, in government, in community and in the world!

About ORA

The approach we use in our work is about embracing Whole Systems as it transforms personal, professional, organizational, and community development. The common denominator connecting one segment of your life to another is YOU. Technology has firmly planted all of us in a digital (integrated) society that moves, morphs and changes; twenty-four-seven. Our world exists in NOW.

Whole Systems

Whole Systems is far more than a scientific theory, it is, quite simply Human Nature – the natural order of life. Anything that is human nature is in our DNA – it is a wisdom we are all born with, and thus a knowledge we all have.

Our Vision

To institutionalize leadership, entrepreneurship and innovation in the world as a societal norm.

Our Approach

We build synergy (a bridge) between the expansion of individuals, organizations and communities. As a "whole system" this fuels the tandem growth, integrity, performance and sustainability of all. This organic flow of information, resources and knowledge generates a hybrid competitive edge that is predicated on ever-increasing levels of self-excellence for all involved.

As a holistic system, our digital world mirrors nature. Its foundation is one of constant change. If we are to "Challenge, Build, Transform and Thrive," life is not yesterday or tomorrow - it's NOW. Einstein said, "We are all born to genius." Our genius is revealed when we live at integrity with our "authentic self" in the context of NOW.

To thrive in NOW is mastery. It merges the balance of knowledge, intuition, skill, and practice into a seamless flow, so no matter what the world brings, you have the acuity to respond. This is a skill we all possess, and to thrive in today's real-time world, this is who we must be.

"4th Wave"  Whole Systems Government

Fourth Wave Government is a transformative "Whole Systems" environment where employees at all levels collaboratively co-create real-time outcomes and 10x improvements.

The Fourth Wave approach dissipates silos and hierarchy and brings global and shared stewardship and leadership to government. It creates a dynamically integrated ecosystem of stakeholders, employees, families, customers, government, economy, and constituents. These stakeholders possess a pledge to service, with a sense of responsibility for the whole mission of the agency. 4th wave prioritizes a commitment to personal fulfillment in doing our jobs, serving constituents, and leaving a legacy.

"In the end, leadership is less about celebrated acts of momentous achievement, and more about building relationships that are sustainable, finding common-ground where all voices are heard and valued. It's about modeling our personal best. It's about teamed environments where sharing and caring is organic. It's about creating safe-havens to innovate, where there is an alchemy that sculpts our independent value as it ignites and moves the edge of possibility to achieve interdependent outcomes we never before felt possible. It is about a fervent stewardship to government and society where the calling to serve compels a clarity for action, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the foundation for other's success, and then standing firmly in support of each other that we all might succeed and shine." - ORA Systems, Inc.

Since 2012, ORA Systems has had the honor of iterating and leading the intrapreneurial efforts of government innovators for the State of California in a pioneering program that is building, through CalHR’s 9-Leadership Values, a common language of leadership and shifting the paradigm of and trajectory for innovation in government.

The engine of Cal-IPGCA is fueled by the dynamic interaction that exists between 9 distinct program areas that function interdependently in real time. To enhance real-time innovation, Cal-IPGCA's organic approach breaks through silos to cross-pollinate people and resources across all participating departments and agencies of government in the State of California.


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California Innovation Playbook for Government Change Agents, Cal-IPGCA, is structured as a 5-Month 360º applied training environment.

Who should apply:
  • Line Staff-Rising Stars
  • First line supervisors
  • Middle Managers
  • Executive and Executive Leadership




Cal-IPGCA is structured as a 360o applied training environment. Trainees toggle between monthly classroom training and applied experiential learning within their work environment. Executive Sponsors and Leadership create a safe space to innovate in an environment that integrates and synergizes participation at all levels of government – from entry level to senior executives.

Cross-pollinating departments across the State of California, Cal-IPGCA Executive Sponsors lead trainee teams with a shared mission to breakdown silos and transcend boundaries that lead change and transform government. Representing all levels of government, there are no titles or hierarchies – everyone is a leader, everyone has value and every voice is co-creative in the outcomes achieved.
Cal-IPGCA Executive Sponsors

From a premise of "Why" Cal-IPGCA's 8-Step Path guides the innovation igniting change…

Cal-IPGCA Pre-Launch Flight Training

Every single one of us is an innovation pioneer, but if we never risk putting it out there, we will never know how it feels. "We’re here to be the change!– Cal-IPGCA Prelaunch

"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." ― Leo Tolstoy

"People don't buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe." ― Simon Sinek

"Just Ask Why" is a cornerstone in our program and an iterative phrase for Cal-IPGCA Trainees. Fundamentally, when we understand our "why" our "what" has more meaning and our "how" is revealed. When we understand our "Why" we are motivated by our truth which speaks to the truth in others and we inspire change!

"Who knew that a word that contains just three letters would be so significant to effect massive change!" – Kathleen Webb, Director Performance Improvement Government Operations Agency, Executive Sponsor, Cal-IPGCA. Cal-IPGCA Cohort 2018 Pre-Launch, "Keynote Address" – August 9, 2018
Just Ask Why!

Cal-IPGCA Moonshot Projects are designed to reimagine outcomes and create exponential improvement…

Launching moonshot projects, our Cal-IPGCA trainees scale real-time innovation pipelines that represent 5 Enterprise-wide Challenges facing the State of California These innovation teams reimagine outcomes that capture the journey, deployment and the lessons learned.

"The essence of a Moonshot is the combination of a huge problem, a re-imagined solution to that problem, and the creation of innovative ideas that can shift approach and outcomes of people, process and technology to make that solution possible." –Stuart Drown, Deputy Secretary, Innovation and Accountability, GovOps.

"Everything is doable; let's do it better!" – Selvi Stanislaus, EO, FTB
Cal-IPGCA Launch - 8 Step Path Innovation

"Innovation is turning an idea into a solution that delivers value." –Cal-IPGCA


"We are going to embrace the challenge...And so the countdown has begun for our moonshot, to make California State Government the Employer of Choice; not just in California, but to attract people from across the nation!" -2017 Cal-IPGCA Cohort, Excerpt from Team Four (Ice Breakers) Moonshot Presentation.

"When we unlock and ignite the human potential of our state's workforce, we know no boundaries to what we can collectively achieve. It is here that organizational potential soars and this launches a moonshot with a trajectory that can be seen and heard around the world." -Bekah Christensen, President, ORA Systems - Chair, Cal-IPGCA.

"You cannot innovate unless you are willing to understand and accept some level of risk. The status quo may indeed be your biggest risk." -Secretary Marybel Batjer, GovOps

"Congratulate yourselves, because you have put yourselves out there to learn, to think, to innovate and I hope to understand better that risk is ok." -Secretary Marybel Batjer, GovOps, Cal-IPGCA Cohort 2018 Launch, "Keynote Address" – August 16, 2018
Marybel Batjer

Cal-IPGCA's Experiential Learning Center features CalHR's 9 Leadership Values, creating an applied environment that transcends all state departments to build one language for leadership and innovation, one government, one world!

Cal-IPGCA Experiential Learning Center

Cal-IPGCA deploys the GovOps-CalHR 9 Leadership Values through work-based LMS Training modules. The forty-one 3-6.5 Minute Training Modules feature state leadership as they articulate a lesson that trainees must then "incubate" as applied outcomes –demonstrated in their personal and professional lives and teamed innovation projects.

Cal-IPGCA KollaborNation Platform…a community for Government to innovate, collaborate and collectively lead a movement of change that transforms state government…

The Cal-IPGCA KollaborNation Platform creates a 24-7 community for Cal-IPGCA Trainees to experientially learn and collaboratively innovate in the development of their moonshot projects.
Cal-IPGCA Trainees to Communicate

Introducing Cohort 2018 and our Cal-IPGCA Innovation Teams…


Cal-IPGCA is Designed for…

  • Line staff who are rising stars with management potential
  • First line supervisors
  • Middle managers executives
  • Executive leadership
  • Meets the State of California's biennial leadership training requirements. (GC 19995.4. – Effective July 1, 2016)

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