Sociocultural systems thinking (SCST) is instrumental to Army leaders fulfilling the Army's mission in different parts of the world. SCST involves navigating the operational environments culture and interactions with its individuals in order to understand how various elements are interrelated to form a coherent whole. Furthermore, SCST is a capability that is honed through training. As part of a larger research effort to improve Army leaders' SCST, the U.S. Army Research Institute (ARI) developed the Systems Analyses of Real Events (SARE) Practical Exercise. SARE is discussion-based and designed to be implemented by a facilitator in groups of varying sizes. SARE uses real world events, both operational and non-operational, to cover various sociocultural systems (SCS) concepts, such as co-adaptive cycles, historical factors, multiple players/perspectives, and second- and third-order effects.