Workshop mit dem Presencing Institute von Prof. Otto Scharmer (MIT)
Von Entrepreneurship Campus
Workshop am 25.04., 18:00-19:30 Uhr – online
How do we gain action confidence in this moment of disruption when the experiences of the past might not help us to respond effectively to the challenges we are confronted with? How can we learn and lead from the future as it emerges? Theory U, developed by action researchers at MIT’s Sloan School of Management under the leadership of Otto Scharmer, is a leadership methodology that allows change makers to learn and innovate in moments of disruption. Theory U is the innovation framework underlying u-lab, the online-to-offline learning journey hosted on MITx each Autumn. So far, over 180,000 people around the world have taken part in u-lab.
In this 90-minute experiential session we will introduce you to u-lab by taking a ‘mini U-journey’ together to connect with the places where our own sense of purpose aligns with what the world needs now and cultivate the confidence to step into new action.
Katrin Kaufer is Lecturer and Program Director at MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning and Director of the Presencing Institute (https://www.presencing.org). Her work includes a research focus on leadership, organizational change, values-based banking as well as on participatory action research. Her 2013-book co-authored with Otto Scharmer is titled “Leading from the emerging Future: From Ego-system to Eco-system Economies”. In 2021 she published: “Just Money. Mission-based banking and the future of finance.” (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2021) which was translated into four languages and won an AXIOM award in 2022.
Eva Pomeroy is Research Lead at the Presencing Institute and Senior Faculty of u.lab, an online-to-offline change process offered by MITx. She is Co-Founder and Managing Editor of the Journal of Awareness-Based Systems Change and holds an Affiliate Faculty position in the Department of Applied Human Sciences, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Eva’s action research focuses on transformative learning processes and the social field as a key leverage point for individual and systems change.
Leading from the Emerging Future, Introduction, Chapters 1 & 2
Otto Scharmer & Katrin Kaufer
Protect the Flame - Circles of Radical Presence in Times of Collapse
Action Confidence - Laying Down the Path in Walking
Otto Scharmer & Eva Pomeroy