ChangeNOW 2021

U.School for Transformation (by the Presencing Institute)


The Presencing Institute was founded in 2006 by MIT Sloan School of Management Senior Lecturer Otto Scharmer and colleagues to create an action research platform at the intersection of science, consciousness, and profound social and organizational change. Over the past two decades, we have developed Theory U as a change framework and set of methodologies that have been used by thousands of organizations and communities worldwide to address our most pressing global challenges: climate change, food systems, inequality and exclusion, finance, healthcare and education. In the face of accelerating social and environmental breakdown, how can we build our collective capacities for transformation to bring about a just, inclusive, and regenerative society for all? The for transformation supports this profound shift by democratizing access to the tools and methods for societal transformation, building transformation literacy among an emerging movement of global changemakers. The offers capacity-building, methods and tools for awareness-based systems change based on state-of-the-art techniques of systems thinking, action learning, social arts, awareness-based practices and multi-sector collaboration. The Presencing Institute has prototyped these core components of societal transformation on a global scale over the past 15 years.

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