U.Lab and Theory U

I have been following the work of Otto Scharmer for some years, mainly his Theory U which I find very appealing. Today, Otto developed a 6 weeks MOOC course on EDX, joined with local hubs (for those who are interested). Here is an extract of his course presentation:

U.Lab: Transforming Business, Society, and Self

Learn how to create profound innovation in a time of disruptive change by leading from the emerging future.

This highly experiential course is based on Theory U, a framework, method, and way of connecting to the more authentic aspects of our self. It introduces the variable of consciousness into management and the social sciences, and proposes that the quality of the results that we create in any kind of social system is a function of the quality of awareness, attention or consciousness that the participants in the system operate from. This approach to leading change is practiced by business, government, and civil society leaders around the world – many of whom you will meet during this course.

During these six weeks, we will look at today’s environmental, social, and spiritual-cultural challenges and explore why it is that our societies collectively create results that, individually, nobody wants. We will introduce you to frameworks that enable you to identify the deeper structures and paradigms of thought that give rise to these issues. And we will invite you into a learning environment that is more personal, practical, relational, mindful, collective, and transformative than what you may have experienced in other online courses.

Feel free to find more on the course site.

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