About the course
The course provides mindfulness and awareness practices intentionally designed for leaders who are called on to remain responsive in an ever-changing landscape. This is a hands-on course to train the muscle of attention and tap into our curiosity, compassion, and courage -- so that we can also do so in more challenging times.
All profound systems change calls for leaders who turn toward the problem rather than turn away out of fear, anger, or ignorance. We need leaders who are able to remain present with disruption. At the root of this quality of leadership is the ability to pay attention to our attention; to see through our own habits, patterns, prejudices, etc.; to stay grounded and steady amidst turbulence; and to embody the openness and heartfeltness needed to affect wider ecosystems transformation, as well as co-create systems for the well-being of all.
Cultivating this interior condition takes practice. And practice means: something we do every day in order to strengthen a particular capacity, much like regular exercise routines to strengthen particular muscles.
What this program will provide
The course is a 3 week online journey connecting leaders across sectors and the globe. Course elements are:
- Four Live Zoom Sessions with the faculty and your cohort to support & deepen your learning;
- Online platform to access practices & recorded material;
- Daily practice schedule to deepen your capacity;
- Small practice groups for exchange and reflection;
- Support to connect your individual practice with a wider systems-change perspective.
He is founding chair of the Presencing Institute, and chairs the MIT IDEAS program. Scharmer helps groups of diverse stakeholders from business, government and civil society to innovate at the level of the whole system. He co-founded the Global Wellbeing and Gross National Happiness (GNH) Lab, w...
Arawana’s pioneering work as a choreographer, performer and educator is deeply sourced in collaborative improvisation. She currently heads the creation of Social Presencing Theater (SPT) for the Presencing Institute. Working with Otto Scharmer and colleagues at the Presencing Institute, she bring...
Julie is an economist, change facilitator, and innovator in activating systemic transformation. As a PI core faculty member and senior consultant she works internationally, designing and hosting multi-stakeholder transition processes and leadership programs. Key initiatives include Ubuntu.Lab (Af...
Angela currently manages several programs hosted by the Presencing Institute, including the Social Presencing Theater, Foundations, and Advanced Foundations programs in Europe. She is also a core member of the U.Lab team, offering assistance to the extended global community. Angela is also a tra...
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.