Transforming Systems in the Decade of Action | Co-Sensing: Seeing Reality from the Edges of the System (Dialogue 2)

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Co-Sensing: Seeing Reality from the Edges of the System

Welcome to the Transformation Systems dialogue series!

This dialogue is the second of a series of six co-inquiry sessions into human development in the Anthropocene, building from the Human Development Report 2020. It continues the journey through Presencing Institute’s (PI) Theory U as a method for awareness based systems change. This dialogue introduces sensing as a way to move beyond one’s own comfort zone and challenge preconceived ideas. The dialogue takes participants through a sensing journey to examine the considerations we make regarding planetary boundaries in development practice. Participants will be introduced to Theory U framework on levels of listening and building generative stakeholder relationships.

Featured speakers and facilitators: 

  • Melanie Goodchild, First Nations Canadian and Founder and Co-Director of the Turtle Island Institute an Indigenous social innovation ‘think & do’ tank

  • Danika Billie Littlechild, member of Ermineskin Cree Nation and Assistant Professor at Carleton University in the Department of Law and Legal Studies. 

  • Otto Scharmer, Senior Lecturer at MIT, Co-Founder of Presencing Institute and MITx u.lab

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Observe changes in your ability to engage in deep listening over time. Read the attachment and comment below.

If you missed the first dialogue, check it out here. This initiative builds from the Awareness-based Collective Action dialogue series in July-August 2020, led by Otto Scharmer and based on Theory U. Visit the summer dialogue series SparkBlue page to read about the origins of this journey.  


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