Awareness-Based Systems Change with u.lab - How to Sense and Actualize the Future

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Awareness-Based Systems Change with u.lab - How to Sense and Actualize the Future

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In this 90-minute introductory course discover how awareness based systems change and a method of learning from the emerging future allow individuals, organizations, and communities to turn ideas into real world change.

By completing this business and management course, you will learn the basics of Theory U, an approach to leading profound change that has been developed by action researchers at MIT, and practiced by leaders around the world, for over 20 years.

You will also join a global community of awareness based change makers that collaborate in manifold change processes across cultures.

This course is a great introduction to Theory U. For a deeper understanding of how to apply the Theory U methodology to issues that matter to you, enroll in u.lab: Leading From the Emerging Future.

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10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 7 months ago
Very happy to have completed this course. First online course that I ever did. Exceeded expectations. Theory U is a very interesting concept and it was introduced to me in a way that made it very appealing. I did not think in these kind of categories before and was positively surprised by the amount of personal reflection needed to walk through the course.
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2 years, 7 months ago
muy bueno, la oportunidad de la oportunidad, de participar colectivamente, de compartir conocimientos y experiencias de generar prosperidad y desarrollo al tiempo que se encuentra el propio
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10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 8 months ago
Insightful. Encouraging. Hopeful. Powerful. This is learning from the edge of the known to help us evolve the future with intention, courage and community.
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2 years, 8 months ago
This is an excellent and inspiring introductory course on u.lab. It brings home the necessary Model of Systems Thinking and Model of Transformative Change to ... humanity. As a management consultant by profession, and a practicing buddhist, I can relate to a lot of what are being taught and shared on this course. Above and beyond the traditional dimensions of People, Process and Technology, the many essential dots that have been under-represented - ecological, social and spiritual - are now connected. I recommend anyone to do this course to connect the rest of your life's dots for yourself.
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2 years, 8 months ago
This course is here is more to prove than to guide. It's great to get connected to all these great minds. Open mind, open heart and open will. I'm prepared for deeper involvement. Really looking forward to u. lab 1x.
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6/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 8 months ago
First of all I want to thank you all for this greast initiative and mindset about change within a VUCA world. I really enjoy to be part of this initiative and I am lokking forward to spread out this mindset and action within the corporate and individual world. All instructors are very convincing, mobilizing and experienced people who really walk the talk. It was great to watch all the change stories from Brazil, Indonesia and China. And I really want to make a wish that this mindest shift will be sustainable and successful throughout the world. I enjoyed also how the content is accessible. I really like the idea of digital education. This is the future. Easy access, personal speed, time to reflect. Nevertheless I hoped for a little bit more content regarding the U theory. It was nicely presented. But some change stories were missed and I wished for more details. But I am curious for the 1x session and will attend. Thank... First of all I want to thank you all for this greast initiative and mindset about change within a VUCA world. I really enjoy to be part of this initiative and I am lokking forward to spread out this mindset and action within the corporate and individual world. All instructors are very convincing, mobilizing and experienced people who really walk the talk. It was great to watch all the change stories from Brazil, Indonesia and China. And I really want to make a wish that this mindest shift will be sustainable and successful throughout the world. I enjoyed also how the content is accessible. I really like the idea of digital education. This is the future. Easy access, personal speed, time to reflect. Nevertheless I hoped for a little bit more content regarding the U theory. It was nicely presented. But some change stories were missed and I wished for more details. But I am curious for the 1x session and will attend. Thanks for all your believe and organization regarding the U lab.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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2 years, 10 months ago
This course proved that I am on the right path of my life and work. I was glad to know that such tendencies exist in the modern world and more than happy to join those who are on their journey. The instructors inspired me to start such a community in the place I live.
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10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 10 months ago
This was a great course, very stimulating and well presented, offering a fresh take on our current predicament, and a novel approach as to how we might all contribute to improving the future, today.
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8/10 starsCompleted
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2 years, 10 months ago
Amazing course .invites you to challenge the past so as to open the door to the future by constantly being present to observe and reorient your thought model. Just what is needed for the ever changing chaotic
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2 years, 10 months ago
Well I had expectations, since really good people around me have endorsed Theory U and the U-lab movement. And I am ... how to say ... moved by the fact that this program is available to me now, when I need it the most: Syria is burning. Their children are gased. Arktis is melting. Plastics are polluting the seas. Trump-supporters are harassing women with hijab ... Let´s do the job. It´s time.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years ago
The course content - although pretty complex - is presented in a easy, passionate and understandable way. Finally, I'm feeling understood and I'm not alone. All I can imagine (and more) is possible! Thanks - I really needed that!
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Anna Ghiotti

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years ago
The course for me is a great inspiration and increased the desire to learn how to bring Utheory in my life and in my work.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
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3 years ago
I really loved to see I do have a group where I belong . I have been lost in my dreams and thoughts for so long . It is very hopefull to see so many people working together for a better world.I think open mind , heart and will are like wings . Thank you for showing me that yes , we can fly . If we do it together <3
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years ago
A very good entry level course to understand what is Theory U and U.lab. The video-ways of explaining are extremely helpful for me. I'm in on the journey of U now:)
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3 years ago
This was an excellent introduction to Presencing and Theory U. A great mix of information, experience, sharing and accessing live examples. There is quite a lot of video watching - so be prepared for that. :)
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years ago
Amazing and free course which is both beneficial by itself but also as a great introduction to the u.lab philosophy and framework. The content really surprised and pleased me, I never expected such an organisation within such a prestigious university would be linking mindfulness, and presence, with organisational structures geared toward positive change. Brilliant stuff.
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3 years ago
This work is so important! Everyone needs this perspective. For me, this is a homecoming; finally someone else describes what I urge for and strive towards and I become a non-solitude in the U-lab family. Thank you!
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years ago
excellent course! very structured, good video material. you can really feel the "sloan management spirit". it was a great experience and even my first online course!
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3 years ago
l have experienced deeper meaning for my life and for communities around. Very self-reflective and innovative.I recommend each and everyone to take this course at least once.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years ago
Highly under-rated and underplayed. This is the start of a journey. Glad to have found this course. Now on to the next level! Thanks Otto and the gang :-)
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10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years ago
This introduction is conscise and gives you just enough content to have a clear idea of Theory U and some of the clhallenges it can help to transform. Very useful as an introduction to the next EdEX course U-Lab Leading form the Emerging Future (MITx - 15.671.1x).
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8/10 starsCompleted
3 years ago
This is a good course as an introduction to U-Theoay, about bringing change in U. It's a beginning of the journey of U, in a systematic way and you are bound to realign your reality and potential in U.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years ago
Simply amazing, is really what I feel in this moment and what I was waiting for to develop my knowledge and life. Really thanks. I'm running to u.lab1x really can't wait. Just a tiny problem is the app that is not really complete to do this course, uploading and interactive doesen't work as well. ( is a tiny thing).
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10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years ago
It's such a great experience while listening and watching videos.I am definetly there ready to take and give more and more in coming weeks.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 1 month ago
I would like to congratulate about the ability to recap, summarize and simplify the big isuues and items of the course; really waiting to follow u.lab1x
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3 years, 1 month ago
Kudos for putting together this valuable course on systems thinking ! I could never imagined that online learning would be so easy and fun. The course content is very well designed. The variety of tools such as video, questions, journaling etc., offers a very good mix for self learning. I think the course lives the quote by William O'Brian, "The success of an intervention depends on the interior condition of the intervener." Inner place, source, attention, intention, presence, curiosity, compassion, courage, ego to eco-system shift, paying attention to attention..... soaking this all in. What a powerful course on the U process and inner cultivation work. I am grateful to the team and Otto Scharmer.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 1 month ago
The course delivers on its promise. Anyone who is passionate about Systems Change and ready to take the journey to make a difference in self, business and society should take this course. looking forward to ulabs1x. This is the first time for me on EdX. User friendly platform.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 1 month ago
The contents are sharp, concise, and insightful. The process is really eye-opening and stimulating. It is great to have such a broad vision of the issues at stake. And a powerful process at hand to foster active communities. Thank you very much for this great course. I look forward to Ulab.1
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 1 month ago
Found this course really helpful in developing my life direction and aligning my values with my lifestyle and work. I am looking forward to u.lab 1x and continuing to develop my ideas and connections with community to address social and environmental issues.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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3 years, 1 month ago
Amazing course, really eye-opening in the broader spectrum of transformation challenges today and also in the specific -even personal level-. Great and engaging introduction to the fascinating and yet highly complex Theory U.
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