u.lab: Leading From the Emerging Future

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We live in a time of disruptive change. How to activate our capacity to lean into the emerging future may well be the most important leadership challenge of our time. How do you cultivate curiosity, compassion and courage in the face of prejudice, anger and fear?

This course is an introduction to a method called Theory U, developed at MIT, for leading such change in business, government, and civil society contexts worldwide.

The only prerequisite for this course is u.lab 15.671.0x, an introductory overview--which you can complete in just 90 minutes. Building on the intention you set in u.lab 15.671.0x, 15.671.1x will help you to apply the Theory U method to an issue that matters to you, with fellow change makers locally and around the world. Join us as we co-pioneer new approaches to today’s most important social and environmental challenges using a method of awareness based systems change.

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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 5 months ago
This is a must of our times. Every body who feel in him/herself the need of a quantum leap in humanity must participate to get the whole picture about this enormous and global change in action that goes beyond and integrate any kind of other geographical, political, economical heartquakes we are facing today.
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Ralf Lippold

10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 11 months ago
#ulab has been a profound learning experience. Over the course of now almost three years (attended all three runs of the MOOC so far), with social challenges here in Saxony and #Dialogmiteinander (a government-intitiated dialogue format that started in early 2015 (but discontinued in late 2015) #CitizenScienceLab has evolved as a prototype to grow this seed. Anybody faced with challenges in which groups of people and their impact on the overall system (whether an organization, institution or community) play an essential should take the opportunity to join this MOOC. @RalfLippold
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8/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 12 months ago
I think the course is useful to start a process of combining. A new way of thinking and listening. New relationships with open heart, mind and will.
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Patrick NOEL

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 3 months ago
This is excellent for Innovation Leadership and Coaching perspectives !!! .
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Roberto Sciffo

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 5 months ago
This is a course that needs time to absorb as it works on very deep internal and interpersonal levels. It is interactive, allows for creative developments, opens up new levels of awareness and listening, and introduces extraordinary individuals from around the globe who are pioneers in their own right as they change the fabric of society. It is most likely the best online course one can do if you want to be a change maker.
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Sabine Ichikawa

10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 5 months ago
This is a fabulous course, life changing and thought provoking. It helps me put into action all the ideas and knowledge I have accumulated for years. It changes my personal and professional life, and my relation to people. It helps make our life purpose a reality on a daily basis. No need to wait, our emerging future can become our present, here and now. Thank you all !
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10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 5 months ago
Great, intense, disclosing. Don't take it too lightly, it requires a lot of dedications, but the results are amazing. It will change your way of seeing life and the world.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 6 months ago
You must do it for transforming Business, Society and Self. Theory is definetely and concretely matching corporate issues.
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2 years, 6 months ago
The course content has general and universal values. It has wide and deep insights of knowledges. Appropriate with my capability and goals, how to make concrete actions? Like, to invite in a training and upgrading our fellows (7 persons) about togetherness or skills in working or to aware the subconscious. How to manage our going down of newspaper business? Hope to find instructor's guidance, especially for change and innovation. Of course I must pay the price of that challenges. Now or never be done. Thanks U very much for attentions.
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2 years, 7 months ago
Hope I can follow the content course. First, I seek for friends who can discuss about our social and economic problems, especially about Community Entreprise at the grass root.We sitting together without many debates to meet the substance point. I believe we have professional instructor in U lab. So let us go. Provider also help me to prepare internet website. It's good.
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Khuyen Bui

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 7 months ago
Life changing. I remember when I was doing the guided journaling session of stepping into the future, I had a vision for myself that I would continue to meet and connect with more change-creators, a vision that has touched me deeply and continued to manifest in my everyday life. Whoever you are, taking this class will make you think about some key guiding questions "Who is your Self?" "What is your Work?" "What are you putting into the world?" Do not just take the class, apply it, let the idea and inspiration be part of your emerging future.
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Jose Romero

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2 years, 7 months ago
If you are a professional change agent, a bit tired with conventional change magt tools, eager to face the challenges of change in the midst of modern complexities, looking for a potent change theory that includes a change of paradigm, method and tools, check this course. Leading from the future, is a great way to go. It is endless, strategic and exciting. I guarantee you will not be disappointed, Best regards, José
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Joanna Jack

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 7 months ago
Inspiring, paradigm shifting, a great first step in our common journey toward a better world. Thank you Otto and team! Glad to see this course continuing to evolve
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10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 8 months ago
For an international online course with so many participants it was still a personally very valuable experience. It brought people practically together in very modern ways to communicate that were facilitated very well. If you are open you can take out a lot from this course. I am very grateful that I could participate and I am still drawing on the comprehensive framework and methods the team compiled. Participation for me was really worth it!
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Cherry Stewart

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 1 month ago
The most effective part of the program has been establishing connections with other people worldwide and having the opportunity to discuss not only the content, but our lives and how we live them. We have continued to meet regularly through 'Hangouts".
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Murali Pandey

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 4 months ago
I found the perfect blend of every things and its really benefit ones personal and professional journey..
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 4 months ago
The content is extremely profound and the course allow participants to go deep into contemporary questions. It's highly recommended for anyone who has ever felt like things have to be changed, in any sphere (business, society or/ and self). With videos, articles, live sections, couching circles, discussions, journalings and a lot of good intentions, the instructors lead participants though this amazing journey called U Theory.
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3 years, 5 months ago
This MOOC was a wonderful experience and a must for everyone who wants tools to positively impact society, business and yourself. The content is very rich and the virtual coaching circle that I participated in has been enlightening. This course gives you theory and tools on how to deal with some of biggest challenges we face as a society: climate change, unequal distribution of wealth, consumerism and burnout. It all start to be present in the now and now the work you have to do as an individual in this world. Especially the first couple of weeks are time consuming and can be a bit overwhelming, but I recommend to stick with the program and get as much out of it as possible. This course can really help you to look differently on how you interact with other people and yourself.
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3 years, 5 months ago
It was a wonderful experience, unfortunately I didn´t find a group in Medellin to work with. Español. El curso como tal me afirmó en lo que quiero hacer con mi vida de ahora en adelante. Este curso me confirmo lo importante que es hacer lo que me gusta y salir de una vez por todas de la zona de comfort en la que he vivido durante toda mi vida. Muchas gracias!
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 5 months ago
I have taken this course twice and HIGHLY recommend it for any change agent--- activists, politicians, therapists, trainers, coaches, consultants and anyone who wants to be more effective in living their life. I have developed my capacities to contribute, listen, make a difference, strategize and more. Check it out you will not be disappointed
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3 years, 5 months ago
The ULab course has been a life changing experience, I will recommend it to anyone who wishes to discover new strenghts, or to re-discover him or herself, to have a positive change on their personal and professional lifes, the material was great, interesting, and also the connections you can do locally and at an international level, all this at no cost! A must to do!
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 5 months ago
this course is a life changer, a community builder, a global change maker. What Ulab, Otto & Team, Presencing Institute and MIT/EdX are contributing to the world is humbling, inspiring and just plain awesome. THEORY U is the hope and optimism that we can change the world, breaking down barriers (race, culture, politics, biases, mindsets - yes at individual, organisational and societal i.e GLOBAL levels!). The light is glowing, join this growing community and make it shine even brighter! I highly recommend this opportunity, embrace it, embody it and you will be thankful for the rest of your life.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 5 months ago
I joined this course after it started and had to catch up but I'm so glad I did. This was so well put together, the pace was perfect for learning and experimenting and transforming your own ideas with others. I loved the videos, and the style of payout so that nothing looked to much at once. I liked the style it worked for me. It was lovely also to meet new friends online and do some work together. Honestly far exceeded my expectations and sets the bar for online learning for me
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10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 5 months ago
Life-changing! For anyone who considers themselves to be a change maker, whether in business, in your community or within NGO's. I would make a special recommendation to you if you work within the education, government or healthcare sectors. This course exceeded my expectations in that it successfully brings forth the methods for action and integration post learning. This is something I often find to be amiss in most courses. It therefore promises sustainability and results. It's the perfect method and direction to adopt, to completely transform your way of working and communicating with others. It ignited the creative fire within me, allowed the space within which to see my vision clearly and has taught me a new, intelligent language of connecting to others. A connection that is deeper, more relevant and develops real solutions. An absolute MUST! I believe we should all do this, even if just for self-transformation.
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8/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 5 months ago
At least when you are foreign to the concepts of this course, it sure does open your mind, heart and will to new possibilities about yourself and the world. I strongly recommend it for anybody wanting more from life.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 5 months ago
This really is a life changing course! I've done many MOOCs but this is something special. The quality of dedicated and invested teaching staff, exceptional practical tools, templates and guides, scope for interaction with staff and other students around the world through a variety of exercises, activities and mediums (live sessions, videos, in person hubs, online, discussion forums, coaching circles); this course has been cultivated with the student's every need in mind. And all for free! Brilliant job MIT, Otto & Co. The people I've met alone through this course who will accompany me for some time in my emerging future would be reason enough to recommend it but it gives so much more. Thank you. I am very grateful and I can't wait to do the advanced course. I will be contributing to pay it forward because it's a wonderful initiative that needs to reach more people. Thank you for all that you did and tirelessly continue to do to make... This really is a life changing course! I've done many MOOCs but this is something special. The quality of dedicated and invested teaching staff, exceptional practical tools, templates and guides, scope for interaction with staff and other students around the world through a variety of exercises, activities and mediums (live sessions, videos, in person hubs, online, discussion forums, coaching circles); this course has been cultivated with the student's every need in mind. And all for free! Brilliant job MIT, Otto & Co. The people I've met alone through this course who will accompany me for some time in my emerging future would be reason enough to recommend it but it gives so much more. Thank you. I am very grateful and I can't wait to do the advanced course. I will be contributing to pay it forward because it's a wonderful initiative that needs to reach more people. Thank you for all that you did and tirelessly continue to do to make this world a more compassionate and functional space for all to co-create. I can't say enough nice things about this course. Highly recommended.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 5 months ago
MIT and Otto Scharmer flipped the educational system around. The content, readings, videos, and support materials that this course offers are well thought, well researched, very moving and nicely integrated with the U.Lab philosophy. The revolutionary concept of the U Theory has been brought by Otto Scharmer and the U.Lab team to a technology for social change that aims to the transformation of the world's future. Nothing less than that. However, that technology surprises by its practicality and the courses emphasises the learning by doing of the Ulabers. I want to express my appreciation to the U. Lab team for giving me and other 40.000 like minded Ulabers the opportunity to have participated in this experience, that for me is life changing. I have not experienced before in my life the atmosphere and energy generated for such a large amount of people wanting to give their very best to make this a better world for everyone.Thank you ... MIT and Otto Scharmer flipped the educational system around. The content, readings, videos, and support materials that this course offers are well thought, well researched, very moving and nicely integrated with the U.Lab philosophy. The revolutionary concept of the U Theory has been brought by Otto Scharmer and the U.Lab team to a technology for social change that aims to the transformation of the world's future. Nothing less than that. However, that technology surprises by its practicality and the courses emphasises the learning by doing of the Ulabers. I want to express my appreciation to the U. Lab team for giving me and other 40.000 like minded Ulabers the opportunity to have participated in this experience, that for me is life changing. I have not experienced before in my life the atmosphere and energy generated for such a large amount of people wanting to give their very best to make this a better world for everyone.Thank you from the bottom of my heart
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3 years, 5 months ago
Otto and his team have done an exceptional job in bringing critical evolutionary principals into context for the cultural paradigm shifts we are seeing in the environment and Earth. Every effort should be made to follow these practices and experiences in detail as the structures and processes are fundamentally sound and necessary for the future of life on Earth!
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10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 5 months ago
My first online course experience, and I loved it! It is incredibly well organized, very professional and easy to use. The live sessions are powerful with a strong sense of connection. I really enjoyed using the training material, joining a coaching circle and meeting them weekly. There is also a very lively forum which i haven't visited that much as yet but I know the resources remain available after the end of the course to review videos, join conversations etc. The content was really inspiring, initially a little bit 'abstract' to me, I stayed with it and went through a process that was truly transformational in many aspects of my life. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to take some meaningful steps towards making a change, in themselves, their family, their life, their professional activity etc.... Whether you know exactly where you want to go or you are at a cross road, this course will equip you with pri... My first online course experience, and I loved it! It is incredibly well organized, very professional and easy to use. The live sessions are powerful with a strong sense of connection. I really enjoyed using the training material, joining a coaching circle and meeting them weekly. There is also a very lively forum which i haven't visited that much as yet but I know the resources remain available after the end of the course to review videos, join conversations etc. The content was really inspiring, initially a little bit 'abstract' to me, I stayed with it and went through a process that was truly transformational in many aspects of my life. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to take some meaningful steps towards making a change, in themselves, their family, their life, their professional activity etc.... Whether you know exactly where you want to go or you are at a cross road, this course will equip you with priceless tools and connections to invite some new emerging ideas and projects in your life. Register your interest NOW!
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 5 months ago
It really isn't what you might expect. It start off like any other academic course but takes you on a journey that you have to really experience in order to get the materials. It can be life changing if you let. I have made some life long friends and some inspirational colleagues.
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