We know that societies face unprecedented disruption. We also know that no one can address systemic challenges alone. Bringing about profound change requires the activation of collective innovation capacities.
This highly interactive, exploratory, and co-creative 8-month program seeks to build and grow our collective capacities, by bringing together people creating deep ecosystem change. It seeks to strengthen our global network and provide ways for us to learn together as we implement initiatives in our own contexts.
The program will focus on transforming places and communities from old, institution-centered ways of operating to new, co-creative and ecosystemic ways that work through activating generative social fields.
As part of a vibrant global ecosystem of inspired changemakers collaborating across sectors, systems, and geographies, we believe that coming together will strengthen our ability to create the future we wish to see.
We will explore methods and approaches to enable collective innovation in different arenas, such as:
- food, farming, and environment
- business and economy
- learning and leadership
- governance and democracy
Each person will bring experience from their own sector, as well as advance their own journey of transformation. The curriculum will incorporate four intersecting areas:
- personal practices to cultivate the ‘interior condition’
- collective practices to generate and share knowledge
- social field practices to catalyse systems change
- applied learning by doing
The program includes: Systems Thinking and Sensing, Container Building, Social Arts, Collective Presencing, Distributed Prototyping, and Action Research, among other disciplines applied within the Theory U framework.