8:30-9:30 AM / welcome remarks 8:00-8:30am (GMT+3)
Reimagining and Reshaping Learning and Leadership
How can we reimagine and reshape our learning environments in order to help learners to sense and co-shape the future that is wanting to emerge?
As the rate of technological, social, political, and environmental disruptions increases, the capacity to co-sense and co-create the future has emerged as an essential learning and leadership capacity across sectors. Upgrading the capacity for systems learning and leadership is a critical axis for responding to these disruptions around the world.
In his books, MIT’s Otto Scharmer introduced the concepts of Theory U and awareness-based systems change, which are being used to lead transformational change across sectors and geographies. Awareness-based systems change is a state-of-the-art approach to leading change in complex systems. It extends the core principles of systems thinking—i.e., the distinction between symptoms and root issues—and provides a framework to intervene on three levels: structural change, mindset change, and change in our deep sources of creativity and self.
In this keynote, Professor Scharmer will introduce participants to core practices for reimagining and reshaping their schools and learning systems. You will learn a framework for leading in situations of disruptive change, and how to apply the principles and practices to your own specific context and the challenges you face every day.