What we're about
This group is for people who are tired of the "Business as Usual" narrative of modern business and politics. People that are interested in connecting with like minded people to help create more dynamic, holistic social and economic systems that actually care for people. All people not just the 1%.
This is a local Kansas City hub that will be part of a much larger program put on by the Presencing Institute. Here is a link for more info: https://uschool.edplus.biz/#/transforming-capitalism-lab
We will meet once a month from April to December to learn then put into practice these ideas and strategies.
Transforming Capitalism Lab!
Beginning in April 2018, we’ll curate stories that illustrate where and how change is already happening; we’ll connect you with fellow change makers around the world; and we’ll equip you with methods and tools for leading the shift toward a new economy in your own local context.
Building upon two decades of action research at MIT and around the world, this Lab will offer the following elements – all free of charge – providing opportunities for you and your network to:Get InspiredMonthly Live Global Sessions, featuring: Conversations with pioneering thought leaders and change makers.Guided mindfulness-based practices.After each live session, you will have the opportunity to join interactive small-group breakouts to learn directly from each other, ask questions and share insights about your own local change initiatives.Editorial Content GalleryStories, interviews, and Op-Eds from practitioners and thought leaders working across eight issue-areas of the economy:Beyond GDP: The disconnect between GDP and Well- being;Nature: The disconnect between infinite growth and finite resources;Labor: The disconnect between work and purpose; Capital: The disconnect between the financial and the real economy;Technology: The disconnect between technology and our creative humanity;Business: The disconnect between pro t and purpose;Government and Democracy: The disconnect bet- ween people and governance;Education and Learning: The disconnect between learning and deep human creativity. Connect with others across the worldParticipate in virtual “Community Cafés”: every month, we will host calls, during which we may share our experiences and help each other to advance our initiatives.Join or initiate a self-organized place-based hub. We invite people to gather in person to watch the live sessions and to practice methods and tools. Presencing Institute facilitators will offer hub-host support and guidance. Access the member directory and pro les, including a direct messaging system.Engage in ActionWe’ll offer you tried and tested methods and tools, help you to apply them in your own context and showcase your journey or initiatives in a user-generated content gallery.An online workbook based on the Theory U methodology, will guide you on your self-paced journey from idea to action.A user-generated content gallery featuring emerging new economy stories, prototypes and examples from around the world. Workbook users will not only learn and apply new awareness-based change methods; the workbook also offers the opportunity to share the outcomes of one’s learning journeys, dialogue interviews, prototyping efforts, projects and more in a searchable user-generated content gallery.