The U Presence Bookclub is a platform dedicated for readers and fans of the four authors of the book “Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future” to meet, discuss and share each life changing experience while or after reading their books. It also ought to be a good start for anyone interested in learning more about organisational learning, and how to co-facilitate one.
The book “Presence" is an intimate look at the development of a new theory about change and learning. In wide-ranging conversations held over a year and a half, organizational learning pioneers Peter Senge, Otto Scharmer, Joseph Jaworski, and Betty Sue Flowers explored the nature of transformational change and introduce the idea of “presence”—a concept borrowed from the natural world that the whole is entirely present in any of its parts—to the worlds of business, education, government, and leadership. Too often, the authors found, we remain stuck in old patterns of seeing and acting. By encouraging deeper levels of learning, we create an awareness of the larger whole, leading to actions that can help to shape its evolution and our future.
Prior reading is a prerequisite, as the sessions are experiential and practice-based rather than merely conceptual learning.
Our Special Guest Speaker for the inauguration is Dr Ben Chan, one such practitioner who has graciously agreed to share his personal stories about working with our authors.
This informal session is from 7.00pm to 8.30pm.
This event is Complimentary. There are no additional fees.
To maximise participants' enjoyment, kindly relax, be your curious self, and enjoy!
For further clarifications or queries, feel free to contact Thomas @[masked].
“No man is an island, entire of itself;
every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main."
-- John Donne
About Dr Ben Chan
Dr Ben Chan is a seasoned practitioner of learning organisations for over 30 years. He is also co-founder of the Presencing Institute, an awareness-based action-research community for profound individual and institutional renewal, at MIT Sloan School of Management, USA.
About The U Presence Bookclub
This book club seeks to introduce the collection of books from the School of Organisational Learning (SOL) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to adults, particularly Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs).
The sessions feature readings and activities to showcase Theory U as a truly versatile process that, when correctly applied, allows stakeholders to lead from the emerging future, thereby transforming self, business, and society. Ultimately the hope is to implement sustainable transformative practices among local communities, as well as at national level.