Foundation Program - Berlin 2018

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The Presencing Foundation Program introduces Theory U, a social technology for helping to bring about profound innovation and change. The focus of this method is on sensing and actualizing emerging future opportunities, both individually and collectively. In this program you will learn how to sense and seize future opportunities and how to connect to the deeper journey of your professional and personal life in order to become a more effective leader and change-maker in your work environment. We encourage participants to attend in teams.

Overview

The Presencing Foundation Programme is a 4 day intensive introduction to concepts and practices of Theory U, a social technology for helping to bring about profound innovation and change. Theory U is being applied around the world by individuals, organisations and in multi-sector initiatives generating breakthrough possibilities around pressing organisational and societal issues.

The focus of this method is on sensing and actualising emerging future opportunities, both individually and collectively. In this program you will learn how to sense and seize future opportunities and how to connect to the deeper journey of your personal and professional life in order to become a more effective leader and change-maker in your work environment. The program will also incorporate insights about applying Theory U to transforming business, society and self from Otto Scharmer and Katrin Käufer’s new book, Leading from the Emerging Future: From Ego-System to Eco-System Economies (2013).

Anticipated Learning

The Foundation courses engage participants in the principles and practices of presencing. “Presencing,” a word that blends “presence” and “sensing,” refers to the ability to sense and bring into the present one’s highest future potential—as an individual and as a group.

Through interactive presentations, reflective exercises, case clinics, and embodiment practices, participants will learn and apply the seven capacities of the deep leadership cycle that helps change-makers to transcend old behavior patterns, realize new possibilities, and enable transformation and innovation.

Participants will explore their own blind spots as leaders and expand their awareness of what they do and how they do it. You will learn to pay attention to what’s going on in ways that lead to the opening of the mind, heart, and will. This holistic opening constitutes a shift in awareness: participants recognize the future in the present moment and learn from that spark of the future as it emerges.

During the program you will not only explore ways of enhancing your leadership presence through practices that enable you to be calm, observant, and focused; you will also explore how those practices are being used in organizations and learn what networking resources can help you to sustain the practices in your own life and work.

What is required in order to connect to and learn from the future as it emerges? What kind of attention allows our actions to be guided (and informed) by that future? To answer these questions, participants will learn and apply interdependent elements of the U-process and Presencing.
Practices of the U-Process:

  • Four levels of responding to change​    
  • Four types of listening and conversation
  • Three (inner) instruments: Open Heart, Open Mind, Open Will
  • Accessing and bringing forth one’s authentic Self
  • Overcoming three barriers in one’s inner work
  • Five movements of Presencing as a social technology for change (co-initiating, co-sensing, co-inspiring, co-creating, co-evolving)
  • Twenty-four principles and practices of Presencing

Participation

This four-day experiential workshop is for leaders and teams at all levels. It introduces a collective leadership methodology for sensing and facilitating profound innovation and change both within organizations and across societal systems. A large portion of the Presencing workshop is dedicated to case clinics, where participants will apply what they are learning to challenges and projects in their own work. Participants will benefit the most from this workshop by coming with a concrete project or challenge that you are working on and/or by attending with one or more colleagues/ stakeholders. If you work in a consultant or facilitator role, we encourage you to participate with a client.

This workshop will be of particular value to teams in the early stages of working on joint projects. While developing their individual and collective leadership capacities, participants will simultaneously create a shared vision for their projects, engage with internal and external stakeholders, and prototype new ideas.

The program will be limited to a maximum of 80 participants.

In our experience a mix of sectors, backgrounds and consultant client partnerships creates an optimal learning environment. Since we are trying to ensure this mix, we might contact you prior to confirming your participation.

Registration

Link to register

Location

Landgut Stober (near Berlin)
Behnitzer Dorfstraße 29-31
14641 Nauen Germany
www.landgut-stober.de
Location on GoogleMaps

Accomodation

The Presencing Institute arranged special rates with the organic hotel located on the Landgut Stober itself. The single standard room rate for the participants of the Foundation Program is 85 € per night, including tax and breakfast. If you want to take advantage of these rates, use this booking form to book your hotel room with hotel@landgut-stober.de
Note: Please make sure to book your room before April 1, 2018, after that the rooms will be released and no longer be guaranteed.
This is the only hotel in the area.

Complimentary Shuttle

We will offer a round trip shuttle from Berlin Central Station (Hauptbahnhof) to the venue.
Expected departure on July 2, 2018 at 3:00 pm.
Expected arrival after the program on July 6, 2018 at approximately 3:30 pm.
Note: this is subject to change. We will provide exact information closer to the event.

Tuition

Tuition includes course materials, 19% VAT, and all meals - beginning with dinner on Monday, July 2 and ending with lunch on Friday, July 6, 2018.

Regular = 3,300 €
Early Bird Regular = 3,100 €

Non-Profit Organization = 2,100 €
Non-Profit Organization Early Bird = 1,900 €

For group rates please contact: baldini@presencing.com
Early Bird seats are limited, and end latest on December 31, 2017 or upon complete subscription of the Early Bird contingent.

For any further questions  contact  Angela Baldini

Cancellations

The amount paid minus a 300 € cancellation/processing fee will be refunded for all cancellations received in writing before May 1, 2018. After that no refunds will be granted for cancellations. Please be sure to cancel your hotel room as well.

The Presencing Institute is not liable for an event cancellation due to sickness, riots, epidemics, or acts of god.

This program is organized and hosted by PI Europe GmbH

Moderated by Angela Baldini
2 Jul 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
Location: 
Berlin, Germany