3 July 2015

‘Theory U: a social technology for helping to bring about profound innovation and change’ with Nick Ellem

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.
Participants will learn and apply interdependent elements of the U-Process / Presencing:
  • 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 
Resources added since Nick's session:
Turning the camera back (great video on reflecting and observing)

Placido Domingo. No puede ser. La tabernera del puerto. P. Sorozabal. (demonstrates the holding environment between the singer and the conductor)

What is theory u -  (future and emerging self)
Nick's Drop Box resources for Theory U: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/czbksh877fuldyu/AABQRAMEZkwORkluO6SoHliza?dl=0

The MITx U.Lab starting 10 Sept - here's the registration link for participants: www.edx.org/course/u-lab-transforming-business-society-self-mitx-15-671x - and if you want to host a U.Lab Hub with colleagues, clients, family or friends, please let us know at ulab@presencing.com. A HubHost Guide will be made available by the end of this month.

For those who expressed interest in Social Presencing Theater the institute offers a 2-day courses on SPT www.presencing.com/programs/social-presencing-theater and two longer training programs - a year-long program in New York that meets 3 times (contact Laura Cronk at embodiedpresencespt@gmail.com or hayashi@presencing.com) and a 3-year program in Denmark (begins May 2016, contact: Michael Stubberup at michael@synergaia.dk or hayashi@presencing.com).


About Nick Ellem
Nick Ellem, Harvard trained senior leadership development consultant and coach specialised in working with organisations, teams and individuals to identify their adaptive leadership challenges, facilitate problem solving and build capacity to exercise leadership. The Adaptive Leadership Framework used in our programs grew out of the work of its co-founders Dr Ronald Heifetz and Martin Linsky at Harvard University, who have spent the last 30 years developing leadership art and practice.

University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Jones Street, Ultimo corner Thomas Street. Room 5.580 Level 5, Building 10, Take the lift to level 5, cross the atrium footbridge, walk straight ahead to room 580.
From 5:30pm to 7:30pm sharp | No RSVP - Just turn up | Donation $5
Enquiries | Greg Jenkins; gregjenkins@yahoo.com ; 0418 486 501 | Eoin Higgins eoin.p.higgins@gmail.com; 0407 411 684