u.lab is a course offered on edX.org. Originally launched in January 2015, it has been offered four times and has reached over 100,000 people from 183 countries. u.lab has been my primary project for the past four years. Here is how we describe what u.lab is about:
We live in a time of disruptive change. How to activate our capacity to lean into the emerging future may well be the most important leadership challenge of our time. How do you cultivate curiosity, compassion and courage in the face of prejudice, anger and fear? U.lab is an introduction to a method called Theory U, developed at MIT, for leading such change in business, government, and civil society contexts worldwide.
Roles: co-creator and facilitator. Produced, wrote, edited key content. Designed and built the learning architecture.
TRANSFORMING CAPITALISM: FROM EGO TO ECO
The Presencing Institute (PI) and HuffPost are working together to inspire real-world action toward building a new economy in key sectors and societies around the world by showcasing under-reported stories and unpacking the principles and practices that make change happen.
We believe it’s not enough to address the environmental, social, or spiritual crisis-symptoms that are well-known in the world today. It’s also important to shift the structural goals of the current economic system (such as moving beyond GDP as a measure of success). Even beyond structural shifts, what’s truly needed is a shift in the underlying mindsets, or put another way, the level of awareness or consciousness that stakeholders in our economies operate from.
Roles: Platform strategist, lead writer and video producer for PI, co-facilitator for monthly live sessions.
Global Wellbeing Lab
The Global Wellbeing Lab is an action-learning platform, co-founded by the GIZ Global Leadership Academy (Germany), the Presencing Institute and the Gross National Happiness Centre (Bhutan) to advance new ways of generating and measuring wellbeing at multiple levels in society.
Role: Learning Historian (Writing, Photography)