U.Lab is an innovative online course using a range of tools and ideas to create very different approach to dealing with change. Now, more than ever, the world is changing rapidly, but old systems and methods of dealing with problems just don't seem to be relevant.
This work has been developed by Otto Scharmer and other researchers at MIT, and practiced by leaders around the world, for over 20 years. Several people in Settle have been doing this since 2015 and we have regular meet-ups at the hub to watch U.Lab webinars and related films, prototype new ideas and hold group coaching sessions.
Some blurb from edx.org website about the course.. and a short video below with more info.
We live in a time of disruptive change, one that requires a new collective leadership capacity. In this groundbreaking course, we invite you on a journey to see the world in new ways and practice a method that allows leaders, entire organizations, and larger social systems to connect with and actualize their highest future possibility.
In January 2015, 30,000 people from 190 countries enrolled in U.Lab. In an exit survey, 52% said it was “eye-opening”, while another 36% called it “life-changing”. U.Lab has inspired the first-known use of a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) by a government as a platform for citizens to shape the issues that matter to them, it has been used in management teams of the world’s leading Non Governmental Organisations, and it is now being used in 42 Impact Hubs worldwide – by locally-rooted, globally connected communities of change makers to catalyze systemic change.
There is a free introductory 90 minute online course on edx which gives a flavour of U.Lab and how the ideas behind it are being used in all sorts of ways.
If you like the look of it can register for the longer U.Lab course (archived from 2016) and work throught it at your own pace. You get more out of it working alongside others and it will run again later this year.
We have several U.Lab related books and DVDs at the hub so if you want to find out more or get involved with our local group pop in to the hub and have a chat with Jo.