Dr. Otto Scharmer

Dr. Otto Scharmer

Dr. C. Otto Scharmer is a Senior Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and founding chair of the Presencing Institute. Otto introduced the concept of “presencing ”— learning from the emerging future — in his bestselling books Theory U and Presence (the latter co-authored with Peter Senge et al.). In 2015 he co-founded the online MITx u.lab, which has since activated a global eco-system of societal and personal renewal involving more than 100,000 participants from 185 countries. Otto received the Jamieson Prize for Excellence in Teaching at MIT (2015) and the Leonardo European Corporate Learning Award (2016). His new book, The Essentials of Theory U (March 2018), focuses on the core principles and practical applications of awareness-based systems change in the context of reinventing our economies, democracies, and educational systems. For more information, visit www.ottoscharmer.com.

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