TITLE

30 Years of Building Learning Communities A Dialogue with Peter Senge, Otto Scharmer and Darcy Winslow, Part I

AUTHOR(S)
Senge, Peter; Scharmer, Otto; Winslow, Darcy
PUB. DATE
January 2013
SOURCE
Reflections;2013, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p40
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Interview
ABSTRACT
Although the Society for Organizational Learning was founded 15+ years ago, its roots go back almost 30 years. In this conversation, Peter Senge, Otto Scharmer, and Darcy Winslow look back at SoL's earliest form as a single program ("Systems Thinking and the New Management Style") and its evolution to its current state. In addition, they reflect on the role of individuals in systemic change, the ways in which we can leverage our impact as individuals and communities, and the essential role of cooperation and collaboration in sustainable organizational and global change. They consider what it takes to shift from "ego-system awareness" to "eco-system awareness," a shift they agree is fundamental to effecting sustainable change. Throughout the conversation, references to SoL's own capacity for development, and the evolution of related networks like the Presencing Institute, serve as a microcosm of every system's struggle to adapt and sustain itself.
ACCESSION #
91705239

 

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