Otto co-creates innovative approaches to learning and leadership that he and his colleagues deliver through classes and programs at MIT, through Presencing Institute programs, and through his Global Classroom online program.

MITx u.lab: Transforming Business, Society, and Self

This highly experiential course is based on Theory U, a framework, method, and way of connecting to the more authentic aspects of our self. It introduces the variable of consciousness into management and the social sciences, and proposes that the quality of the results that we create in any kind of social system is a function of the quality of awareness, attention or consciousness that the participants in the system operate from. This approach to leading change is practiced by business, government, and civil society leaders around the world.

GAIA: Global Activation of Intention and Action

GAIA Journey is a series of monthly sessions, each focusing on a specific area for societal transformation and planetary healing. Participants all around the world apply practices of global sense-making, leaning into the current disruptions, and moving into clearer intentions and action confidence. Now is a time for us to come together, build bridges, and address the root causes of the unwanted results we collectively produce.

IDEAS: Innovative Dynamic Education and Action for Sustainability 

IDEAS is a one-year practice-based MIT Executive Education program designed to help cohorts of participants confront challenges in their countries more effectively. It does so by engaging leaders across sectors to jointly step forward and take on a country's complex challenges of conservation, education, and business/social enterprise by going through a profound learning process. Together, they identify the root causes and collectively develop a closer relationship, working together to implement the solutions that are created.

Custom Programs

For information on delivering customized on-site presencing workshops that apply the U methodology on the current situation and strategic challenges/opportunities of your organization please contact:

Janice Spadafore
(+1) 617 803-0938

Presencing Institute 

Otto is a co-founder of the Presencing Institute, an awareness-based action-research community for profound individual and institutional renewal.

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MIT Faculty 

Otto is a Senior Lecturer in the MIT Sloan School of Management. He chairs the MIT IDEAS program for cross-sector innovation and is a co-founder of the MITx u.lab.

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