Otto co-creates pathways for transformation for individuals, institutions, and larger systems. He and his colleagues deliver these through classes and programs at MIT, Presencing Institute projects, and global MITx u-lab and u-school for Transformation offerings.
Otto is a co-founder of the Presencing Institute, which hosts leadership and innovation labs as well as customized programs for organizations and businesses. These offerings aim to support deep system innovation and collaboration in rapidly changing and challenging environments.
Otto is a co-founder of the u-school for Transformation, a capacity-building and action research platform aimed at democratizing access to awareness-based systems change. The platform offers programs, certifications, space holding, and innovation labs that use Theory U and Social Arts to facilitate shifts in individuals and collectives from ego- to eco-system awareness.
Otto is a Senior Lecturer at 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.