Otto Scharmer

Otto Scharmer chairs the MIT IDEAS program for cross-sector innovation and 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 and others). His most recent book, The Essentials of Theory U, summarizes the core principles and applications of awareness-based systems change.

Otto shared his work with our community of co-creators during the Session 2 Lab, titled Innovations in Learning and Leadership in January 2020.