08 December 2009

Senge & Scharmer @ Media ~ Social Innovations!

The transformative implications of systems thinking and organizational sustainability are enormous. That's why it's worth your time to join in this coming Wednesday December 9th, 2009, from 11a to 12noon in Bartos Theatre, when the MIT Media Lab's Social Health Initiative hosts Peter Senge and Otto Scharmer for their talk on...
Otto Scharmer is Senior Lecturer in Organization Studies at MIT Sloan, the founding chair of the Presencing Institute, and a founding member of the MIT Green Hub. He also facilitates cross-sector programs for leaders in business, government, and civil society that focus on building people’s collective capacity to achieve profound innovation and change.

Peter M. Senge is Senior Lecturer in Organization Studies at MIT Sloan, author of The Fifth Discipline, founder of the Society for Organizational Learning (SoL), and an influential strategist and systems thinker and champion of the better understanding of economic and organizational change. He studies decentralizing the role of leadership in organizations so as to enhance the ability of employees to work productively toward common goals, and the managerial and institutional changes needed to build more sustainable enterprises, which are businesses that foster social and natural as well as economic well being.
"The MIT Media Laboratory is launching a Social Health Initiative, and a series of inaugural keynote lectures. Our goal is to create a network of organizations and tools that help people thrive, staying healthy and happy during their entire lives. Because social health is intimately intertwined with social support, adequate wealth, self-determination, and security, a successful social health system must take a holistic view of life."
This Social Health Initiative is worthy of your close attention.

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