Theory U & the Inner Dynamics of Change
As divisions between organizations, groups, and individuals harden, new approaches for working together on social challenges is critical. Theory U is such an approach and is applied in complex, multi-stakeholder situations where agreements, relationships, and solutions must be forged across these divides.
In this talk, participants will learn about Theory U, processes that underpin its application, and how it can be used to align activists in their common mission. Each of the three steps in Theory U will be highlighted through examples and concrete tools that can be applied to complex social problems. Throughout, participants will be encouraged to share their experiences creating social change and reflect on how Theory U may assist them in their social change practice.
About the Speaker
Julian Roberts holds a BA in philosophy from UC Berkeley and an MPH/MBA from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and is a certified Project Management Professional. He has worked as a consultant and currently has a full time job in the public sector. His work experience includes multi-stakeholder facilitation, business analysis, CRM design and implementation, project management, and strategy. He has a deep interest in how the inner life can enliven everyday experience.
Need to know:
– Doors open at 6:50
– $5 donation (suggested minimum)
– Accessible on demand via portable ramp; washrooms not accessible
– Please avoid using strong-scented products due to sensitivities
Tasty refreshments (non-alcoholic) with Zatoun oliveoil+za’atar dipping.
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