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Theory U - Leading from the Emerging Future

Minnesota Facilitators Network

Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT)

Theory U - Leading from the Emerging Future

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MFN Public Meeting

Thursday, September 12, 2013
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.



Theory U - Leading from the Future that is Emerging

Michael Bischoff, Guest Facilitator


Program Description

What facilitation practices can allow groups to let go of habits that aren't working, see things freshly, and open up to deep innovation? A group from MIT has pioneered an approach called Theory U, which has led to breakthrough performance in corporate and community settings. This session will provide a practical introduction to the Theory U framework and related facilitation tools. 

The process of Theory U, also called Presencing, connects us to the world that is outside of our institutional bubble, to the world that emerges from within, and to rapid prototyping that brings forth the new into the world. Most groups are hungry for innovation that keeps the organization fresh and alive. Most of us as individuals also want to find ways to access their deepest values and sources of knowledge in their work. The Theory U framework offers a way to integrate the inner and outer aspects of innovation.


Michael Bischoff

Michael Bischoff has been facilitating visioning, program development, and evaluation with nonprofit and government groups in Minnesota for the past 18 years, both as a staff member and consultant. Michael is currently the lead consultant at Clarity Facilitation. He has co-initiated and co-led the Minnesota Presencing Forum and the Social Innovation Lab, which both draw on Theory U to foster innovation and learning across sectors and issues.

Please register by 2:00 p.m. September 12 to reserve your place for the meeting.


The meeting fees for this event are:

$15.00 for member online registration
$20.00 for member at-the-door registration

$25.00 for non-member online registration
$30.00 for non-member at-the-door registration

$5.00 for student member online registration

Online registration ends at 2:00  p.m. Central Daylight Time September 12, 2013.

This meeting registration is open to MFN members and the general public.

Light refreshments will be available.

For additional information, contact MFN: mfn@mnfacilitators.org

Web Site: www.mnfacilitators.org

Have questions about Theory U - Leading from the Emerging Future? Contact Minnesota Facilitators Network

When & Where

Bethany Lutheran Church
3901 36th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT)

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Minnesota Facilitators Network

The Minnesota Facilitators Network (MFN) is an association of professional facilitators dedicated to sharing and practicing the knowledge and skills of facilitation and to connecting facilitators and clients through networking.  MFN maintains partnerships with professionals in related fields like organization development, project management, quality improvement, human resource development, coaching and other consulting specialties.  MFN is also a partner with the International Association of Facilitators and the Institute of Cultural Affairs.  MFN promotes and practices the ToP (Technology of Participation) methods of facilitation.


MFN web site: http://www.mnfacilitators.org


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