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.
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.
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Web Site: www.mnfacilitators.org
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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