Hub Munich U.Lab 2016 - Leading from the Emerging Future @ COKREA
Hub Munich U.Lab 2016 - Leading from the Emerging Future @ COKREA

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Hub Munich U.Lab 2016 - Leading from the Emerging Future @ COKREA

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U.lab: a platform, an 8-week course, a 3-month journey, a lifetime practice.

U.Lab is founded on the idea that "the success of our actions as change-makers does not depend on what we do or how we do it, but on the inner place from which we operate."

U.lab is a platform for activating a global and local innovation eco-system. Today's challenges call for profound innovation across all societal sectors. Rethinking, reinventing and evolving the way we operate in our society requires not only a profound shift in how we think but also to engage both the whole system and the whole self (intelligence of the head, heart, and hand).

U.Lab is a learning community for social change grounded in ecosystem thinking, mindfulness, and a vision of the future. Created by MIT's Presencing Institute and Otto Scharmer--participants have described the course as "eye-opening" and "life-changing". The underlying "Theory U" framework has guided transformative work around the world.

In past U.Labs, participants joined from 185 countries around the world. Many of them joined from hubs and used the course as an opportunity to form a learning community around big issues.

We are excited for COKREA in Munich to get involved this year as a Hub to collaborate, contribute and learn more about how U.Lab can help to move the community forward.

Actually… the idea of starting COKREA was born at last year´s #ulab course!

What is a Hub?

u.lab is learning by doing – which means that it is not enough to learn new concepts intellectually; the real learning happens through application and practice in the real world.

A hub is a physical space where u.lab participants come together to learn and co-create, using the frameworks and methods offered through the u.lab MOOC.

In that sense, hubs are helping people to translate insights into action, as well as co-creating with others. The physical space enhances the typical MOOC experience by providing group support for self-organized learning and co-creation.

At a local level, hubs can help connect people around common interests. At a global level, the various hubs from around the world will be part of a network of hub hosts that exchange insights, experiences, and knowledge.

Why joining the course at COKREA?

This Hub is a space open to all who want to reflect and learn together. Registration is free, but required, as we have limited spots.

Our aim is to explore/ co-create around ways to incorporate Theory U and combine with other methodologies/ theories in particular when it comes to finding solutions to problems that require co-creation and collaborative approaches in organizations (culture, leadership change & innovation)

  • Empowering communication
  • Establishing a foundation for people to make connections
  • Making things happen


We will meet prior to the first online learning process to "break the ice" and get to know eachother, F2F meetings will be organized throughout the online learning process and we will have a final meeting at the end of the Course. Yet to be decided: monthly/ quarterly meetup beyond the training & coaching circles.


Reflect, learn and explore ways to incorporate Theory U and combine with other methodologies/ approaches. Open to other co-creator´s ideas

The 8-week online U.Lab course begins on Sept 8 and involves four 90-minute live sessions, as well as 2 to 5 hours per week of self-guided online content.


Co-creators, Facilitators, Innovators, Community movers, Intrapreneurs, Theory U fans. Interested/ curious about exploring ways to in particular when it comes to finding solutions to problems that require co-creation and collaborative approaches in organizations (culture, leadership change & innovation)

Topics of interest:

Business Modelling, Strategy & Innovation, Human Centered Talent & Career Management #futureofwork; Leadership #futureofleadership; Agile Project & Team Management, Cultural Intelligence

U.lab: a platform, an 8-week course, a 3-month journey, a lifetime practice.

The info session and the 8-week course are both free and open to the public.

Registration for the online information session (also a pre-requisite for the U.Lab) is here:

Registration for the U.Lab course is here (each individual needs to register):

Planning for u.lab Fall 2016 - Dates

Introductory course available starting August 15th

a 90 minute introductory course will become available on Edx. It is called: Awareness-Based Systems Change with u.lab - How to Sense and Actualize the FutureYou can already register here:

Course dates in a nutshell (please register for each date you are attending to make sure we save a spot as spots are limited to 24 people)

· 8 Sept 2016 - u.lab begins - gettogether - breaking the ice & preparing for the weeks to come (please note that we are not meeting face to face on this day, we will collect introductions and distribute in advance to all people registered)

· 15 Sept 2016 - First live session - theme: co-initiating and co-sensing

· 6 Oct 2016 - Second live session - theme: co-presencing

· 27 Oct 2016 - Third live session - theme: prototyping

· 15 Dec 2016 - Final live session - bringing the community back together...

We will meet at COKREA 30 minutes prior to each session, to give everyone enough time to get settled and connect with others.

If you have time, we are also staying 30 minutes after the sessions to reflect together.

We will open the doors at 15:30, Sessions start at 16:00.

If you plan to join us at COKREA for the course, please also register here via Eventbrite for every live session you are planning to join so we know how many people to expect - spots are limited!

What is theory U?

See here, here and here.

Why join u.lab?

People join u.lab for different reasons. Most participants join due to a desire to connect with the deeper purpose of their life and to create the time and space to prototype what that might look like.

Others join u.lab simply to learn about Theory U (an approach to bring about profound change,developed by action researchers at MIT)

Many join to connect to other change makers in their area, organizations or sector. By doing u.lab together they collectively develop a vision and ideas of how to bring change in their context and to deepen relationships.

Some people see an opportunity in using u.lab as a vehicle for connecting stakeholders in a collective effort to bring change to their local communities around a very specific initiative/project.

U.lab is an online-offline course: How does it work?

The course is offered in 8 modules (8 weeks) on the edX platform, as a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). Going through each module (together) will help an individual, team, organization, or stakeholder network to become aware of the deeper sources of current challenges, and create solutions from that place of awareness. It is a highly experiential course, with a mix of theory, practices, and assignments.

The content is offered online, and is made available week by week. There is also the opportunity to connect with people from all over the world in an online community on the site.

There are three different ways to make this 'course' more than just a MOOC: (1) live sessions (2) participating in or hosting a hub (3) joining a coaching circle

Sources: The Presencing Institute & the Hubhostguide.

The Presencing Institute uses a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0 Unported License, which lets others share: copy, distribute, and transmit the work, as well as remix: tweak, adapt, and build upon work even for commercial reasons. More under

About the event location:


COKREA is a location to rent, a platform and a venue to learn & create with others.

COKREA is an inspiring and wonderful space, ideal for your workshops, off-site meetings, speaker and networking events, exhibitions, product/ press launches and receptions. We can easily host up to 80 people.

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What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Directions to COKREA can be found here

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Just click on the "contact" button below or send an e-mail message

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, up to 1 day prior to the event

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, up to 1 day prior to the event

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

We would appreciate if you could bring a printed ticket or download it to your mobile phone to ease registration.

What is the refund policy?

Event is free of charge, we would appreciate a real count beforehand for organizational purposes, so please do let us know if you are unable to attend at least one day before or update your registration accordingly.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

If you would like to transfer your ticket to another person, please contact us up to one day prior to the event and we will proceed to update accordingly.

Is the event in English?

The event is going to be held in English as it attracts a very international crowd.

German support will be offered as much as needed.

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