Presencing und Theory U Learning Lab

29th September 10h – 2nd October 15h“Few places left – Register Now!

with Christine Wank (Facilitate U, international facilitator, trainer, coach and graduate of the first global Theory U Master Class of the Presencing Institute, Berlin) and
Martin Kalungu-Banda (Presencing Institute and University of Cambridge, international facilitator and trainer, Oxford)

—at the Social Impact Lab in Berlin-Kreuzbert ( —

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In whatever sector we work, the challenges our organisations are facing today are in many ways unprecedented, and conventional ways of working reach their limits. We are operating in ever complex environments, facing disruptive changes and need to deal with widely diverging interests.
How can we develop new ways of approaching these challenges using our full potential and the power of diversity? How can we lead in such profound change processes and complexity? How can we collaborate in new ways – across disciplines and sectors? And how can we strengthen and fully use our creativity and the innovation capacities of people, organisations and society?
Otto Scharmer`s book “Theory U – Leading from the Future as it Emerges” is currently one of the most inspiring and widely discussed frameworks for change facilitation and leadership development. In bringing together more than a decade of in-depth research and experiences from practitioners from the field, Theory U provides an approach for better understanding and facilitating profound change and innovation including respective principles and practices which can be applied for people, organisations and larger systems. The focus is hereby more on the quality of our attention shaping our actions and relations using our inner instruments such as the open mind, heart and will.
(For a more detailed summary of the Theory U you read the article by Christine in the Systems Thinker).

Our Theory U Learning Lab is designed to be a uniquely practical introduction to Theory U offering you a space for co-learning and co-creation. It is specially designed for young professionals and change makers who want to bring forward necessary changes in their organisations and in society and who want to discover and fully use their creativity and collective leadership in addressing some of the current challenges here. Alongside introductory sessions on the U process and tools we will offer the opportunity to work in thematic groups, exploring areas that pose intense challenges and opportunities for approaching them in new ways, working across traditional boundaries such as sectors and disciplines.
We are proposing three topics for these groups:

  • Energy and Climate Change;
  • Urban planning and cities;
  • Citizen Participation

Let us know in your registration form which topic you feel most drawn to or propose another topic that seems most relevant to you where you and a group of other 3-4 people want to focus on.
To sum up,

  • You will gain a foundational and experiential introduction to the U process;
  • you will experience helpful tools and practices of the U process and reflect what will help you to apply them in your specific context. To name a few: Stakeholder Interviews, Sensing Journeys, Sculpture work, Prototyping, Case clinics, and more;
  • you will develop your leadership from the inside out – learning more about how to access the sources of your insight, strength and ability to collaborate and, thus, to deeper connect with your self and others;
  • you will gain from the extensive practical experience and stories from the field from Christine and Martin;
  • you will grow your network of people from different sectors, disciplines and countries, who are passionate about shaping positive change, and who will help you in nourishing your personal growth as well as the seeds you plant in the learning lab and after.


Christine Wank
Christine is one of the pioneers of applying Theory U in Europe and Germany in innovative and cross-sector leadership programmes and in the area of international development cooperation. She was among the first graduates of the Presencing Master Class, and has a special interest in applying Theory U for facilitating change within and across organisations as well as in intercultural settings. Christine works as an international change facilitator, trainer and coach in the field of organisational change and leadership development.

Martin Kalungu-Banda
Martin is a highly experienced facilitator and practitioner for Theory U processes and one of the international pioneers for applying Theory U to larger systems such as in Zambia. He works as a consultant in organisation and leadership development; a designer and facilitator of innovation and organisation change; and as a trainer and coach.


We have space for 25 people in this training, the minimum number of participants for the lab format is 16. To secure your place, register now.

Date and Time:
29th September 10AM – 2nd October 3PM
Social Impact Lab, Erkelenzdamm 59-61, 10999 Berlin
Regular rate: 1090 Euro
Rate for Young Professionals: 750 Euro
We want to provide young professionals a special opportunity for participating. We define “young professionals” loosely as people who are under 35 or have less than 7 years of working experience.

Please register using the form below.
If you have questions, please contact
Terms and conditions apply – see “Impuls allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen” for more information.
Minimum number of participants: 16

Looking forward to hearing from you!

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Article on Theory U by Christine Wank - published in the "Systems Thinker"

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